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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend intends to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she hopes to help women shape their destinies, to make their own c...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

Zane and Skye are two misfit teens drawn together by their love of music and their loneliness, both part of Seattle's grunge scene in the early '90s. They dream of moving to L.A. together: Zane's music career following the traje...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

The Wayward Spy

Wayward Spy

When her fiancé, a CIA operative accused of treason, is killed overseas, intelligence analyst Maggie Jenkins smells cover-up and sets out to clear his name. Maggie disobeys direct orders and travels to Tbilisi, Georgia, to follow a trail litter...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

The Verifiers

Verifiers

Claudia is used to disregarding her fractious family’s model-minority expectations: she has no interest in finding either a conventional career or a nice Chinese boy. She’s also used to keeping secrets from them, such as that she prefe...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

The Doloriad

Doloriad

In the wake of a mysterious environmental cataclysm that has wiped out the rest of humankind, the Matriarch, her brother, and the family descended from their incest cling to existence on the edges of a deserted city. The Matriarch, ruling with fear and fo...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep

Countersurveillance expert Devin Gray is unwittingly thrown headfirst into dangerous new territory after the death of his mother. Helen Gray, a paranoid and disgraced former CIA officer, believed she was on the verge of preventing a national catastrophe—a...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Last Exit

Last Exit

When Zelda and her friends first met, in college, they believed they had all the answers. They had figured out a big secret about how the world worked and they thought that meant they could change things. They failed. One of their own fell, to da...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

The Man on the Washing Machine

Man on the Washing Machine

When former party girl and society photographer Theophania Bogart flees to San Francisco to escape a high-profile family tragedy, a series of murders drags her unwillingly out of hiding. In no time at all she discovers she's been providing cover ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

A Promise of Forgiveness

Promise of Forgiveness

For Amish widow Naomi Ropp, moving back to her parents’ Bliss Valley home—with her boisterous twin toddler boys—is a chance to start over and bury the painful secrets of her marriage forever. But her life is turned upside dow...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Electric Idol

Electric Idol

In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there's always a price to pay. Psyche Dimitriou knew she'd have to face Aphrodite's jealous rage eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake...or for Aphrodite&apo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

To Tell You the Truth

To Tell You the Truth

Lucy Harper’s talent for writing bestselling novels has given her fame, fortune and millions of fans.  It’s also given her Dan, her needy, jealous husband whose own writing career has gone precisely nowhere.

Now Dan has vanishe...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

The Circus Infinite

Circus Infinite

Hunted by those who want to study his gravity powers, Jes makes his way to the best place for a mixed-species fugitive to blend in: the pleasure moon where everyone just wants to be lost in the party. It doesn’t take long for him to catch the at...

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Posted on: December 30, 2023

Now On Sale!

2024 Commemorative Wall Calendar

NNPL is proud to offer for sale the 2024 commemorative A Salute to African American Heroes of Newport News wall calendar, designed by Virginiana Room staff. 

Featuring 45 local African American activists from our 'We Stand for Ju...

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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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