History, Nonfiction, Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day Book List

Not sure where to begin brushing up on presidential history? Or already a history buff and want some new recommendations? This is the list for you! George Washington The return of George Washington : 1783-1789 / Edward J. Larson. Being George Washington : the indispensable man, as you've never seen him / written & edited… Continue reading Presidents’ Day Book List

Black History Month, Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, fiction, historical fiction, History, Nonfiction

Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories, while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by people of all backgrounds & ethnicities. We hope these suggestions serve to introduce you to what Black History Month is all about. Books for Children… Continue reading Essential Books for the Whole Family in Celebration of Black History Month

historical fiction, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction

Remembering the holocaust: essential reading.

We've gathered a list of moving nonfiction and fiction books that will enlighten readers about the Holocaust. Adult Historical Fiction Lilac girls : a novel Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.… Continue reading Remembering the holocaust: essential reading.

historical fiction, History, Nonfiction, women's history month

Women’s History Month

Reading Recommendations · Women's History Month March is Women’s History Month! Honor their remarkable achievements with these book picks by or about women. Books for Kids   Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats Julie Cummins _______________________________________________________________________________ First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low Ginger Wadsworth _____________________________________________________________________________ You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton?… Continue reading Women’s History Month

Black History Month, Children's books, Civil Rights / Diversity, fiction, historical fiction, History, Nonfiction

Essential Children’s Books to Celebrate Black History Month

 The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by children of all backgrounds & ethnicities as they learn and grow. These suggestions can offer windows into the world of African American lives and can… Continue reading Essential Children’s Books to Celebrate Black History Month

historical fiction, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction, Traveling Exhibit

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Visit the Anne Frank exhibit and explore our "Remembering the Holocaust" book list.

Biography, History, Local history, Nonfiction

Benedict Arnold Special Collection

Did you know that we have a special collection of Benedict Arnold biographies?  These books, for library use only, are housed behind glass in our Genealogy room and are available to patrons upon request.  This wonderful collection contains many rare and unusual resources not found elsewhere.  We encourage you to come in and give it… Continue reading Benedict Arnold Special Collection

historical fiction, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27th was set as the International Holocaust Remembrance day in 2005 after the UN resolution to commemorate the victims of the holocaust. On this day in 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration, and death camp were liberated. For Remembrance Day we have created a book list of fiction and nonfiction titles below that explore… Continue reading International Holocaust Remembrance Day

History, Local history, Nonfiction

Local History Book List

If you are interested in the history of Norwich and surrounding area, then you should definitely check out our local history collection.  While many of our books are for library use only, we do have many books on this topic that circulate.  Below is a list of Local history books that are available for check… Continue reading Local History Book List

fiction, historical fiction, History

Historical Fiction Book List

Historical fiction is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set. A novel that makes up a story about a Civil War battle that really happened is an example of historical fiction. Below is a… Continue reading Historical Fiction Book List