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Books on TV: Fiction

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It’s time for another installment of Books on TV! This time we’ll look at shows that are based off fiction books. These shows and the books they’re based off of cover various subgenres within fiction but the books can all be found in the general fiction section at the library.



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John Ashbery: 1927-2017

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John Ashbery, arguably the dominant voice in American poetry for the last half-century, passed away on September 3, 2017. He was 90 years old. News of his passing brought to mind these closing words from his 1977 poem “Blue Sonata”:

Recommended Read: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

It’s hard for me not to hate novelist Sally Rooney a little bit out of sheer jealously.  Not only is she super young (she’s a mere 26) AND a published author, but her first novel is excellent and well received.  However, I absolutely adored Conversations with Friends, and the flawed but sympathetic characters inside make Rooney seem like someone who’d be fun to hang out with (even if she’s annoyingly accomplished). 

New eResources at FRVPLD

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During the month of August, we’ve added 3 new eResources: Brainfuse, Hoopla, and Pronunciator. These powerful tools can be utilized for free with your FRVPLD card. We’re very excited about these resources and the incredible services they offer, so we want to spread the word and make sure our patrons understand all that these resources have to offer. Let’s take a look at what each of these products can do.



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Back to School Books: Campus Reads

My favorite thing about the start of the school year was always shopping for new school supplies (and, of course, new fall outfits).  My least favorite part was actually having to go back to school; gone were the mornings of sleeping late and days of doing whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted to—why can’t it be summer all year?!  Even though it’s been nearly 10 years since I’ve been a student anywhere, it’s still fun to celebrate the start of the school year (heck, it’s even better when you’re not  a student, because you don’t have to go to school!).  Below are several titles set on school


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