When I was compiling my list of essential reads, I realized that I’m drawn to books with awkward, loner heroines. Not surprising, given I spend most of my free time with my nose in a book and I am usually found hiding in the bathroom at parties. Thankfully, there have been slew of great books featuring lonesome ladies that I’ve read lately (instead of, you know, actually having to talk to a person). Below are three of my favorites:
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In October, I will turn 25 years old. To deal with this existential crisis (kidding, y’all), I’ve been reading lots of books with messy female protagonists that are still finding themselves well into adulthood.
Books on TV is back, and this time we’ll take a look at TV shows that are based off of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror books. Some of these shows fit in to one of these three genres while others have elements of more than one of them. Take a look at the list below and reserve the shows and/or the books they are based off of with your FRVPLD card today!
‘My Essential Books’ is a new feature on the FRVPLD blog, where we talk up our favorite books in the hope that you may give them a chance, or at least appreciate our passion for the titles that have made us who we are.
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Welcome to our Genre Guide series!
This series will give readers exposure to unfamiliar material - and perhaps a refresher on old favorites.
This month: Mystery
In a mystery, the main plot focuses on the discovery of the guilty party, almost always in a murder case. The solution to a mystery has to see justice served, although storylines, sub-plots, and settings can include elements from other genres. Sub-genres for mysteries include cozies, historical mysteries, and noir.
Want to improve your computer skills? Looking to start your own small business? Need to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT? Gale Courses can help with all of these topics and more! Gale Courses is a platform with free online classes that you can access anytime at the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD library card. Let’s take a look at how to access Gale Courses, how the online classes work, and how to find and enroll in a class.
“This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears. Tears and sorrows; courage and endurance; a perfectly upright and stoical bearing.”
– Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway