New in Science Fiction

New in Science Fiction

By Susan Larson, Director, Milton Public Library When someone comes to the desk asking for science fiction recommendations, I rattle off the names of the classic writers, like Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, or Ursula K. Le Guin.  The response is usually,...
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...