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Book spotting

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I was wandering through the Ferguson Library the other day, with no determined purpose, when I spotted one of the usual book displays on the first floor and noticed that the arrangement of the books seemed a little…familiar. “This Side of Paradise” next to “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit”? “A Connecticut Yankee in […] [Read More]

Protesters to challenge Ferguson Library cuts

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A protest has been organized to speak out against the proposed cuts in city funding for the Ferguson Library, at 4:30 p.m. today at the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Budget cuts could lead to reduced library hours and the closing of branches across Stamford. [Read More]

Banned Books Week 9/26 – 10/3

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Next week is Banned Books week. Sponsored by library, publishing and journalism organizations, this week celebrates, among other concepts, the First Amendment, the right to know, the right to free and open access and the importance of access to unpopular or unorthodox viewpoints. In 2008, the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom received reports of  513 […] [Read More]

Eat your words

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As the summer melts blissfully into the thick, sultry humidity of August, the library can become a delicious oasis of cool; the air-conditioned stacks of arid-smelling books and chilled silence of the hushed reading rooms are a delight on the hottest, muggiest of days. What could possibly be more delicious, more satisfying and better suited […] [Read More]

Reading season*

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It took me five months, but I finally finished “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” by Alex Haley. The thick novel has been sitting on a bookshelf for longer than it should, one of the many “to-dos” that I don’t always have time to do. I was too young to read it when it […] [Read More]