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I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted 4 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted 4 months ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted 4 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Just Point the Camera and Shoot!

Posted 5 months ago by James D

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with artistic photography, biographical films, black and white film, documentary, film camera, graffiti, Kodak, New York, photographers, photographers - biography, photography, pictorial works, portraits, street photography, street portrait and subway

A small collection of people that shaped how cameras are used in everyday situations on the streets of some of the largest cites.

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Fall in Love - At the Library!

Posted 5 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Business & Investing, Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Romance and Teen | Tagged with adult coloring, american beauty, anti-romance, date night, diy gifts, eyes wide shut, gone girl, romance, romance films, sugar scrub, the shining, valentine's day and zumba

From fun and free “date nights” to DIY gifts to romantic movies you can stream at home, we have everything you need to make this year’s Valentine’s Day something to remember – so get ready to fall in love…at the Library!

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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels | Tagged with animals, bullies, bullying, children of divorced parents, compassion, courage, death, death and dying, divorce, emotions, families, feelings, friendship, grief, Grief - Fiction, grieving, juvenile fiction, loss, news, parent and child, picture books, school, social issues and stories in rhyme

A selection of picture books covering tough topics.

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