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Classic Nonfiction Comics

Many of the first wave of comics (or graphic novels) to be taken seriously have been nonfiction. The medium’s ability to work simultaneously on and below the surface, and to bring to life images of the world, make it a powerful artform for telling concise yet complex personal stories and conveying difficult or dense information. 
Use this list to learn about some classics of the genre, and get tips on a few good contemporary reads...  More...
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Books in the Bookstore

Bibliophiles will delight in this list of books. All of these titles have a bookstore setting with characters who understand the power of a good story.    More...
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Setting the Mood for Autumn

As the days begin to cool and the nights get a bit longer, settle in with these titles that will get you in the mood for Autumn.  More...
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Campus Novels

September inevitably brings thoughts and memories of school. Love or hate it, fall sends us back to the classroom. In honor of this yearly tradition, we've compiled a list of "campus" novels for your enjoyment.

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Long Book Season Approaches

As autumn days get shorter, it is time to tackle some of these truly epic long books.  More...
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Windows 10 Help Where You Need It

Computer help books are not designed to be read from cover to cover. Instead, effective help books allow the reader to look up the answer to a specific question and immediately put that knowledge into practice. As the technology advances, it is useful to update computer skills with help books. Here is a list of help books for Windows 10.  More...
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Coming in September

Fall is right around the corner and what better way to start the season then by picking up a new book?  Here's a sneak peek of some exciting new titles coming out in September.  More...
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The Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will darken our skies. Be prepared for this unforgettable event by checking out these books.  More...
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Scandinavian Crime Fiction

If you are looking for a dark thriller, check out these chilling reads with flawed characters set in bleak Scandinavian settings.  More...
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Books Based on Other Books

Some of the best tales are actually fresh takes on old ideas. Check out this list of great books inspired by other authors' stories!  More...
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Old Time Radio Shows

On August 3, 1922 WGY radio in Schenectady, NY presented "The Wolf", written by Eugene Walter, the first full-length melodrama on radio and issued in an era of radio entertainment. Comedy, Mystery, Drama, or Western, many of these old radio shows can be found in the Library's audiobook collection.
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Summer Vacation Through Books

Can't get away this summer? Try one of these transportive books instead!  More...
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Moral Psychology and Politics

We have more in common morally and politically than we like to admit. Let's dig into the processes of human psychology and sociology that feed our moral and political divisions.  More...
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On Location: Books Taking You Inside the Homes and Places That Inspired Famous Authors

Visit the places that inspired these well-known authors, and see photographs of locations made famous in their books.   More...
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Books Featuring Strongly Independent Characters

Celebrate the spirit of independence by thumbing through a few titles featuring characters known for their independent perspectives.   More...

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