Am I a racist?

Am I a racist?

I’m reading a book that makes me uncomfortable. It’s “White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.” In it author Robin DiAngelo explains how, “we are taught to think about racism only as discrete acts committed by individual people, rather...
Hollywood’s Award Winning 2018 Book Based Films

Hollywood’s Award Winning 2018 Book Based Films

Books often serve as the inspiration for Hollywood films, and that’s true of many of this year’s Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and Academy Awards nominees and winners. The following is a list of 10 movies released in the United States in 2018 that were...
Library Staff Name Their Favorite Books of 2018

Library Staff Name Their Favorite Books of 2018

As “best of” lists are traditional at the end of the year, Milton Public Library staff members herein present our favorite books of 2018.  They’re not necessarily published in the last year, but were discovered and enjoyed during this time. Bernard Cornwall’s Sharpe...
Glimpse into the Life of Another

Glimpse into the Life of Another

You know what it’s like.  You’re passing a home and you can see through the windows because it’s light inside and dark outside.  For an instant, you glimpse something about the life of another.  You see a family gathered around a dinner table, a couple sitting on the...
3 New Titles by Vermont Authors

3 New Titles by Vermont Authors

This month in Book Bits, let’s look at three new releases by Vermont authors: a crime novel, a memoir, and a graphic novel. “Bury the Lead” is the 29th book in Archer Mayor’s Joe Gunther series.  In this installment, Joe’s investigating the death of a young woman at a...
Participate in the Global Read Aloud

Participate in the Global Read Aloud

In 2010, a teacher listening to author Neil Gaiman on NPR had the idea to connect kids across the world by having adults read aloud to kids the same books during a six-week period. The Global Read Aloud begins its ninth year October 2, having grown from 150...