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Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jul 08
Director’s Notebook July, 2008 There are nine of them now; these wonderful stories in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series written by Alexander McCall Smith.  The series began some years ago with the first novel entitled The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, featuring Precious Ramotswe.  Set in Botswana, the stories are not your traditional mystery novels, in that they are short on mystery but long on...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jul 08
Summetime …and the reading is easy!  Check out a good book from the library and enjoy one of summer’s greatest pleasures–reading!
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jul 02
The library will be CLOSED on Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th,2008. Happy Independence Day!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jun 24
Library Summer Hours: Starting Tuesday, July 1st, the Library summer hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9 to 8; Friday-Saturday, 9-5.  No Sunday hours in the Summer. Evening programs at the library are not affected by this change of closing time. Happy summer reading!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jun 24
Cyd Charisse, the beautiful, leggy dancer of Hollywood movie fame who tripped the light fantastic with such screen partners as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died on June 17th at age 87. She was trained as a ballerina with the Ballet Russe when she was only a teenager. But she is best remembered for her work in such MGM musicals as The Band Wagon, Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain, and Silk Stockings. She is survived by her second husband, singer Tony Martin. Cyd Charisse page on the...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Jun 23
Calling all kids! Spin a yarn at Tikatok, a new website “where kids channel their imagination into stories – and publish those stories into books for you to share and treasure with friends and family.” http://beta.tikatok.net/ -Bri
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Jun 17
Director’s Notebook June, 2008 Some writers are identified with a particular country or  region, others with a specific period in history. Willa Cather is known for both. When I think of her, I think of the prairie states, especially Nebraska, and I think of the days of the intrepid pioneers of the prairies, struggling to make a life for themselves that was tenuous, at best.  Although Cather spent only a few years of her childhood on the vast prairie lands of Nebraska, she...
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Jun 13
Take a look at Lookybook: Lookybook is a new website that lets readers look at each and every page of a picture book “from cover to cover, at your own pace.” Kind of like reading an actual book! Lookybook argues, “We know that nothing will replace the magic of reading a book with your child at bedtime, but we aim to replace the overwhelming and frustrating process of finding the right books for parents and their kids.” The New York Times book blog reports, “There’s a bit of a half-baked social-...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jun 11
It’s HOT outside, but it’s COOL in here! Stop by the library: there’s no better place to browse through your favorite magazine or read a good book!
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jun 11
Question: Who is one of America’s most impassioned advocates for the rights of all children? Answer: Jonathon Kozol, who recently was the keynote speaker at the commencement exercises for St. Andrews School in Barrington. Follow this link to learn more about Kozol’s life and works: http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/pgs/portraits/Jonathan_Kozol.html Then check out some of Kozol’s award winning work: http://library.provlib.org/search~S1?/akozol/akozol/1%...


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