It seems like we are bombarded with more labels just when the world seems to be shedding old, worn ones. Labels are meant to be useful tools, and despite our preference to rid ourselves of them, they do serve a Continue reading What is New Adult Fiction?
“Glamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Door: Television’s Iconic Women from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s” by Herbie J. Pilato. This book is a celebration of the wonderful women of television that many of us grew up with. A fact Continue reading From pop culture to historical oddities, our new non-fiction books have some interesting subjects to appeal to all!
A biography is a detailed account of a person’s life experiences, while an autobiography is written by the person themselves. If you are not familiar with our collection, the Chemung County Library District has a significant collection of biographies and Continue reading New Biographies at Steele Memorial Library
Much like our non-fiction collection, this month’s “Librarian’s Picks” covers a potpourri of subjects. I hope one of these books catches your interest! 158.1 WEE Heads Up Psychology by Marcus Weeks This book offers an explanation of Psychological theories and Continue reading A variety of new non-fiction at Steele
September is not only back to school month, but it is National Library Card Sign-up month with many activities and programs scheduled in our local libraries. Computer classes are gearing up again, children’s story hours, movie events and adult programs Continue reading Non-Fiction books for “making” at Steele
Non-Fiction books cover many topics and I find it hard to choose just one area to write about. With back to school on the horizon….two parenting titles “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Continue reading Something For Everyone
With his novel The Good Lord Bird James McBride can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Mark Twain and John Steinbeck. The book is thought provoking, passionate and beautifully written. It is also a great read of the Continue reading THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride
By the time you read this, I will be retired. Connie Ogilvie has taken over the writing of this column but I asked her if I could use it to say goodbye. I have loved working in a public library, Continue reading There’s a book for that!
Even though I no longer choose nonfiction books for the library, I love to browse the New Nonfiction on the first floor of the Central Library of CCLD. There are so many good books on so many subjects, but I Continue reading Fascinating Biographies & Personal Narratives
Have your teens seen the Hunger Games and Divergent movies, read the books, and are clamoring for more? (Are YOU?) Good news! More movies based on great teen books are due out this summer! Check out the books from our Continue reading Books to Movies for Teens @ your CCLD Library!