October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since the first day of unity in 1981 advocates spend the month connecting with legistlatures and citizens across the country to find an end to Domestic Violence. Next week on October 19 is PurpleThursday which is a day that everyone can show their support for survivors by wearing purple!  In this post, we have included online sources both Nationally and locally as well as book recommendations. 

Online Resources

Domestic Violence Awareness: https://www.dvawareness.org/

Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: https://ncadv.org/STATISTICS

New Jersey State information: https://www.nj.gov/njsp/division/operations/domestic-violence-info.shtml

New Jersey Children and Families Direct Service: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/women/domestic/

WomenRising: https://www.womenrising.org/domestic-violence

Book Recommendations for Nonfiction

No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Hayes

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk

The Fear of Guilt by Gavin de Becker

Invisible Chains by Lisa Aronson Fontes

Not That Bad by Roxanne Gay

Why Does He Do That by Lundy Bancroft

Know My Name by Channel Miller

See What You Made Me Do by Michelle Stevens

On Violence On Women by Jacqueline Rose


Book Recommendations Fiction

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison



I, Tonya

A Star is Born

Safe Haven

Sleeping with the Enemy

Fried Green Tomatoes

Women Talking



My Brilliant Friend, season 2

This Boy’s Life

Big Little Lies

All branches of the North Bergen Library will be closed on Sunday, March 26th and Monday, March 27th. The Guttenberg Resource Center will close at 2 pm on Friday, May 24th.