What is poetry? Is it possible to define a literary form that is so varied in its expression?
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Are you looking for nonfiction titles in eBook format? Do you have a project due and you have to have some books as part of your resources? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is the right database for you! GVRL contains over 3,500 full-text, nonfiction and reference eBooks. They cover a wide range of topics, including: biography, business, education, history, medicine, and technology. Take a look below for a brief overview of how to access GVRL, how to find content, and for a peek at some other helpful features.
If Valentine’s Day was just not your holiday, Mardi Gras might be, and for many people, Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans.
If you can’t make it to the Crescent City for February 28th this year, the following titles will make you feel like you’ve learned something about its complex history and delicious food.
Love in the air, couples fawning over each other, gooey love notes, Nicholas Sparks’ movies: Valentine’s Day grosses me out. I’m all for love and romance, as long as you keep it to yourself. Even though I’m extreme in my squeamishness for a day devoted to public displays of affection (yuck!), I’m certainly not the only person who dreads Valentine’s Day. Whether coupled or single, the day is kind of a pressure cooker of romantic expectations and disappointment.
‘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.
The Norton Shakespeare (2nd Ed.)
Here is a sample of some new titles that were added to our adult non-fiction collection this past month. Enjoy!
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Books can be a great way of finding inspiration for your New Year’s resolution. Last year, my New Year’s resolution was to cook every recipe in the Food 52 cookbook. It was my attempt to push my culinary comfort zone in both improving my cooking techniques and expanding my palette.
Books on TV is here again! This post focuses on TV shows that are based off of nonfiction books. While the books are true stories with factual information, the shows do have some fictional elements. However, the shows still have truth and accuracy in the historical events depicted, the time periods represented, and the life stories of the characters. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays around the corner, we’re all getting busy with shopping for gifts for our loved ones. Here at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries, we like to help our patrons in any way we can and we can help with holiday shopping. No, I’m not saying that we’ll buy your gifts, but we do have resources that can help make your holiday shopping easier.