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Posted on: September 21, 2022

In the Field

In the Field

Having persuaded her resistant mother to send her to college, Kate Croft falls in love with science. Painfully rebuffed by a girl she longs for, and in flight from her own confusing sexuality, Kate finds refuge in the calm rationality of biology: its visi...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Clark and Division

Clark and Division

Chicago, 1944: Twenty-year-old Aki Ito and her parents have just been released from Manzanar, where they have been detained by the US government since the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, together with thousands of other Japanese Americans. The life in Californ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Harrow

Harrow

Khristen is a teenager who, her mother believes, was marked by greatness as a baby when she died for a moment and then came back to life. After Khristen’s failing boarding school for gifted teens closes its doors, and she finds that her mother h...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

The Eternal Audience of One

Eternal Audience of One

One might as well start with Séraphin: playlist-maker, nerd-jock hybrid, self-appointed merchant of cool, Rwandan, stifled and living in Namibia. Soon he will leave the confines of his family life for the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, where l...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Fierce Little Thing

Fierce Little Thing

Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of all s...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Damnation Spring

Damnation Spring

Colleen and Rich Gundersen are raising their young son, Chub, on the rugged California coast. It’s 1977, and life in this Pacific Northwest logging town isn’t what it used to be. For generations, the community has lived and breathed timber; now that way o...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Sarah Jones, by all accounts, is young, pretty, charismatic and full of life—a good tenant.

But after three months go by without Sarah paying her rent, property manager Jenn enters the small London apartment to find a radio is playing, a small di...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Ten Low

Ten Low

Ten Low is eking out a living at the universe’s edge. An ex-medic, ex-con, desperate to escape her memories of the war, she still hasn’t learnt that no good deed goes unpunished.  Attempting to atone for her sins, she...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Notes from the Burning Age

Notes from the Burning Age

Ven was once a holy man, a keeper of ancient archives. It was his duty to interpret archaic texts, sorting useful knowledge from the heretical ideas of the Burning Age—a time of excess and climate disaster. For in Ven's world, such mate...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

The Wayward Mage

Wayward Mage

When her father disappeared into limbo years ago, Tessa's world fell apart. It took her discovery of magic for her to begin to put things back together. But she hasn't been able to restore her father from his ghostly half-existence--and ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Newton & Polly

Newton and Polly

Amazing grace! How sweet the soundthat saved a wretch like me.I once was lost, but now am found… Now remembered as the author of the world’s most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the b...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler

An Earl the Girl and A Toddler

Surviving a shipwreck en route to London from Jamaica was just the start of Jemina St. Maur's nightmare. Suffering from amnesia, she was separated from anyone who might know her, and imprisoned in Bedlam. She was freed only because barrister Dani...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

New Scholarship Program

NEDP Diploma Grants News and Announcement

Newport News Public Library has partnered with the Peninsula Regional Education Program to help provide high school diplomas through the National External Diploma Program (NEDP). Scholarships are now available to potential participants through Newport New...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Celebrate With Us

Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are offering a Hispanic Heritage Reading Challenge for all ages. The Grissom Library is presenting a series of Latin Dance classes for adults and all of our branches will have special book displays honoring Hi...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Friends Book Sale

Friends Book Sale

Mark your calendars for the second Fall Fill-a-Bag Book Sale! 

October 8th

All $1 Fiction and Non-Fiction Hardbacks and Trade Paperbacks - $10.00 LIMIT 30 books

All Mass Market Paperbacks - $5.00 LIMIT 25 books

Your bag or ours!

Directions and more in...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Free At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests

In cooperation with Virginia Department of Health's STACC initiative, NNPL is distributing free COVID-19 at-home tests on a first-come, first-served basis. Tests are limited to two per family member and are available for pick-up at the c...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. This program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward the internet for eligible households and up to $75 per month for ho...

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