Off the Shelf: Nursing Home Fiction

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Nursing Home Fiction Posted September 16, 2021 By Jan Vaughn Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Deputy Director What could be more sad and demoralizing than reading works set in a nursing home, you ask? I’m here to let you know that you couldn’t be more

Off the Shelf: Weird Westerns

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Weird Westerns Posted August 17, 2021 By Darci Stitt Adult Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Do you think you know Westerns? Think again! One of the jobs of the Adult Services Librarians here at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library is to

Off the Shelf: Summer Reading

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Summer Reading Posted June 16, 2021 By Lori Faust Youth Services Manager with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library It’s June! For a children’s librarian like me, that can only mean one thing: summer reading! Library summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a

Off the Shelf: The Biographical Novel

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: The Biographical Novel Posted May 12, 2021 By Matthew York Adult Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Non-fiction and fiction blur, an actual person comes to life but in fictional terms, and we know this must be the biographical novel. Historical events

Off the Shelf: Poetry

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Poetry Posted April 12, 2021 By Sarah Myers Mobile Library Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library April is National Poetry Month! Poetry is easy to enjoy and doesn’t have to be studied intensely like you did in high school or college. It

Off the Shelf: Irish Authors

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Irish Authors Posted March 17, 2021 By Leah Schmidt Mobile Library Services Manager with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Ireland’s literary heritage is legendary. Through the ages, its great writers have brought forth poetry and prose that is steeped in a history of contrasts

Off the Shelf: Black History Month 2021

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Black History Month 2021 Posted Feb. 19, 2021 By Darci Stitt Adult Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Hello again, Readers! February is African American History Month. The 2021 theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” exploring the African diaspora,

Off the Shelf: Fantasy

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: Fantasy Posted Jan. 26, 2021 By Mary Jo Kachurik, Adult Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Hello! In this blog post, I’m going to give an introduction to the genre of fantasy. Fantasy stories take place in alternate realities that can be

Off the Shelf: National Short Film Day

← Off the Shelf Library Blog Library Blog Off the Shelf: National Short Film Day Posted Dec. 8, 2020 By Matthew York, Adult Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Many all-around movie fans and independent-film junkies will be observing National Short Film Day December 28th. Questions? We have answers! Q. What is National