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: nonfiction
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
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
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
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
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.
If you’re a fellow book lover and have some time off for the holidays and are always on the hunt for new titles tor peruse, you might appreciate this short list of books by and for fellow book lovers. Some … Continue reading
I was listening to Oprah on the radio the other day and the topic was about twins who were reunited after a long time. Many of the these pairs were separated at birth and given up for adoption. The stories … Continue reading
What are you reading this beautiful Friday afternoon? Here’s a random poll of what our staff is currently reading: