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Novedades de Enero: Recetas calientes y cálidas historias para un frío invierno

Comparta con nosotros esta breve selección de nuevos libros adquiridos de ficción y no ficción. Algunas de éstas y otras obras también pueden estar disponibles en formato auditivo, visual y electrónico. Para más información sírvase de comunicarse con el bibliotecario de su biblioteca local.

250 A.D: Una historia de ayer, que podría suceder hoy Por Keila 

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WOW in Celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage

WOW @ The Library presents a selection of recent fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and young adults portraying the incredible life stories, struggles, and strengths of remarkable women in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

Fiction

The Breadwinner Trilogy By Deborah Ellis

After her father’s unjust arrest, young Parvana did 

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WOW: A Poetry Celebration

WOW @ The Library: Celebrating a Centennial of Women’s Poetry

April is poetry month! “What is poetry?.” Is poetry perhaps a garden of expressions blooming in the light of thoughtful thoughts? Wonderful words dancing to the rhythm of rhymes? or Sweet tweets that spring from swayable heartbeats? 

According to

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Observing Deaf History Month

NYPL Digital Gallery- Image ID: 1135965- Alphabet for the Deaf and Dumb. - 1. (ca. 1903-1917) (British Sign Language Alphabet)

Did you know? Deaf History Month is celebrated each year from March 13-April 15. It straddles two months to highlight three of the key milestones in deaf history:

March 13, 1988: The Deaf President Now movement succeeds in having I. King Jordan named the first deaf president of Gallaudet University. April 8, 1864: President Abraham Lincoln signs the charter for ... Read More ›

WOW @ The Library in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Throughout time, women’s unique background has given them a special place in history. Traveling a long distance in the last century towards gender equality, women have remarkable stories to tell. The following list of titles despicts stories of women who have made their mark in leadership, including memoirs of U.S. first ladies and presidential candidates, revealing their motivations, struggles, and aspirations.

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WOW @ The Library in Celebration of African-American Heritage

Wonders Of Women (WOW) features a mosaic of selected titles including recent resources on self-help, as well as powerful narratives by and about extraordinary African-American women, will submerge the reader into a journey of discovery from the past to the present.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

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WOW @ The Library: Women of the Month

Wonders Of Women (WOW) presents the notable life and amazing accomplishments of three courageous women.

Amelia Earhart: the turbulent life of an American icon

by Kathleen C. Winters

Amelia Earhart Day is commemorated on January 11th. This book offers a fascinating look at the life of the courageous aviatrix, Amelia Mary Earhart—the first person to fly solo across the Pacific and first woman to perform a nonstop solo ... Read More ›

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Selected memoirs and practical resources relating to disabilities in commemoration of December 3rd: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life

By Allen Rucker

Without warning the 50-year-old author is struck with transverse myelitis.

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WOW @ The Library in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Wonders Of Women (WOW) features a few inspirational stories from contemporary and notable Hispanic American women.

Dream in Color: How the Sanchez Sisters are Making History in Congress

by Loretta and Linda Sanchez

Two sisters share the values and traditions learned from their Mexican parents and openly express their professional challenges and key to their success. 

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One Library Fits All! Building Tolerance in a Big City

New York is a uniquely challenging and exciting place where diverse communities are constantly learning to coexist. The Library embraces diversity and supports communities in an effort to build tolerance. The following resources provide information about the psychological and sociological dynamic involved in hate incidents and hostile attitudes, explaining that inner predisposition can influence perception and consequently behavior. The authors describe how racism, hate-crimes and other bias-motivated offenses are commonly considered convenient defense mechanisms used to fill in the gap 

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Paranormal Activity @ Your Library

The world of the unknown is indeed an exploration in progress. Haunted houses, ghosts, demonic/angelic possessions, reincarnations, witchcraft, psychic predictions, premonitions and other strange phenomena sometimes may have a scientific explanation. But is it always satisfactory? For some, the answer may be 'yes,' for others, the findings may still be a puzzle. This brief selection of titles will help find the answers, may awaken perfectly normal inquiring activities, or perhaps host haunting questions and leave the enigma in the eye of the reader. Immerse yourself and move 

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WOW @ The Library: Resources for Women

Wonders Of Women (WOW) is a space to learn about various resources for and about women (as well as for men) to help them continue to enrich their literary world full of unique wonderful experiences, and innumerable inquiries on the many wonders of life. This brief selection of new titles from various subjects available at the library will either help fill in the gap, satisfy the hunger for knowledge, or entertain the senses in unimaginable ways... This month featuring:

Women, Self-help & Life Skills

Resources to learn how to 

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The Reader's Den - Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, also known as Nelle Harper Lee, was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the youngest of three children of Amasa Coleman Lee, a lawyer. Her mother was Frances Finch Lee. Her only book, To Kill a Mockingbird, has 

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