Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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Today is World Book & Copyright Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and … Continue reading
I love the fact that Twitter is lighting up with the hashtag #womeninfiction. Started by Preeti Chibber, manager of Harper Collins Children’s Books, Chibber started tweeting about women authors and women heroines in the world of fiction. Check out her … Continue reading
Today is the 202th anniversary of the classic by Jane Austen. One of the great master of English literature, Austen sold the copyright to Pride and Prejudice to Thomas Edgarton for £110 but because of favorable reviews he quickly recouped … Continue reading
If your favorite Christmas holiday classic is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, you might want to give international bestseller, The Man Who Called Ove, a try. Written by Swedish author, Fredrick Backman, the novel starts off with the curmudgeonly Ove. … Continue reading
October is National Reading Group Month by the Women’s National Book Association. We support several book clubs at the library for both adults and children. We’d love to have you join one of our library book discussions. In fact, Newburgh … Continue reading
Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell is the perfect title to tell the tale of the insular life of billionaire Huguette Clark. Never heard of her before? Neither had investigative journalist Dedman until he was house hunting … Continue reading
The librarians recently held another book talk cafe where we shared our most recent favorite titles with a lovely group of Newburgh readers. For those who missed it, here is Part II of the list of books. Try them and … Continue reading
The librarians recently held another book talk cafe where we shared our most recent favorite titles with a lovely group of Newburgh readers. For those who missed it, here is the list of books. Try them and let us know … Continue reading
October is designated National Reading Group Month by the Women’s National Book Association and here is their selection of recommend reads. Are any of these titles on your book groups list? 2013 Selections Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Beautiful Ruins … Continue reading