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November 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in November. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Svetlana Alexievich. "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time" (source)

For more about the author, her writings, and the Nobel Prize:
Additional News Coverage:
You can also follow this link to browse books by Svetlana Alexievich ["Aleksievich"] in our local library system (RCLS).

See also:
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New U.S. Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera is our latest United States Poet Laureate. He is "the first Hispanic American to be named" to this position (source).

Herrera previously served as California's state Poet Laureate. His appointment follows recent Poets Laureate Charles Wright (2014-2015) and Natasha Trethewey (2012-2014).

You can read about Herrera's appointment in the Library of Congress's press release.

The Library of Congress also provides an online guide to Juan Felipe Herrera and his works.

For further exploration:
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October 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in October. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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September 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in September. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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August 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in August. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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July 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in July. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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June 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in June. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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May 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in May. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Posted: April 20, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes for "Letters, Drama, and Music" have been announced!

You can click any of the links below to explore this year's winners and finalists (for Fiction, History, Biography, Nonfiction, and Poetry) in the library system catalog:


Fiction
History
Biography & Autobiographies
Poetry
General Nonfiction
Drama
Music
For more winning books and authors...
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April 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in April. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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March 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in March. Please use the links below to place your holds now.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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February 2015 Titles

The following books are due out in February. Please use the links below to search the library catalog and to place requests as items become available.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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The Best Books of 2014

The following fiction and nonfiction titles (adapted from lists provided by EarlyWord.com) have been selected by three or more book review journals as being among the "best books" published in 2014.

Locate books in the library catalog by clicking their title. You can also follow author links to explore potential other works available by each author.

You can also browse this list visually via this link.


Best Fiction of 2014




Best Nonfiction of 2014


Additional "best of 2014" reading lists can be found in the Book Lists section of our online guide for Booklovers.
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January 2015 Titles

Posted: December 22, 2014

The following books are due out in January. Please use the links below to search the library catalog and to place requests as items become available.

Nonfiction




Fiction

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December 2014 Titles

Posted: November 18, 2014

The following books are due out in December. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction




Fiction




Christmas Stories

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November 2014 Titles

Posted: October 27, 2014

The following books are due out in November. Please use the links below to search the catalog and place your requests now.

Fiction




Nonfiction

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2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted: October 10, 2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Patrick Modiano, a French author, "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

Please click here to read the official award announcement at NobelPrize.org.

To learn more about Patrick Modiano and his writings, please see these links:

See also our other posts on the 2014 Nobel Prizes in...
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October 2014 Titles

Posted: September 23, 2014

The following books are due out in October. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Fiction




Nonfiction

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September 2014 Titles

Posted: August 21, 2014

The following titles due out in September are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Fiction





Nonfiction

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August 2014 Titles

Posted: July 22, 2014

The following titles due out in August are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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New U.S. Poet Laureate

Posted: June 30, 2014

From the The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress:

"Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Charles Wright to serve as the 20th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. He will follow Natasha Trethewey, who served two terms in the position, and give an opening reading at the Library on September 25th."


You can browse books by Charles Wright available in the library system through this link.

For further exploration...
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July 2014 Titles

Posted: June 24, 2014

The following titles due out in July are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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June 2014 Titles

Posted: May 19, 2014

Please use the links below to place your requests for these upcoming titles.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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May 2014 Titles

Posted: April 24, 2014

Please use the links below to place your requests for these upcoming titles.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Posted: April 17, 2014

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for "Letters, Drama, and Music" have been announced!

You can click any of the links below to explore this year's winners and finalists (for Fiction, History, Biography, Nonfiction, and Poetry) in the library system catalog:


Fiction
History
Biography & Autobiographies
Poetry
General Nonfiction
Drama
Music
For more winning books and authors...
Comments? or Questions?


April 2014 Titles

Posted: March 27, 2014

Please use the links below to place your requests for these upcoming titles.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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March 2014 Titles

Posted: February 28, 2014

Please use the links below to place your requests for these upcoming titles.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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February 2014 Titles

Posted: January 28, 2014

Please use the links below to place your requests for these upcoming titles.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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January 2014 Titles

Posted: December 23, 2013

Please use the links below to place your requests for these upcoming titles.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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Holiday Titles

Posted: November 21, 2013

The following are new holiday tiles for 2013. Please use the links below to place your requests.
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December 2013 Titles

Posted: November 21, 2013

Nonfiction
Fiction
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November 2013 Titles

Posted: October 30, 2013

The following books due out in November are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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Currently on Display...

Posted: October 28, 2013

The theme of our latest adult book display is Canadian Literature.

This standing book display can be found between our New Books section and the library catalog computers.

We invite you to browse and borrow any titles you find interesting!

You can also follow these links to explore popular Canadian authors (and some of their notable works) in the library system catalog...
or these links to browse the following topics in the catalog:
You might also enjoy exploring these book lists created and voted upon by Goodreads users:
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2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted: October 10, 2013

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Alice Munro, described by the Nobel committee as a "master of the contemporary short story."

Please click here to read the official award announcement at NobelPrize.org.

If you would like to explore works by Alice Munro within the library system catalog, here are some links:
Some additional links you might enjoy...
Members of Middletown Thrall Library can access additional information (e.g. articles, biography, literary criticism) through databases accessible both within the library and at home.
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October 2013 Titles

Posted: September 27, 2013

The following books due out in October are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Poetry

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: September 5, 2013

The theme of our latest adult book display is Jewish Literature.

This standing book display can be found between our New Books section and the library catalog computers.

We invite you to browse and borrow any titles you find interesting!

You can also follow these links to explore related items in the library system catalog:
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September 2013 Titles

Posted: August 29, 2013

The following books due out in August are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


August 2013 Titles

Posted: July 26, 2013

The following books due out in August are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


July 2013 Titles

Posted: June 28, 2013

The following books due out in July are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


June 2013 Titles

Posted: May 29, 2013

The following books due out in June are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction

Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: May 17, 2013

Our latest adult book display highlights fiction from or about Latin America.

This standing book display can be found between our New Books section and the library catalog computers.

We invite you to browse and borrow any titles you find interesting!

You can also follow these links to explore related items in the library system catalog.
Some more topics to try...

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May 2013 Titles

Posted: April 23, 2013

The following books due out in May are sure to be popular. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Pulitzer Prizes 2013

Posted: April 19, 2013

The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes for "Letters, Drama, and Music" have been announced!

You can click any of the links below to explore this year's winners and finalists (for Fiction, History, Biography, Nonfiction, and Poetry) in the library system catalog:


Fiction
History
Biography & Autobiographies
Poetry
General Nonfiction
Drama
Music
For more winning books and authors...
Comments? or Questions?


Beyond the Bestsellers:
Spring 2013

Posted: April 10, 2013

Our latest edition of Beyond the Bestsellers is now online!

[Beyond the Bestsellers: Spring 2013]


Beyond the Bestsellers is where we highlight new and interesting authors and books not necessarily found on bestseller lists.

Perhaps your next favorite book is just a few clicks away!
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National Poetry Month

Posted: April 10, 2013

April is National Poetry Month!

We invite everyone to take a few moments to celebrate the expressive power and beauty of words.

Please click here to explore our National Poetry Month activities and resource guide.
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April 2013 Titles

Posted: March 27, 2013

The following titles are due out in April. Use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


March 2013 Titles

Posted: February 22, 2013

The following titles are due out in March. Use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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February 2013 Titles

Posted: January 25, 2013

The following books are due out in February. Use the links below to place your requests.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: January 4, 2013

Notable Books of 2012

Our standing book display, nearest to the library entrance and our New Books section, features many of the most notable books of 2012 (as recently reported by The New York Times).

We invite you to explore this display and to check out any books you find interesting!

For more "best of 2012" book lists and reading possibilities...
You might also want to check out...
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January 2013 Titles

Posted: December 29, 2012

The following books are due out in January. Use the link below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: December 6, 2012

Our Towns

Exploring Localities & Lives
through Regional Fiction

Our latest book display for adults features a variety of American regional fiction.

The book display is located on the library's first floor, near the library catalog computers and stairs to the second level.

You are welcome and encouraged to check out any of the books on display!

You can also browse related materials in and beyond the library system through the links below:


Regional Fiction in the Library System


You might also like to try browsing regional fiction titles by state:

Comments? or Questions?


December 2012 Titles

Posted: November 28, 2012

The following books are due out in December. Use the link below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Christmas
Comments? or Questions?


National Book Awards 2012

Posted: November 15, 2012

The finalists and winners for this year's National Book Awards have been announced!

You can use the following links to explore the winners and finalists in the library system catalog.

Fiction

Winner Finalists

Nonfiction

Winner Finalists

Poetry

Winner Finalists

Young People's Literature

Winner Finalists

For more information...
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November 2012 Titles

Posted: October 28, 2012

The following books are due out in November. Use the link below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted: October 11, 2012

The latest recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature is Mo Yan, a Chinese author.

Mo Yan, whose real name is Guan Moye, is said to be the first Chinese national writer * to win this prestigious literary award.

His pseudonym (pen name) "Mo Yan" translates to "don't speak."

For more information on this writer and the Nobel Prize, please see these links:

(* Gao Xingjian, an émigré Chinese writer/artist/critic left China for France in 1987 and was granted French citizenship in 1997. He later won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature.)
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Currently on Display: "Pages in Flames"

Posted: October 1, 2012

Our latest book display for adults features classic and contempory books which were once challenged, censored, banned, or burned.

Our display coincides with the American Library Association's own "Banned Books Week" awareness campaign, which runs from September 30 to October 6, 2012.

During this period, ALA and libraries worldwide work to "draw national attention to the harms of censorship" (source).

Libraries exist for many essential reasons, including to protect democracy, freedom of speech, and to advocate and afford everyone an equal opportunity and the intellectual freedom to read and research information.

The book display is located on the library's first floor, near the library catalog computers and stairs to the second level.

You are welcome and encouraged to check out any of the books on display!

You can also browse related materials in and beyond the library system through the links below:
Comments? or Questions?


October 2012 Titles

Posted: September 24, 2012

The following titles by popular authors are due out in October. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


September 2012 Titles

Posted: August 28, 2012

The following titles by popular authors are due out in September. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: August 17, 2012

Now on display is a collection of science-fiction and fantasy novels and short story collections.

There are a wide variety of styles and themes, including dystopian fiction, macabre weird tales, and gender politics, with aesthetics ranging from clean high-technology, to gritty steam-punk.

This rotating display is located on the library's first floor, near the library catalog computers and stairs to the second level.

You are welcome and encouraged to check out any of the books on display!

You can also browse some related books and videos in the online library system catalog by clicking on any of these topics:
Comments? or Questions?


August 2012 Titles

Posted: July 25, 2012

The following titles by popular authors are due out in August. Use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction Fiction
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On Display: "First Novels"

Posted: July 10, 2012

Our latest adult display features works of fiction by first-time novelists.

This rotating display is located on the library's first floor, near the library catalog computers and stairs to the second level.

You are welcome and encouraged to check out any of the books on display!

You can also browse some debut works (novels and short story collections) in the library system catalog by clicking on any of these topics:
Also check out our Beyond the Bestsellers guide, which often features debut novels and emerging authors!
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July 2012 Titles

Posted: June 22, 2012

The following popular titles are due out in July, please use the links below to place your requests now. Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


U.S. Poet Laureate 2012

Posted: June 7, 2012

The Library of Congress has just appointed Natasha Trethewey as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States.

You can read the Library of Congress' press release at this link.

The Library of Congress has also prepared a brief guide to the poet and her works.

Among other honors, Natasha Trethewey also was appointed Poet Laureate of Mississippi for 2012 and won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

You can click here to search the RCLS library system for works by Natasha Trethewey.

Additional information on this appointment can be found at the following links:

Past "Poets Laureate" and current State Poets Laureate can be explored via these guides from the Library of Congress:

For an even wider selection of notable and award-winning poets, please visit our:
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June 2012 Titles

Posted: May 25, 2012

The following books are due out in June. Please use the links below to place your request now.

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On Display:
"Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

Posted: May 11, 2012

Our latest adult display features books about America's great national pastime: baseball!

From the history of the sport and biographies of famous players to fictional stories and more, our display offers something for baseball fans as well as any readers interested in intriguing tales inspired by the game.

This rotating display is located on the library's first floor, near the library catalog computers and stairs to the second level.

You are welcome and encouraged to check out any of the books on display!

You can also browse some related books and videos in the online library system catalog by clicking on any of these topics:



For event more baseball items...

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May 2012 Titles

Posted: April 26, 2012

The following books by popular authors are due out in May. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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Get Poetic!

Posted: April 17, 2012

While poetry is indeed perennial, ever in season, April is National Poetry Month, a time when our nation commemorates poets and all forms of verse.

This April, we took some extra steps in hopes of inspiring you to celebrate the power and beauty of poetry - and perhaps even to write some poems of your own!

On our home page you will find (on the "Literature" line) a new "poetry" link. This leads to a new menu where you can access poetry eBooks, poetry criticism, online archives, our own poetry catalog, daily poems, rhyming dictionaries, and more!

You can also reach this menu directly by going to www.thrall.org/poetry

Realizing not everyone is keen on poetry, we created a new downloadable/printable guide:
This guide is intended to be an invitation to a celebration of words and ideas - or, to mix up our metaphors a bit, a friendly "road map" into the wide and wondrous world of poetry.

We start off with some reasons you might want to introduce (or reintroduce) poetry into your life. (Trust us, there are many!)

We include a few poetry terms you might find useful as well as some fairly "easy-to-understand" poets you might like to begin with before moving on to some classic and more challenging / thought-provoking poems (also listed).

On the second page of our guide you'll find some poetry reading tips and some suggested books on reading - and writing - poetry.

If you haven't read poetry in a while - or at all - perhaps our guide can help you discover some great new writing and feel some fresh inspiration!

Free printed copies of "Getting into Poetry" (and our "Looking for Poetry" guide) are also available in the library.

Also consider...
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Currently on Display...
"Transformed: Stories & Studies of Change"

Posted: April 17, 2012

Our latest adult display features books involving change - from life-changing stories (fiction and nonfiction) to how-to guides on transforming yourself, your home, and your world.

This rotating display is located on the library's first floor, near the library catalog computers and stairs to the second level.

You are welcome and encouraged to check out any of the books on display!

You can also browse some related books and videos in the online library system catalog by clicking on any of these searches:
For even more items on personal transformation, please click here for a list of self-help subjects in the library catalog.
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April 2012 Titles

Posted: March 26, 2012

The following popular titles are due out in April. Please use the links below to request them now:

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


March 2012 Titles

Posted: February 27, 2012

The following popular titles are due out in March. Please use the links below to request them now:

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


On Display: "As I Recall..."

Posted: February 16, 2012

Our latest book display for adults is

As I Recall

Memorable Memoirs

This book display, located on the first floor (near the library catalog computers), features a number of interesting and insightful memoirs.

We invite you to explore this display and check out as many titles as you like!

For more memoirs in the library catalog, please click here to search for memoirs or click on any of the recently published memoirs below:
Some more possibilities:
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February 2012 Titles

Posted: January 29, 2012

The following books are due out in February. Use the links below to place requests.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


January 2012 Titles

Posted: December 23, 2011

The following titles due out in January 2012 are sure to be popular. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


December 2011 Titles

Posted: November 18, 2011

The following titles due out in December are sure to be popular. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction

Fiction

also...


Some Christmas Titles to Consider!
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November 2011 Titles

Posted: October 28, 2011

The following titles due out in November are sure to be popular. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: October 7, 2011

Our latest book display for adults is

Altogether Austen

Celebrating the Works & Inspirations of Jane Austen

This book display, which is located on the first floor (near the library catalog computers) features works by, inspired by, or about Jane Austen.

We invite you to explore this display and check out as many titles as you like!

You can also use the following links to explore Jane Austen items in the library system catalog and on the Web:

Library System Catalog


Websites & Ebooks

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2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted: October 6, 2011

The latest recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature is Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet, writer, and translator.

For more information on this poet and the Nobel Prize, please see these links:
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October 2011 Titles

Posted: September 26, 2011

The following titles due out in October are sure to be popular. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: September 12, 2011

Our latest book display for adults is

Call of the Quest

Heroic Journeys & Adventurous Tales

This display, located on the first floor, near the library catalog computers, features a variety of true and fictional accounts of quests for many different things, such as power, perfection, freedoms, rights, justice, meaning, peace, wealth, understanding, philosophical or spiritual enlightenment, mathematical solutions, other worlds, truth, and more.

We invite you to explore this display and check out as many titles as you like!

Additional titles relating to the theme of "quests" can be found under these subject headings in the library system catalog:

Comments? or Questions?


September 2011 Titles

Posted: August 26, 2011

The following titles due out in September are sure to be popular. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


A New Poet Laureate

Posted: August 12, 2011

On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, American poet Philip Levine became the Library of Congress' latest poet laureate.

Among other honors (such as the National Book Award), Philip Levine won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His published poetry collections include: (Note: Click on the above titles to find them in the library catalog.)

For more details about the award, please visit these Library of Congress links:

For more information about the poet, please see these resources:
Comments? or Questions?


August 2011 Titles

Posted: July 26, 2011

The following titles due out in August are sure to be popular. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


July 2011 Titles

Posted: June 24, 2011

The following titles are due out in July. Place your requests using the links below.

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


June 2011 Titles

Posted: May 26, 2011

The following notable titles will be published soon. Please use the links below to check the library catalog and place your requests now!

Nonfiction
Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


World Literature Collections

Posted: May 5, 2011

We recently enriched our literature collections with more classic and contemporary works of literature from around the world.

Sample titles include:
To browse even more world literature titles within the entire library system:
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May 2011 Titles

Posted: April 26, 2011

The following notable titles will be published soon. Please use the links below to check the library catalog and place your requests now!

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Pulitzer Prize Winners for 2011

Posted: April 18, 2011

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2011 were announced today.

Winning works and authors include the following (click a title to search for it in the library system catalog):
Please click here for the complete list of 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners.
Comments? or Questions?


National Poetry Month

Posted: April 15, 2011

April is National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets describes the purposes inspiring this nationwide observance:

"Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture." (source)


You can participate in these poetic proceedings in a variety of ways, including right through our website:
Some Internet highlights to check out:
We also invite you to come to the library and browse our circulating poetry collections and poetry criticism reference works.

Some notable and recent poetry titles include:
If you are an active member of Thrall or any RCLS library, you might also want to:
For additional downloadable titles (no library membership required), the Project Gutenberg website offers a number of poetry texts in a variety of electronic formats.

The LibriVox website offers downloadable audio of poems read by different persons.

Younger aspiring poets might also want to visit the Poetry section of our "Ref Is Ready" guide for "Magnetic Poetry" games and more.

On Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 7 PM, Middletown Thrall Library will be showing a feature film inspired by the life of the major Romantic poet John Keats. Please call (845) 341-5454 (ext. 5479) for the title of that film. Attendance is free, and light refreshments will be served.

We hope these resources and activities will help inspire you to gain an expanded awareness and appreciation of the power, beauty, and relevance of poetry. Perhaps you will even consider writing some poems of your own some day!
Comments? or Questions?


Currently on Display...

Posted: April 4, 2011

The theme for our latest adult book display is:

Of Blossoms and Harvests

Gardening Stories & Guides


This display, located on the first floor near the stairs, features fiction and nonfiction books about gardening and gardeners.

We invite you to browse this display and check out any items that interest you.

For even more selections relating to these themes, please try one or more of these library catalog subject searches:


For even more topics in the library catalog as well as Web resources, please explore the Gardening section of our Ready Reference Guide.
Comments? or Questions?


April 2011 Titles

Posted: March 25, 2011

The following titles by popular authors are due out in April. Use the links below to place your request now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


New Book Display:
"Reflections of Her"

Posted: March 10, 2011

The theme for our latest adult book display is:

Reflections of Her: Exploring the Worlds of Women


This display, located on the first floor near the stairs, features a variety of books relating to women's interests, issues, studies, and history.

We encourage you to visit this display and check out items of interest to you.

For even more selections relating to these themes, please try one or more of these library catalog subject searches:


Please also check our Women's History information guide for even more library and Web resources about women.
Comments? or Questions?


March 2011 Titles

Posted: February 18, 2011

The following books by popular authors are due out in February. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction

Fiction
Comments? or Questions?


Book Displays:
"Entering Elsewhere"
and "To Whom It May Concern"

Posted: January 28, 2011

The theme for our two latest adult book displays are:
The first display is located on the first floor just outside the office of our Head of Reference. The second can be found on by the stairs and adult library catalog computers.

As always, we encourage you to come down, browse, and borrow as many books you like from these displays.

For additional selections generally relating to these themes, you might want to try one or more of these library catalog search links:

Letters - Real & Imagined



Stories Set Around the World

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February 2011 Titles

Posted: January 25, 2011

The following books by popular authors are due out in February. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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January 2011 Titles

Posted: December 22, 2010

The following books by popular authors are due out in January. Please use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction
Fiction
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December 2010 Titles
+ Holiday Fiction

Posted: November 23, 2010

The following titles by popular authors are due out in December. Use the links below to request them now:

Nonfiction
Fiction
2010 Holiday Fiction
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Book Display:
"Food for Thought"

Posted: November 3, 2010

The theme for our latest book display is

"Food for Thought: A Flavorful Feast of Facts and Fiction"

Located by the stairs, this rotating display contains a delicious variety of true and fictional stories, recipes, and much more.

If you find something you like, we encourage you to check it out!

At home - or in the library - you can explore related books through these subject headings in the library catalog:


An extended menu of library catalog topics as well as websites can be found in the Cooking section of our Ready Reference guide.

Also available throughout the library system: current and past issues of popular food and cooking magazines. Examples include:

Please click here to browse even more cooking and food-related periodicals in the library catalog.
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November 2010 Titles

Posted: October 25, 2010

The following titles by popular authors are due out in November. Use the links below to request them now:

Nonfiction

Fiction
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2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

Posted: October 7, 2010

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa (English).

This Peruvian novelist, essayist, and journalist authored numerous literary works. Among his better known books are:
Please click here to read the official Nobel Prize announcement.

Additional information can be found at these links:
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October Titles

Posted: September 30, 2010

The following titles are due out in October. They are sure to be popular, so use the links below to place your requests now!

Nonfiction
Fiction
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Beyond the Bestsellers - Fall 2010

Posted: September 28, 2010

The latest electronic edition of Beyond the Bestsellers is now online.

Beyond the Bestsellers is a quarterly publication Thrall publishes in an effort to highlight interesting authors and titles often not found on bestseller lists.

Our online edition now has its own RSS feed, which you can subscribe to and receive automatic updates via your Web browser or RSS reader.

Links in the RSS feed lead directly into the library catalog, where you can check which titles are available or try to reserve them.

Print editions of Beyond the Bestsellers are available at the library.
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As Storms Subside:
Stories after Wars

Posted: September 16, 2010

Long after military conflicts subside and the prospect of peace has been restored, at least tentatively, many soliders return home only to face entirely new struggles with stress, readjusting to normal life, memories of what took place, and more.

Their stories reveal the long-term human costs of warfare, the psychological scars remaining long after any physical wounds have healed.

This touching topic has also been fictionally explored by numerous authors throughout the years. Here are some titles you might want to consider:
More novels under these subject headings can be found throughout the library system:
See also this related post in our Health and Wellness blog: PTSD & Returning Soldiers.
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September Titles

Posted: August 30, 2010

The following titles are due out in September. They are sure to be popular so use the links below to place your requests now.

Nonfiction