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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Under Nushagak Bluff

Under Nushagak Bluff

In 1939, everything changes for Anne Girl when outsider John Nelson grounds his sailboat on the shores, into Anne Girl’s skiff, and into her life during a rare storm in the Alaskan fishing village of Nushagak. When Anne Girl and her mother Marul...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

The Kill Club

The Kill Club

Their foster mother, Carol, has always been fanatical, but with Jazz grown up and out of the house, Carol takes a dangerous turn that threatens 13-year-old Joaquin’s life. Over and over, child services fails to intervene, and Joaquin is running ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

If She Were Dead

If She Were Dead

As bestselling novelist Amelie Ferrar knows, an affair with a married person is like a work of fiction: a kind of spy story with its rules and customs, negotiations and compromises, and many private rituals. But like any spy story, there will inevitably b...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Many Rivers to Cross

Many Rivers to Cross

In Eastvale, a young Middle Eastern boy is found dead, his body stuffed into a wheelie bin on the East Side Estate. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team know they must tread carefully to solve this sensitive case, but tensions rise when they l...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Big Lies In a Small Town

Big Lies In A Small Town

North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women’s Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

The Blaze

The Blaze

Having lost much of his memory from a traumatic brain injury sustained in Iraq, army veteran Matthew Rose is called back to Montana after his father’s death to settle his affairs, and hopefully to settle the past as well. It’s not only...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

The Wives

The Wives

Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.  But one day, she find...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

The Vanishing

The Vanishing

Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, The Incident occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed—they had changed. Some st...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

Mercy Road

Mercy Road

In 1917, after Arlene Favier’s home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn’t succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

Soon

Soon

On winter solstice, the birds disappeared, and the mist arrived.The inhabitants of Nebulah quickly learn not to venture out after dark. But it is hard to stay indoors: cabin fever sets in,and the mist can be beguiling, too.Eventually only six remain. Like...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick

Girls with No Names

A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood—inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules.Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

The Mutations: a novel by Jorge Comensal

Mutations

Ramón Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all of that changes when cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood: speech.

The Mutations, by Jorge Comensal, is a comedy...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward

One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected p...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

Beginning at the End

Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population, the survivors are rebuilding the country, split between self-governing cities, hippie communes and wasteland gangs.In post apocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Mo...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Qualityland by Marc Uwe Kling

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Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Arroyo

Book: Arroyo

Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or "Suicide ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

The Afterlives

Book: The Afterlives

Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what--if anything--awaits us on the other side.Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wi...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Long Petal of the Sea

Book: Long petal of the Sea

In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregna...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 29, 2020

NNPL seeks photos and artifacts for documentary

Whittaker Hospital Documentary

Newport News Public Library (NNPL) is looking for people with photos and other artifacts related to the historic Whittaker Memorial Hospital. NNPL wants to borrow the aforementioned materials for a documentary in development about Whittaker Memorial, whic...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Four NNPL branches now offer free notary services

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At the beginning of the New Year, Newport News Public Library (NNPL) expanded its notary public services because of an increasing need in our community.  In addition to the Law library, NNPL now offers free notary services at Grissom, Main, and P...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

NNPL now offering scholarships to earn an accredited high school diploma, 100% online

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The New Year is a great time for people to focus on advancing their education and career opportunities. Newport News Public Library, NNPL, is excited to launch Career Online High School beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. The program is designed ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

NNPL and NNPS unite to provide students with their own own library cards

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Newport News Public Library and Newport News Public Schools are excited to partner in a pilot program designed to provide more opportunities to students through a new library card, Student Connect Card, created just for them.

The program kicked off in Nove...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Patrons may stream movies, concerts, and Great Courses lectures

RBdigital Streaming Video

Newport News Public Library (NNPL) is thrilled to announce the launch of streaming video services through our RBdigital platform starting on Monday, December 16! RBdigital delivers all your favorite types of content that’s easy to stream on-dema...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

NNPL Pop-up Pumpkin Patch Gives Kids Engaging Learning Experience

NNPL Pop-up Pumpkin Patch

Squishy, mushy, stringy goo. Those were the sensations little fingers discovered recently when they explored the insides of pumpkins. 

Kids squealed with delight after sticking their hands inside the gourds to feel their gloppy guts and slippery s...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Help Beautify Our Communities

NNPL's Let's Can It Litter Clean Up Kits

Looking for a way to pitch in? NNPL can help with that!

The Library's "Let's Can It" campaign provides litter clean-up kits for checkout to patrons. Organize your own "litter walk" with one of these kits that include a bucket, safety ve...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Check Out Our Book Clubs

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NNPL is proud of our wide variety of book clubs for adults. There are clubs hosted at each of the library's branches, and some off-site as well. Check our events calendar for upcoming meetings of:

Books and Beers

Join the Books and Beers club at Traditions ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

More Fun Now Available

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We've got games! NNPL has added video games for the Playstation 4 and XboxOne to our collection.

Games are available on a first-come, first-served basis and check out for 14 days. We have titles for adults, teens, and all ages. Click the image to see title...

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