Using the library from a distance during COVID-19

Our physical locations are closed, but we’re here to help connect you with some high quality, content-rich online resources. For some, you’ll need a library card. Others are free and open to all.

Your key to online resources is your library card.

Never had a card? Lost your card? Get a Library Card number online (and get immediate access to digital resources). If you had a card and lost it, we’ll take care of any records-merging that needs to be done later, when we reopen.

Can’t remember your PIN number? Reset it on the My Accounts page (instructions are toward the bottom of the page).

All library cards expiring between January 1, 2019 and May 30, 2020 were extended to a May 31, 2020 expiration date.

Access library resources from home: 

  • Hoopla is back! Download the app for ebooks, audiobooks, and more.
  • Download the Libby app for ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.
  • Stream video with Kanopy. In response to COVID-19 they’ve created a collection of films that won’t eat up any of your credits.
  • Access the complete New York Times including workouts and recipes.  
  • Learn a new language, try Mango.
  • See the full list of databases/learning tools for Arlington card-holders, most of which are accessible from home.
  • List of MA statewide databases.
  • Boston Public Library Online Resources – most online resources from Boston Public Library are available remotely. Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts can register for an eCard to access these resources from home.

Need help with a digital device, or need help with another library question? Call us at 781-316-3233 and leave a message with your phone number, or email us at arlington@minlib.net

For children and families

One of our regular sing along performers, Matt Heaton, is offering a series of free sing alongs through Facebook Live. Check the Facebook event listing for details. There are many other authors and performers offering content online: 

Authors Everywhere
This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children’s book writers and illustrators. Find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more.

Storyline Online
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Story Preservation Initiative
You’ll find a selection of audio stories from three master storytellers on the K-3 Storytelling Learning Lab. A one-time registration is required, then click on “storytellers” and listen and enjoy at no cost.

#StoryMarch
Produced by the Greater Boston Illustrators’ Group.

As for physical library materials you currently have checked out–please hold on to them. Our outside book drops at Robbins and Fox are locked, and we do not have personnel on site to manage returns. We are a fine-free library, so you will not incur overdue fees on any materials that were checked out at Robbins or Fox Library. Don’t worry about fines even if you didn’t check out in Arlington–libraries are waiving fines. If you have holds currently ready at Robbins or at Fox, we’ll save them for you. We cannot predict when items “In Transit” will become available for pickup after we open due to inevitable delivery delays.

We know the library is more than just books. We go to the library for books and other materials, but we also go for story times, for a chance to use a computer to connect with others, and for a bit of social interaction. Right now, the most important thing for libraries to do is support social distancing and help flatten the curve.  

Find up-to-date information on Arlington’s response to COVID-19, including vital local social services resources, at arlingtonma.gov. Receive email updates by subscribing to Town Notices at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/communications-center/

Arlington Department of Health and Human Services

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–COVID-19

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Red Letter Poem #2

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger.

Back in the ’60’s, as a young poet learning his craft, I was drawn to visionaries with a flare for seeing beyond: Hart Crane whose “Stars scribble on our eyes…”; and Jimi Hendrix, guitar chords shooting off like rockets as he sang “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” But I learned that even poems focused on the transcendent need to be grounded in the here-and-now of our shared world: a sip of coffee, mourning doves piping in the dogwood tree, the ones we love within arm’s reach. Before our enforced isolation, our grandson George had become my daily guru, teaching me how to appreciate the little mysteries erupting, well, everywhere. Perhaps right now you’re thinking of a young face in your life who has re-shaped your view of the world. I think this crisis challenges our understanding about what is really within our grasp. And so I thought this poem might be worth sharing now.

Red Letter Poem #2:

Red Letter Poem_Super Moon

The Red Letter Poems Project was created in grateful partnership with many of our town’s cultural resources: the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Robbins Library, and the Arlington International Film Festival. We’ll send out a poem from a new poet every week. If you enjoy them, we encourage you to forward them to friends –  in Arlington and beyond –  or to post them on your social media platforms with the hashtags: #RedLetterPoems, #ArlingtonPoetLaureate. If you want to make sure you receive these poems directly – or to receive notices about future poetry events – send an e-mail to: steven.arlingtonlaureate@gmail.com with the subject line ‘mailing list’.

In ancient Rome, feast days were indicated on the calendar by red letters.  To my mind, all poetry and art – and, in truth, even the COVID-19 crisis itself – serves as a reminder that every day we wake together beneath the sun is a red-letter day.

– Steven Ratiner

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One Word

This month we asked our librarians to share some of their favorite media with one word titles!


Possession by A.S. Byatt
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Bandette by Paul Tobin
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Carrie by Stephen King
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Circe by Madeline Miller
Descender by Jeff Lemire
Docile by K.M. Szpara
Dreadnought by April Daniels
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Queer by Meg-John Barker
Stiff by Mary Roach

TV:
Harlots
Pose

Video Games:
Absolver
Control
GreedFall
Gris
Indivisible
Pyre
Transistor
Undertale


For some unknown reason, most of my one-word title favorites are graphic novels:
Bolivar by Sean Rubin
Cub by Cynthia Copeland
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
Stargazing by Jen Wang

A few picture books too:
Feather by Cao Wenxuan
Plume by Isabelle Simler
Sweety by Andrea Zuill


Books:
Touch by Courtney Maum
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wool by Hugh Howey
14 by Peter Clines
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Glass by Sam Savage
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Puddin’ and Dumplin’ both by Julie Murphy

TV:
Lost
Fleabag
Flowers

Movies:
Fargo
Beetlejuice
Elf
Ghostbusters (2016 all-female version)
Juno
Labyrinth
Zootopia
Dumplin’
Booksmart


Adult Fiction:

Nightfolk by Holly Saknusseneouw
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Teen and Juvenile Fiction Books:

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Soof by Sarah Weeks
George by Alex Gino
Sabriel by Garth Nix

Graphic Novel Books/Series:

Saga by Brian K Vaughn
Death by Neil Gaiman

Juvenile Picture Books:

Lovely by Jess Hong

Movies/Documentaries:

Amadeus
Harriet
Arctic
Carol
Maudie
Marshall
Rafiki
Rumba
Timbuktu
PK
Marwencol
Suited
Kedi
13th
Blackfish
Maiden

Shows:

Detectorists
Humans
Pose


What are some of your favorite one word titles?  Let us know in the comments below!

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The Red Letter Poems Project

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger.

When I was first appointed as Poet Laureate for Arlington, one of my goals was to help bring the strength and delight of poetry into unexpected settings.  The Red Letter Poems Project was intended to share some of Arlington’s poetic voices in bright red envelopes, sent in a mass mailing to randomly-selected households – a small surprise amid the advertisements and bills.  Before our team could make this happen, COVID-19 struck.  But I feel now such outreach is more important than ever during this time of anxiety and isolation.

So I’ve created this e-version of the Red Letter mailings in grateful partnership with many of our town’s cultural resources: the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Robbins Library, and the Arlington International Film Festival.  We’ll send out a poem from a new poet every week, reaching many thousands of potential readers.  Each installment will also be available on the websites from these organizations; and, if you enjoy them, we encourage you to forward them to friends –  in Arlington and beyond –  or to post them on your social media platforms with the hashtags: #RedLetterPoems, #ArlingtonPoetLaureate – and hopefully we will reach an ever-widening circle of readers who can appreciate a momentary respite from these challenging times.  If you want to make sure you receive these poems directly – or to receive notices about future poetry events – send an e-mail to: steven.arlingtonlaureate@gmail.com with the subject line ‘mailing list’.

In ancient Rome, feast days were indicated on the calendar by red letters.  To my mind, all poetry and art – and, in truth, even the COVID-19 crisis itself – serves as a reminder that every day we wake together beneath the sun is a red-letter day.

Our area is blessed with many extraordinary poets, but I return to the work of Fred Marchant most often, especially when I’m needing a clear and deeply humane voice, one that both comforts and surprises.   From his first book — Tipping Point  (which won the 1993 Washington Prize) – to his most recent, Said Not Said (Greywolf Press) which was an “Honors Book” in the 2017 Massachusetts Book Awards, Fred’s work demonstrates how language connects us to all that’s brought us to this point, even as it awakes us to what’s coming next.

Red Letter Poem #1:

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Robbins Library Launches Virtual Storytime

Looking for something fun to do with children during this “stay at home” period? Come to a virtual storytime!  Robbins and Fox librarians will offer online storytime on Facebook Live on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. while the library is closed.  

Fox Branch librarian Amanda Troha gets ready for virtual storytime with her son, Nicky.

Library staff join authors, musicians, and others in offering virtual ways to come together as a community as we continue to practice social distancing.  Offering this event via Facebook Live gives kids and grownups a chance to read some favorite books and sing songs with a familiar face. 

“I’m really looking forward to reading some of my favorite stories with our community,” says Fox Librarian Amanda Troha. “Storytime at the Fox is always one of my favorite parts of the week. Since being home with my one-year-old he often wants me to read the same book over and over so I’m excited to read some new material.”

The library kicks off the Facebook Live series on Friday, March 27 at 10:00 am.  Follow the Robbins Library on Facebook (@RobbinsLibraryArlMA) for this event and up-to-date library information.  

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Robbins Instructional Guides are now ONLINE!

Our instructional guides are now available online!!!
Click on each individual thumbnail to enlarge.

Links:

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Ask a reference librarian
OR send us a message.

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Emergency closure effective 3/13/20

The Town has decided to take the step of closing facilities including Arlington’s Libraries, effective Friday, 3/13. The earliest the libraries will reopen is Saturday, March 28. Please check arlingtonma.gov for details and further updates.

Please hold all library materials until we reopen even if they’re due (it’s ok, really!); our book drops will be locked during this time as we won’t have personnel to empty them.

I know this closure will be a hardship on some of our most vulnerable patrons. Per the Town’s latest press release: “The Town of Arlington is coordinating efforts to provide support to the vulnerable populations in town, including school-age children on free and reduced lunches, seniors needing food and medical support as well as transportation to medical appointments.”

Arlington has also activated its Emergency Operations Center, ensuring interoperability and seamless logistics and delivery of vital town services with representatives from multiple town agencies and departments in constant communication.

Thank you and take care,

Andrea Nicolay

Director of Libraries

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How your library is responding to COVID-19

As you know, we are all facing a difficult public health situation. It’s an unsettling time, and we are doing everything possible to protect patrons and our staff.

Until further notice, and at minimum through April 13, 2020:

  • In response to the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration and recommendation that non-essential gatherings be canceled, we are postponing all library programs.
    We are closing our public meeting rooms (Robbins Library Community Room, 4th floor Conference Room, and Fox Library Community Room) and will be reaching out to notify groups who’ve reserved these spaces.
  • We have spaced out the public computer stations to give patrons more space, and alcohol wipes are available at the Reference Desk to wipe down equipment.
  • Restrooms are stocked with soap for washing hands, and tissues are available at various service points.
  • Outside book drops are open 24/7, per usual, for your convenience.
  • We are doubling down on cleaning high-touch areas such as door handles, stair railings, public computers, and other surfaces.
  • We are posting and sharing public health information.
  • We are removing the much-loved toys and puzzles from circulation in our Children’s Room and at the Fox Branch Library.

At present, there is no change in our hours. As part of the Town’s leadership team we are monitoring the latest information and guidelines provided by the by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to COVID-19, and we will continue to make the best decisions we can for the safety of the community.

Please check the library website and social media for further updates.

Remember – here are a few things you can do to help take care of your health and help protect others:

  • If you’re not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (20 seconds of scrubbing) or use alcohol-based hand cleaners (cover all surfaces and rub until dry).
  • Cough/sneeze into a tissue. Dispose of used tissues immediately into a trash can. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, which accelerates the spread of infections.
  • Visit Arlington’s Health and Human Services page for the latest Town updates and information on COVID-19.
  • Sign up to receive push notifications from the Town at the Town Communication Center.

It’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Acting on accurate information from trusted sources is the way to go. Scroll down for some links to reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to best serve and protect our patrons and staff. We’re learning new phrases like “social distancing,” but we’re also learning new ways to support one another.

Thank you!

Health Resources:

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Arlington Reads Together Events in March

Featured Events

Esmeralda Santiago: Writing a Life

Sunday, March 83:00 p.m. (Please note: Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8)
Arlington Town Hall

Esmeralda Santiago, author of 2020 Arlington Reads Together pick When I Was Puerto Rican, kicks off a month of Puerto Rico themed programs and events when she presents, “Esmeralda Santiago: Writing a Life,” Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event, courtesy of The Book Rack.

Santiago was born in Puerto Rico and came to the United States when she was thirteen years old. She is the author of three memoirs, two novels, a children’s book, and has co-edited two anthologies of Latino literature. Her transcultural experiences growing up in a rural barrio, poor and disenfranchised, inspire much of her work and her books have been translated into fifteen languages. 

Upon publication of the ground-breaking memoir When I Was Puerto Rican, Santiago was hailed by the Washington Post Book World as “a welcome new voice, full of passion and authority.” Her first novel, America’s Dream, was made into a movie by executive producer Edward James Olmos. Her second memoir, Almost a Woman is a George Foster Peabody-award winning film for PBS Masterpiece Theatre’s “American Collection.” She is the only living author in this prestigious series that includes James Agee, Willa Cather, Langston Hughes, Eudora Welty and Henry James. 

Esmeralda Santiago is passionate about the need to encourage and support the artistic development of young people with storytelling and media literacy. She is a spokesperson on behalf of public libraries and has travelled extensively as a cultural ambassador for the State Department. Her essays and opinion pieces have been published widely and she is a frequent guest commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, LatinoUSA, and The TakeAway. Santiago graduated from Harvard University, earned a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and has Honorary Doctorates from Trinity College, Pace University, Metropolitan College/NYC, and University of Puerto Rico/ Mayagüez. She has served on the boards of The Jacob Burns Film Center, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and PEN American Center. The mother of two adult children, she lives in New York with her husband, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Frank Cantor.  Presented by the Arlington Libraries Foundation. 

Fabiola Mendez Trio
Sunday, March 29
3:00 pm
Arlington Town Hall

The Fabiola Mendez Trio wraps up a full month of Arlington Reads Together events and discussions with the music of Puerto Rico. Fabiola Mendez is a Puerto Rican musician who studied at the Humacao Musical Institute, the Antonio Paoli School of Music in Caguas, and the Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe. In 2018, she received her Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, becoming the first student to graduate with the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument. This concert is presented by the Friends of Robbins Library. 

Fabiola has participated in several cuatro competitions winning prizes in all of them, including being selected as the winner of the “National Cuatro Player Competition” in 2011 by the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Fabiola has collaborated with artists such as: the Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra, Totó la Momposina, Pedro Capó, Victoria Sanabria, Cucco Peña, Eddie Palmieri, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Danny Rivera, Edwin Colón Zayas, Los Rayos Gamma, among many others.  She has also had the privilege of receiving acknowledgements such as the dedication of the Mapeye Festival 2011, the Quincy Jones Award 2016, ambassador at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC 2018, and a commendation from the PR House of Representatives for being the first Puerto Rican cuatro player to graduate from Berklee.  

Additional Programs

Wayfarer Film Series presents: The Last Colony – Puerto Rico’s Unique Relationship With The United States
Thursday, March 5
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

Travel the world and experience international cinema with the Wayfarer Film Series! Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn from our new popcorn machine, and enjoy a variety of films you might have missed at your local theater. In March we’ll be watching The Last Colony.   Filmmaker Juan Agustin Marquez examines Puerto Rico’s political situation and relations with the United States. The documentary is in Spanish and English with English subtitles. This film is unrated with a runtime of 92 minutes. 

ART Cookbook Club
Monday, March 9
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room

Join us for a special Puerto Rico themed Cookbook Club!  We will be cooking from the El Boricua website: http://www.elboricua.com/recipes.html Choose a recipe to make, and register by emailing your recipe choice to Linda Dyndiuk at ldyndiuk@minlib.net by March 4. Please see additional information about Cookbook Club at https://robbinslibrary.wordpress.com/cookbook-club/

Robbins Library Queer Book Group/Social Listens To Puerto Rican Podcasts
Wednesday, March 11
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room

QBG will be listening to some podcasts about queer Puerto Ricans!  We’ll listen to an episode of Se Ve Se Escucha (Seen and Heard), about three Boricuas using language justice to create bridges between folks in the diaspora and folks in Puerto Rico, and an episode of Queering Left, interviewing two activists from the Puerto Rican community.  Please feel free to bring any quiet crafting, knitting, etc. to work on while you listen – we’ll provide some coloring books! 

Solo el Pueblo Salva al Pueblo: Puerto Rico Amidst Austerity, Natural Disasters and Political Revolt
Thursday, March 19
7:00 pm
Robbins Library Community Room

Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University discusses the complex threads of Puerto Rico’s recent history to understand how natural disasters in an economically depressed US territory reinforce colonial policies, sustain corruption at the national and federal levels, and also serve as a catalyst for Puerto Ricans to reclaim their voice. 

PLUGGED iN PRESENTS: Equitable Resilience to Climate Change: Lessons from Puerto Rico
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 pm
Robbins Library Community Room

Ramón Bueno’s work focuses on how different dimensions of resilience and vulnerabilities interact with equity in development and technology. Ramón was born in Cuba then later grew up in Puerto Rico. He studied aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in systems modeling and optimization at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His interests in the Caribbean region extended to his climate-related work, starting in 2008 with “The Caribbean and Climate Change: The Costs of Inaction,” with colleagues at the Climate Economics Group. He has participated in presentations, dialogues and lectures at universities in Puerto Rico, and with others such as the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council and the Center for Investigative Journalism. Following the devastation by the 2017 hurricanes, he has been engaged in dialogues fostering connections and collaborations between colleagues in the Island and universities and professionals in the Boston area.


For Children and Families

Parrot Art Project
Wednesday, March 11
2:00 – 4:00
Robbins Library Children’s Room
Using Parrots over Puerto Rico as a model, we will explore the unique book illustrations and create our own artwork – in the same style!

Fun at Fox ART edition
Saturday, March 7
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Fox Branch Library
We will read Parrots over Puerto Rico and a few other stories about  Puerto Rico followed by a craft.  

Book Groups and Discussions

Puerto Rico Strong at Fox
Wednesday, March 4
Fox Branch Library
6:30-7:30 pm

When I Was Puerto Rican and Puerto Rico Stong
Friday, March 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Robbins Library Conference Room
Two books, one discussion! 

Three Books, One Topic
Saturday, March 14
10:00 a.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
At this discussion, we’ll discuss all three community read books and talk about how all three titles work together to paint a picture of Puerto Rico.  

Not-So-Young-Adult Book Group Reads When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Monday, March 23
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room

Tertulia Literaria de Robbins discute Cuando era puertorriqueña por Esmeralda Santiago
25 de marzo
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
Ven a Robbins a discutir en español la autobiografía de la escritora puertorriqueña Esmeralda Santiago. Puedes conseguir copias del libro en el escritorio del circulación. 

 

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Women Creators

In honor of  Women’s History Month, we asked out librarians to share their favorite books & media that are created by women!  Here are their responses:


You know those authors who, no matter they write next – whatever format or genre or subject – you’re going to read it? Here’s a list of some authors on my “auto-read” list (in no particular order): Ann Patchett, Erin Morgenstern, Rainbow Rowell, Kate Milford, Audrey Niffenegger, Maggie O’Farrell, Tana French, Therese Anne Fowler, Elizabeth Acevedo, Kristin Cashore, Emma Donoghue, Tina Fey, Nell Freudenberger, Gayle Forman, Lauren Groff, Corey Ann Haydu, Anne Ursu, Mary Beth Keane, A.S. King, Lucy Knisley, Rebecca Makkai, Elizabeth McCracken, Kelly Link, Kelly Barnhill, Jandy Nelson, Celeste Ng, Curtis Sittenfeld, Maggie Stiefvater, Raina Telgemeier, Nicola Yoon, Sara Zarr.


TV Shows:
Insecure
Blood C

Movies:
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Capernaum
Raw
Queen and Slim
Love and Basketball

Books:
The Dispossessed by Ursula Leguin
Loving in the War Years by Cherrie Moraga
The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros
The Poisoner’s Handbook– Deborah Bloom
Rock Manning Goes for Broke-Charlie Jane Anders
Frankenstein-Mary Shelley
Beloved-Tony Morrison
Sula-Toni Morrison
The God of Small Things-Arundhati Roy
Convenience Store Woman-Sayaka Murata
Kindred-Octavia Butler
Are Prisons Obsolete-Angela Davis
Things We Lost in the Fire-Mariana Enriquez

Graphic Novels:
Monstress Series-Marjorie Liu
Bitch Planet Series-Kelly Sue Daconick
Raven Girl-Audrey Niffeneger
Cult of the Ibis-Daria Tessler


SO MANY OPTIONS!
Books written by women: Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin, The Need by Helen Phillips, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNarmara, Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin


Books:
The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
and probably too many more to fit here!

Movies:
The Matrix
Booksmart
The Secret Garden
Winter’s Bone

TV:
The Golden Girls
Fleabag
Gentleman Jack


Authors:
Kelly Link
Sarah Waters
Sylvia Plath
Madeline Miller

Series:
The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang
The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir
Earthseed series by Octavia E. Butler
Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake
Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin
Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor
Nemesis series by April Daniels
Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong
Monstress series by Marjorie Liu
Bitch Planet series by Kelly Sue Daconick
Agents of the Realm series by Mildred Louis

Books:
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Movies:
Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Clueless
Marie Antoinette
Pariah

TV:
Harlots
Killing Eve

Video Games:
Greedfall
Moon Hunters


What are some of your favorite media created by women?  Let us know in the comments!

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