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6/4/19

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10 AM.  There will be no drop-in computer help tonight.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

JUST ARRIVED  We have new novels by James Patterson (The 18th Abduction,) Tad Williams (Empire of Grass,) Guy Gavriel Kay (A Brightness Long Ago,) Dean Koontz (The Night Window,) Ann Hillerman (The Tale Teller,) Michael Koryta (If She Wakes,) Jennifer Chiaverini (Resistance Women,) Jeffrey Deaver (The Never Game,) Elly Griffiths (The Stone Circle,) Patricia Briggs (Storm Cursed,) Janet Evanovich (The Big Kahuna,) and Danielle Steel (Blessing in Disguise.)  Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips, follows the aftereffects of the disappearance of two young girls in far northeastern Russia.  Max Porter’s Lanny also features a vanished young child, possibly kidnapped by a supernatural forest-dwelling being.  David Quantick’s All My Colors is about a man who plagiarizes a book that may or may not exist, while in Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols the sole survivor of a trip to another planet can’t remember what happen to her crew or how she returned.  In If You Cross the River by Geneviève Damas a boy tries to figure out why his father has restricted so much of his life, while a city dwelling boy searches for his neighbor’s missing caretaker in Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Have You Seen Luis Velez?.  A woman is charged with two murders she can’t remember committing in The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.  In nonfiction, take a trip to the edge of the solar system with the Voyager probes and their golden records in Jonathan Scott’s The Vinyl Frontier or probe the mysteries of the universe in Anthony Aguirre’s Cosmological Koans.  If you’re more interested in the here-and-now, try Rob Walker’s The Art of Noticing and peer into baseball’s varied homes in Paul Goldberger’s Ballpark.  Discover novelist Gabriel García Márquez’s career in journalism with the selections in The Scandal of the Century, or discover forgotten crimes with Harper Lee (Casey Cep’s Furious Hours) or a former president (Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense by Dan Abrams.)  Learn about the history of medicine through its pharmaceutical discoveries in Thomas Hager’s Ten Drugs.  Finally, In Love with the World is the story of Buddhist master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche confronting his own lingering arrogance amidst a brush with death.

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4/30/19

BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their Spring Book Sale beginning next week, from Thursday evening through the following Saturday afternoon, the 18th.  Proceeds fund library programming and other purchases throughout the year.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, will return on May 18th.  Drop-in computer help will be this Saturday the 4th from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 7th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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3/5/19

LEATHER BRACELETS  Children ages seven and up can make braided leather bracelets this Thursday the 7th at 4 PM.  All materials are provided by the Friends of the Library.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be tonight the 5th from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 

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1/23/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott was born January 23rd on St. Lucia. His poems often reflected, but were not restricted to, life in the Caribbean. The library has several of his volumes, including Sea Grapes and The Prodigal.

 

FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’re discussing the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner. You can choose to read any one or all of the books. Join us on Thursday the 25th at 5 PM, when we’ll be making miniature copies of Ranger’s first aid kit. (We’ll be talking about dogs next month, too, with a special guest. Look for an announcement next week, or take a peek at our website in the meantime.)

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4/18/17

WORD OF THE WEEK Ranidaphobia: A fear of frogs. (Also occasionally used is the term batrachophobia, a fear of amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, etc.) in general.)

 

MOVIE NIGHT Come watch an animated movie featuring the adventures of some popular wild-haired toys this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided, so bring your friends and family.

 

SEED LIBRARY Our seed library has been restocked. We have selections ranging from beans to zucchini, including a number of varieties you’ve probably never tried before as well as flowers to brighten up your lawn. The seed library is completely free. Just come in, browse the seed packets, then transfer a few seeds into one of the smaller envelopes to take home with you. (There is no hard limit on what you can take; we just ask that you leave some for your neighbors.) Enjoy your plants all season and then, if you can, collect some of the seeds in the Fall and help us replenish the library for next year. Happy gardening!

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1/17/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Eirenicon: A proposal of peace and solidarity

 

WALLET RAFFLE  The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets.  Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners.  Both drawings will be held on February 3rd, so don’t miss your chance.  The wallets can be viewed on top of the long display case next to the front desk.

 

MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll be watching the adventures of a blue animated fish this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM.  Join us for popcorn, soda, and fun.

 

CRAFT  We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.

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