Archive | Non-fiction

What Does Dewey Do For You?

December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day and the staff at the Attleboro Public Library couldn’t be more excited! Commemorating Melvil Dewey and the famous library organizational system he published in 1876, this little known “holiday” shines some light on how the library organizes its collection. Want to find a book on a certain subject? The […]

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Dog Days of Summer Reading

What better time to read about man’s best friend than during the dog days of summer?!  Settle in and enjoy some engaging nonfiction (and maybe your significant canine other can cuddle up too)! Go “on the road” with Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RV’s on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure.   Want something larger than […]

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Seven Books to Read Before This Summer’s Political Conventions

It’s political convention time! Ever wonder what our founding fathers intended? The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, examines constitutional law and the constitutional history of our country. Alexander De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America analyzes both the U.S. democratic process and social equality, and is standard reading for political pundits.  For […]

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Celebrating Diversity @ the APL

For many Americans, June is a month for celebration and reflection as part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month). Pride is currently celebrated around the United States each year, to honor the June 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots, sparked by mistreatment and harassment of patrons of gay establishments, […]

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