Category Archives: nonfiction

World Oceans Day is Being Celebrated Today

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.   This year’s theme is, “healthy oceans, healthy planets.”  The health of our oceans is critical to the health of our planets.  Covering over 70% of … Continue reading

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After Euphoria- Other Titles to Explore

Oftentimes, reading a book will make  me want to learn more about a particular person or subject.  Our book club, Tuesday at Two, just finished discussing Lily King’s compelling novel, Euphoria, loosely based on the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead … Continue reading

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives?   Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the … Continue reading

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Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist for Fiction and Nonfiction was Announced this Week

Sponsored by the American Library Association and the Carnegie Corporation,  the Andrew Carnegie Medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction  shortlist was announced this week. Started in 2012, this literary award was established to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction … Continue reading

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Black History Month- Other titles of Interest

The Village Voice recently published an article on lesser known titles for Black History Month, other than the usual recommended classics.  Here are the titles we have available at Newburgh Free Library.  Take them out and give them a read.

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The Hudson River Craft Beer Festival

is right across the river this weekend and  we have some books that might appeal to you! Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M. Bernstein Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America’s Top … Continue reading

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