Welcome to The Reading List, a new occasional series where we provide some recommended reading on a topic! Note: This post has been edited and reposted to include additional titles. Hospice Health Foundation, an organization based here in Portsmouth, has hosted five Death Cafes. A worldwide phenomenon, the Death Cafe is a community event where participants gather … More The Reading List: Death & Dying
Welcome to The Reading List, a new occasional series where we provide some recommended reading on a topic! Next month, our Fiction Book Discussion Group will be led by former head of Public Services, Sherry Evans. All are welcome to read Family Life by Akhil Sharma. The Mishras come to America in the late-1970s, the father first, … More The Reading List: Novels about Immigrants
Welcome to The Reading List, a new occasional series where we provide some recommended reading on a topic! We recently hosted journalist Robert Azzi here at the library for Ask A Muslim Anything. No question was off limits – and he answered many! Azzi provided us with his list of recommended books that “bring people into … More The Reading List: The Middle East
If you’re a fan of magical realism, fairy tales, or complicated love stories, this is the story for you. The narrative focuses on Pavla, a girl born a dwarf to peasant parents at the beginning of the 1900’s, and weaves in stories of the people who have known and loved her (often despite themselves). The … More Hoopla Books I Read and Loved
I’ve always been a fan of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner’s theory challenges traditional, narrower views of intelligence, and identifies numerous kinds of intelligences including “verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.” While I am by no means an expert in this area, I do find Gardner’s theory and the surrounding … More From the Director’s Pocket: Public Libraries and Multiple Intelligences, or How We Are All Really, Really Smart!
‘Tis the season of hot coco, snowflakes, candles, snowmen and absurdly early sunsets. To keep your spirits up and offer a little gift inspo, here are a few of our very favorite wintertime 3D prints—submit a request by December 16th and have your prints in time for Christmas and Hanukkah! Snowflake by jonmonaghan – The two slitted flakes … More Practical Magic: Holiday Gift Guide