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Interested in a good film?

Here are some great new movies available at the Warsaw Community Public Library.

“Dear Evan Hansen” is a musical that explores the poignant desire for human connection in the tumultuous life of one young man. Evan is shy, lonely, and bullied for it, teeming with the irrepressible emotions all too familiar with anyone who’s ever been a teenager. After a tragedy strikes, Evan's life suddenly…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being of all Americans, including children, adults, families, and communities across our Nation.  The stigma around mental health has long existed, even though times are changing. Still,…

Radium Girls

In the 1920s, young working-class women could land a job working with a “miracle” substance called radium. Radium was widely heralded as an incredible new substance having been discovered just 20 years earlier by French physicists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. It appeared to have an infinite number of uses.

One of the first was to make the numbers on clocks and watches easier to see. Workers…

Women's History

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Below are a few books of lesser-known women who are shining examples of women who made history.

“The motherlode: 100+ women who made hip-hop” by Clover Hope is an illustrated highlight reel of more than 100 women…

Interesting reads

How does one take down a multibillion-company lead by a CEO and her partner who tell lies, and mistreat their employees? A company that takes millions of dollars under false pretenses from wealthy investors. A corporation that puts the lives of their customers in jeopardy because the technology that they claim to have engineered does not exist nor is it FDA approved or tested.

“Bad blood:…

Summer films

Movie theaters across the country are just starting to open up again, but if you’re still social distancing, the Warsaw Community Public Library can meet all your film needs. Below are three that might be of interest.

“Above Suspicion” is a film based on the true-crime book by Joe Sharkey. It is the story of one of the most notorious crimes in FBI history. This gritty crime-thriller stars…

Feel Good Books

In a world that is rapidly changing, we as people need positivity to keep us going. Below are a few new books on the bestseller list that are sure to help us maintain a positive attitude.

 “Out of Many, One” by George W Bush brings together full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside inspiring stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing…

Graphic Novels

Where print media is slowly dying, the appeal and art of comic books remain strong. Since they first rose to popularity in the 1930s, comics have been a staple of the literary landscape. They were once considered an indulgence for children, a cheap, meaningless entertainment meant to be grown out of. However, these days, more people are realizing the rich potential found within the pages of a fantastic…

True crime

If you are addicted to all things true crime, you have probably already binged shows like Making a Murderer or Mindhunter. Truman Capote's true crime book “In Cold Blood”, published in 1966, details a brutal quadruple murder in small town Kansas. An instant success, the book launched the true crime genre that today consists of thousands of titles, television shows, films and even podcasts. Disturbing…

A Woman is no Man by Etaf Rum

This novel is set in old Muslim culture in which women have no rights and no right to question the world around them or their situation simply due to the fact that they are female.
 
The Islamic Quran teaches that the father is the head of the household, but the mother is stronger as she is expected to carry…

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