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Title & Author : Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock Genre: Biography Publisher: Simon & Schuster Book Challenge Category: A book you previously abandoned Description: "A single-minded adventurer and an eternal child who gave us the iconic Willy Wonka and Matilda Wormwood, Roald Dahl lived a life filled with incident, drama and adventure: from his harrowing experiences as an RAF

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As promised, Kay here with her review of the book The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia by Michael Booth. To give everyone some background, I am one-quarter Swedish (and three-quarters seven other northern-European nationalities....can we say American mutt?)  My maternal grandmother was first generation Swedish; her parents had immigrated from Sweden to

Who doesn’t love summer? Vacations, beaches, watermelon, long nights and languid mornings. For me summer is all about books: new hardbacks, sandy paperbacks, ebooks and audiobooks in all shapes and sizes. During my recent vacation I read “Under the Harrow” by Flynn Berry, a British physiological thriller that was entertaining if you liked “The Girl on the Train”

Molly, our teen librarian

Lester Breininger taught biology at my high school. His name probably doesn't ring any bells, but I assure you that in the right circles, he's kind of a big deal. Breininger was a ceramicist and a potter best known for his iconic Pennsylvania Dutch redware - pottery pieces made from local red clay and decorated in a

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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