Tale as old as time....
Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Ten Things I Hate About You
Grendel - John Gardner
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley
O Brother Where Art Thou
My Fair Lady
Bull by David Elliot
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
She's the Man
This Poisoned Heart - Kaylin Bayron
Roman and Jewel - Dana Davis
She's to Pretty to Burn - Wendy
Small Favors - Erin Craig
Spin me Right Round - David Valdez
A Taste for Love - Jennifer Yen
Wicked - Gregory Mcguire
If you want to cry....
Check out episode four of this season of Papercut: Sometimes All You Need is a Good Cry where we talk about all the books, movies, and music that make us cry!
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
A Taste of Blackberries - Doris Buchanan Smith
Bridge to Teribithia - Katherine Paterson
Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Friend - Sigrid Nunez
It's A Wonderful Life
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
Summer Bird Blue - Akemi Dawn Bowman
Here is the Beehive - Sarah Crossan
Train I Ride - Paul Mosier
Loser - Jerry Spinelli
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
We Are Okay - Nina Lacour
Our Town - Thornton Wilder
This is Us
The Wonder Years Season 5
Six Feet Under Season 5
Banned books week
This year’s Banned Books Week theme draws attention to the benefits of unrestricted reading and the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Papercut podcast is back for season 2! In our first episode we discuss The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and even have a reading from a local storyteller! If you have not read it before - or in a long time - we encourage you to check it out! It is short! It is satirical! For all things Sleepy Hollow click here.
Special thanks to our guests Christina Orban-La Salle, Director, Visitor Services and Sales at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and Jonathan Kruk, Master Storyteller. You can learn more about both at:
Truman & Tennessee
The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of two of the most important American writers of the 20th century, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, explodes onto the screen In Truman & Tennessee, a masterful collage of archival material, including talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named Desire,
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood.
For more information about the film and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Join the discussion on Monday, June 28 at 7:00 PM with Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, and Karen Clark, a board member of River River Writers Circle, moderated by writer and filmmaker Juliana Roth. Register for the discussion HERE.
Want to learn more? Check out this selection of books and films
by and about Truman Capote & Tennessee Williams.
Portraits and Observations: the essays of Truman Capote
Too Brief a Treat: the letters of Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
The Early Stories of Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's DVD
Lost Friendships: a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, & Others
Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh
The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams
The Collected Plays of Tennessee Williams
Collected Stories of Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire DVD
June is Pride Month! We felt it was best to come up with a book list that reflects the current topics being discussed when it comes to LGBTQIA rights and awareness so many of these books reflect transgender and gender nonconforming experiences.
Becoming a Visible Man
Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
Don't Call Us Dead
Fairest: A Memoir
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York
The Last Time I Wore a Dress
Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993
My Husband Betty: Love, Sex and LIfe with a Crossdresser
Neplantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools
She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Interested in learning about Juneteenth and what it means? Check out our recommendations below! For additional material and resources check out our Combating Racism Page!
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery
Asian pacific heritage month
May is National Asian Pacific Heritage Month. This book list contains novels, poems, nonfiction pieces, and even graphic novels written by Asian-Pacific authors about their experiences.
All You Can Ever Know
The Butterfly Yellow
A Different Pond
Good Talk: a memoir in conversations
How Much of These Hills is Gold
If They Come For Us: Poems
The Magical Language of Others
The Making of Asian America: a history
Minor Feelings: an asian american reckoning
A Tale for the Time Being
The Woman Warrior
Green Grass grows all around
Please check out the books we discussed in our newest episode of our Papercut Podcast!
The Big Bad Book of Botany
Botany of Desire: a plant's eye view of the world
The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: a new understanding of plans intelligence and behavior
Marriage of the Sun and Moon
Wicked Plants: the weed that killed Lincoln's mother and other botanical atrocities
This is Your Mind on Plants
My Garden Book
Contemporary Botanical Artists
Gardening for the Birds: how to create a bird-friendly backyard
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: a natural approach to pest control
Raising Butterflies in the Garden
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: the guide to creating a sustainable landscape
Gardening for Butterflies
The Pollinator Victory Garden: win the war on pollinator decline with ecological gardening
Natures Best Hope: a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard
The Nature of Oaks
Bringing Nature Home: how you can sustain wildlife with native plants
Marvelous women in mysteries
Check out all of the wonderful Mystery Series that we talked about in this episode of the Papercut Podcast!
NYACK LIBRARY REFERENCE STAFF
This page contains curated book/content lists that are related to our varied programs!