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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Tag Archives: biography
What are you reading this beautiful Friday afternoon? Here’s a random poll of what our staff is currently reading: … Continue reading
I’m sure I watched with many other Yankee fans the pre-game show where the Yankees honored Number Two- “The Captain”. Derek Jeter has been with the organization since 1995 and holds Yankees career records … 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
77 years ago today, Edward VIII voluntarily abdicated the throne to marry his true love, divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Amid much uproar, his brother George VI, became king. Here at the library we have books and DVDs that discuss this moment … Continue reading
My Brief History, written by Stephen Hawking is such an unassuming book about such a brilliant man. With quiet humor and grace Hawking tell us the journey of his life from childhood to his extraordinary success as author and physicist. … Continue reading
As the school year approaches, there are a few authors that are so beloved that everyone from your grandma to your toddler will recognize their name. One of them is Dr. Seuss. The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline Smith … Continue reading
Just found out that Netflix has produced Season One of Orange is the New Black. I read the book that the series is based on in 2009 and thought it was a fascinating read. Although not your “typical” convict , … Continue reading
Pulitzer Prize winners of 2013 were just announced yesterday. Click on the cover to reserve a title. Fiction Poetry Nonfiction … Continue reading
I recently stumbled upon the beautiful book, My Ideal Bookshelf, a nonfiction title comprised of the books 100 cultural figures have selected as the books that make their “ideal bookshelf.” What are the books the we choose to keep? The … Continue reading