California, Coming Home: On Julia Scheeres and Allison Gilbert’s “Listen, World!”

November 28, 2022 DESPITE THE TURRETS, gables, porches, and seemingly endless succession of darkly paneled rooms and well-upholstered nooks and crannies, there was no privacy to be had in the Crowell family mansion. Elsie Robinson had married Christie Crowell on impulse — she did most things on impulse — after a brief courtship in Benicia, … Read more

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

This June we’re celebrating Pride as well as Immigrant Heritage month with a spectrum of titles from picture books to young adult novels, plus some danger and intrigue in our adult fiction and recommendations movie! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Twas the night before pride by Joanna McClintick; Illustrated by Juana Medina This joyful … Read more

Let’s Talk About Coming Out (in Life and Fiction), a guest post by Jen Ferguson

I’m out on twitter and have been for a long-ish while. At least, I’m out as a kick-ass demisexual. I don’t often talk about the fact that my attraction, when it shows up, isn’t confined by any specific gender. That being said, as much as some of us think so, the internet isn’t everything. I … Read more