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So, as most of our readers know, I grew up in Maine. I first came down here in 1996 in the end of August. To be honest, it didn't seem that bad. Ok, it was really hot but I was absolutely delighted by the fact that summer extended through the end of October and that winters are

Jenn, our children's librarian

If you weren’t there last night, you missed some fantastic performances. Ranging in age from 5-10, fifteen children delighted an audience of their family, friends, and community members. There was dancing, singing, violin playing, acting, hula hooping, jump roping, and lots and lots of clapping. As the hostess with the mostess, I had a front row seat

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : Weetzie Bat - Francesca Lia Block Genre: YA Fiction Publisher: Harper Teen Book Challenge Category: A book you've already read at least once Description: " A brief, off-beat tale that has great charm, poignancy, and touches of fantasy . Weetzie, now 23, is a child of Hollywood who hated high school but loves the memories of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, plastic

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Progress reports are a standard for Library Directors. Through these reports, we share with our residents how we’re responding to our community and the achievements we’ve made. These documents also assist the library staff and administration in thinking about where we need to be headed. I share with you today the latest of the UDPL’s two main reports. The

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Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiancé, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset

Jenn, our children's librarian

Hello all, how are you? I am doing okay. We are still very busy with programs and summer readers. Did you know you can still sign-up for the Summer Reading Club (this week’s prize for kids is a sports rubber duckie)? There are countless families here every day playing and picking out books, movies, and cds.   This morning

On the Joy of Titles

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One of the most fun things I do here at the Library is order new books. I love it because a) it's so fun and b) it contributes to my overload of things to read. I keep a list in my library account to keep track of stuff I want to read and my current list in

Jenn, our children's librarian

Summer is very busy at the library; school is out, it’s hot outside, and everyone needs a good book to read on vacation. People are quietly reading in our Reading Room. Our museum passes are being checked out. Children are dressing up, creating art, and reading in the Kid’s Place. I’m answering lots of: “What books should

STEAM Lab Wishlist

Molly, our teen librarian

The STEAM Lab has been up and running for over a year now and I think it's safe to say that we've done some exciting and innovative things! And since the STEAM Lab isn't a static event, but rather an evolving series of programs, we're constantly planning the next thing. Next school year will bring sewing classes

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Dr. Diana Bishop comes from a long line of witches, but after her parents’ violent death when she was 7, she has refused to use her powers. That is, until she inadvertently recalls a long-lost mystical book from the stacks of Oxford’s library. Suddenly, she is the unwitting focus of the entire non-human world, vampires, witches &