Blogs: Adult Nonfiction

  • eSpotlight: June is LGBT Pride Month!A rainbow Pride flag waves in the breeze against a blue sky. Attribution: Benson Kua via Wikimedia Commons

    Celebrate LGBT Pride! June is national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. We celebrate every June to commemorate the historic Stonewall riots (a key point in the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S.), celebrate our LGBT communities, and honor the contributions that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people have made to our world.
    Posted by: Jacqueline Danziger on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:07 PM | Comments: 0
  • eSpotlight - Wonder Woman!Wonder Woman

    In honor of the premier last weekend of the DC Universe's Wonder Woman movie, we'd like to offer you some extra reading (and listening) to take with you while you stand in line at the theater!
    Posted by: Stacy Tomaszewski on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:00 AM | Comments: 1
  • The Singer’s Going to Sing A Song: Sgt. Pepper’s Lyrical Library Links Album Cover: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

    This summer, the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of a landmark Beatles album. Among many other things, it is remembered for being one of the first albums to include the printed lyrics for each song. And when my mind is wandering, here I will go:
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:45 PM | Comments: 1
  • eSpotlight - Hey OverDrive Users! Have you tried Libby?Libby logo with ponytail

    Libby is still the same OverDrive you love, just friendlier! If you keep an eye on this blog, you might remember that we introduced OverDrive's new app (still in the beta testing stage) in January. Libby is available in addition to the regular app with which you may be familiar. Now that the app has been available for a while, I'd like to point out some of the features that I think are really cool.
    Posted by: Stacy Tomaszewski on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:51 AM | Comments: 5
  • Stop and Smell the Roses at Municipal Rose Garden in San JoseSign of Municipal Rose Garden

    A year ago, I had the opportunity to go to San Jose Municipal Rose Garden as part of a drawing Meetup group. The only part of the title of the group that I can remember is Doodlepalooza. The group met on a weekday around lunchtime. I only had enough time to start a pencil sketch of the fountain before I had to go to work in the afternoon. I told myself that I would come back one day and finish it by adding color. I finally got an opportunity to come back … a year later.
    Posted by: Monique Mcclellan on Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:18 AM | Comments: 4