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Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Dec 19
  Everything You Want Me To Be is full of twists and turns and will be the first page-turner you want to read in the new year. Hattie lives in a small town and as she comes close to the end of her high school her friends and family finally understand why she wants to leave but before she is able to pursue her dreams she is murdered. As the investigation into her death begins it is evident that Hattie was a chameleon and actress not only on stage but off as well. The story is also told...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Dec 19
Josie has had enough. Her ex-partner, more of a man-child, is getting married and wants their two kids to join him in Florida, she’s lost her dental practice and is getting sued, she grieves for the life of a young man who used to babysit her exuberant kids and later became a war casualty, not to mention dealing with the lack of support from parents from whom she liberated herself at the age of 16. Josie flees her life in Ohio, headed to Alaska in a rickety rented RV with Paul and Anna in an...
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Dec 08
On October 24, 2016 the library's cookbook club met for dinner with three cookbooks by Joanne Chang. They included:       Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe (2010) Flour, Too: Indispensable Recipes for The Cafe's Most Loved Sweets & Savories (2013) ...
Posted by DBarchi on Wed, Dec 07
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog December 6, 2016 The renovation is progressing smoothly. Several office areas have been framed, including the administrative offices, technical services department, and staff room. There was a nice article about the building project in the November 30, 2016 Barrington Times that covered many aspects of the project. The article emphasized how pleased we are with the work of our contractor, ADS. We are in the...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Nov 28
The KonMarie Method of discarding possessions and then organizing effectively what remains has received enthusiastic testimonials worldwide. Kondo is convinced that her radical approach to tidying one's home can have transformative effects upon one's life and general outlook. She advocates making discarding a dramatic "event" rather than a gradual process and gives detailed and sometimes surprising advice on storage methods and one's "relationship" with possessions. For Kondo, the ultimate...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Nov 28
The Book of Joy recounts the story of a week of laughter, dialogue and deep sharing between two soul friends, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu, at the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala, India. Their wide-ranging conversation explores the meaning of true joy, which requires a profound shift in perspective, in the habitual ways in which one interacts with the world and regards the circumstances of one's life. The joy of these two old friends, which is both instructive and infectious, is the...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Nov 28
Archibishop Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1984) and the Templeton Prize (2013) and chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1994), joins with his daughter Mpho, an Anglican priest, to explain the healing power of forgiveness for ourselves and for the ones who have inflicted injury upon us. THey also discuss the importance of self-forgiveness in freeing ourselves from the past. The book offers a comprehensive four-step process for forgiving: telling the story, naming...
Posted by JGranatino on Mon, Nov 21
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is an inspiring story of a young girl and her fight for equal rights and education for all. Her father, a school owner, always encouraged Malala to write and attend school. Malala talks about her love and passion for education, family, and having to leave the only home she had ever known behind after a heartbreaking attack on her life. The story also follows her recovery and how it did not instill...
Posted by DBarchi on Sat, Nov 19
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog November 14, 2016 And now at long last the construction has begun! We are very excited about hiring a contractor (ADS, from East Providence) to do the construction of the 2nd floor building project. At this point, the Children’s Room is located in the Gallery Room, with some children’s programming happening in the Auditorium.  The staff from technical services, administration, and community services have all...
Posted by JGranatino on Sun, Nov 13
  The joy and of course the stress of the holidays are upon us but Holidays on Ice can bring some smiles and laughs with David Sedaris’ holiday collection of short stories.  From working in a Macy’s as a holiday elf and Christmas traditions of other nations, to being locked in a snowstorm and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone askew. Sedaris definitely pushes the limits and the stories are a blend of being dark, sarcastic, funny, real, and sweet...

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