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    Staff Picks- December 2019

    Not sure what to read over break? Check out the Main Lobby display for books the library staff love! Mouse-over the “Guess Who!” images below to reveal the recommending librarian. Through the woods- Emily Carroll “Beautiful, beguiling, and thrillingly eerie.”–Michael Faber, author of The Crimson Petal and The White “Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods mesmerizes and inspires; a Victorian Gothic playground haunted by Mary Shelley & Edward Gorey, awash in the dream-like haze of Odilon Redon, and composed with the poetic elegance of Ukiyo-e. I loved it.”–Craig Thompson, three-time Eisner Award-winning author of Blankets Truly Devious- Maureen Johnson “An intricately plotted, compulsively readable novel that explores not only fascinating crimes…

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    Don’t judge a book by its cover, judge it by its first line(s)

    Can you guess the titles of these books from their first lines? Do they make you want to pick them up? Dazzling…wrenching…a mind bender.”– Time “Brain-boggling.”– Life “Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical wry Clarke wit. By standing the universe on its head, he makes us see the ordinary universe in a different light…[This novel becomes] a complex allegory about the history of the world.”– The New Yorker “Breathtaking.” —Saturday Review To find out the title click here!   “A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction.”– Los Angeles Times Book Review “A gripping adventure story . . . Laced with wit, spiced with terror,…

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    National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week – November 10-18

    The federal government’s official poverty threshold for a family of four is about $25,100.00. In 2016, 40.6 million people lived in Poverty in the USA. That means the poverty rate for 2016 was 12.7%! In 2016, 21.2% of all children (15.3 million kids) lived in Poverty in the USA—that’s almost 1 in every 5 children.   $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America– Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer Edin and Shaefer chronicle the unintended consequences of the 1996 welfare reforms meant to encourage employment and reduce reliance on government cash payments. The reforms have been modestly successful for poor people who are employed. However, for those…

  • New Books

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month

    A 2016- 2017 CDC survey showed New Hampshire had the 8th highest rate of cyber bullying in the country for High School aged students. An April 2018 study found that 59% of students admitted to experiencing cyber bullying in the last year. Check out some of the library’s offerings on bullying and let’s work to reduce these numbers. At LeakyCon, a young lady asked me how I dealt with bullying. I wasn’t able to give her a very good answer, which troubles me. Well, there were lots of shouts of “It gets better” and “Stay strong” and “We love you”. But when I put myself back in time to when…

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    Spring has sprung!

    Spring has sprung! Check out the library’s expanding collection of gardening, sports, and cookbooks!   Succulents- Robin Stockwell “Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.” (from the back cover) Carrots Love Tomatoes-…