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Happy World Book & Copyright Day

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

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#Women in Fiction

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

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Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice

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

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A 21st Century Grinch

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

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Suggestions for National Reading Group Month

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

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Empty Mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune

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

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Book Talk Cafe: Part II Sharing Our Favorite Current Reads

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

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Book Talk Cafe Part 1: A Review of our Current Favorite Reads

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

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Did You Know it was National Reading Group Month?

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

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