Sneak Peek: AMERICAN DIRT

Sneak Peek: AMERICAN DIRT

We are RIDICULOUSLY excited about AMERICAN DIRT, Jeanine Cummins’s emotional gut-punch of a novel, and you should be, too! This page-turning, poignant story of a mother and son fleeing the Mexican cartels is filled with drama and humanity. ON EVERY PAGE. Read an excerpt here. And keep checking Edelweiss for an e-galley! […]

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Author Spotlight: Tan France

Author Spotlight: Tan France

In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, Tan France, Queer Eye’s charming and stylish fashion expert, reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon–and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television—simply by being NATURALLY TAN. Before he became famous as one of the Fab Five makeover experts, […]

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Booklist Recommends: On Diversity and Immigration

Keep your patrons in the know with these two Booklist best of lists on diversity and immigration: Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction A BOUND WOMAN IS A DANGEROUS THING: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris Hill “With a lyricism that sings, swings, and stings, poet and writer Hill […]

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Getting Ready for Black History Month

Getting Ready for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with these new and forthcoming books: A BOUND WOMAN IS A DANGEROUS THING: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris Hill A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankine’s CITIZEN, DaMaris Hill’s searing and powerful narrative-in-verse bears witness to American women of color […]

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Ocean County Library Book Club Buzz Titles

Ocean County Library Book Club Buzz Titles

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? It’s true! This weekend, Anne will participate in Ocean County Library’s “Book Discussion Leaders Tea” event where she’ll share these book club picks: Bestsellers THE NIGHTINGALE and THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts Literary THEY […]

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Read, Reflect & Discuss

Read, Reflect & Discuss

“After a contentious campaign season filled with divisive rhetoric, we are now hearing from our members and in the news media about incidents of bigotry and harassment within our communities. During times like these, our nation’s 120,000 public, academic, school, and special libraries are invaluable allies inspiring understanding and community healing. Libraries provide a safe […]

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Banned Books Week 2016

Banned Books Week 2016

Happy Banned Books Week, lovely librarians! This is the week (Sept 25 – Oct. 1) to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books. This year’s theme is diversity and the lovely folks at BBW have put together a list of frequently challenged books with diverse content, as well as resources for librarians […]

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WE GON’ BE…JUDGING YOU?!

WE GON’ BE…JUDGING YOU?!

Ok, ok, we will not be judging you, but Luvvie Ajayi might! And Jeff Chang explains why WE ‘GON BE ALRIGHT in our #FridayReads picks: I’M JUDGING YOU by Luvvie Ajayi “Ajayi, known in the social-media sphere as Awesomely Luvvie after her blog, which attracts 500,000 readers a month, has crafted a smart, vividly humorous […]

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