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Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Lisa Crisman

Posted in Book Reviews | crafts and hobbies | Health and Wellness | nonfiction | Reading Recommendations | Writing |

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nonfiction as "writing or cinema that is about facts and real events." Nonfiction titles may express an author's point of view. Some nonfiction attempts to inform the reader. Often a nonfiction title does both. The writing contains real characters or relates an event that actually occurred. It may give instructions on a craft, a recipe, or a way of life. Scroll through this list of recent nonfiction, a small sample of newly published items available at yo...

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Sep
18

Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Posted in Events | History and Preservation | Inform * Enrich * Empower | nonfiction |

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Speaking of Constitution Day Constitution Day is September 17th. Join the Richmond Public Library (RPL) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in celebrating the 19th Amendment this Constitution Day. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is important because it gave women the right to vote. Therefore, in recognition of Constitution Day and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment,  RPL and VCU will present a series of three videos. These videos will explor...

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Sep
16

This Hispanic Heritage Month check out what new books Hoopla has to offer

Natalie Draper

Posted in Book Reviews | Fiction |

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There is a nice variety of new fiction and nonfiction by Latinx authors that you can browse right now, from the comfort of your own home, on Hoopla. I've selected a few of my favorite new titles that I know you'll love. The descriptions are from Hoopla, the editorial comments are mine. This isn't "new new" but fairly recent and I have to include it because it's a personal favorite of mine. I was delighted to see it available through Hoopla: My Documents by Alejandro Zambra ...

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