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Making a Book List…Checking it Twice

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…by Nancy What to give?  What to read? Here are some ideas from well-known and less well-known sources: From Publisher’s Weekly From the NYT (10 best books of 2012) Not Enough? How about 100 NYT notables? From NPR From Huffington Post From Goodreads Daily Beast (books you may have missed but shouldn’t have!) (And the […] [Read More]
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New Puppet Theater for All!

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…by Kris A rapt audience and an earnest performer enjoy the NEW puppet theatre in the  Children’s Library! Bring your imagination and join the fun…puppets and theater available all hours! [Read More]
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Want Some Pristine Books Practically Free?

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…by Nancy Shop at the Library this weekend! It’s time for our annual Holiday Book Sale–lots of books for everyone at great prices. No parking hassles, no lines at the registers, and bargains you don’t even need coupons for! This year we’ve also got lots of brand new adorable stuffed animals. How’s that for warm and […] [Read More]
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You Can Fix the Future

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…by Marcia David Brancaccio of PBS’s Marketplace and NOW spoke at the Library last night about his documentary called Fixing the Future, which explores a grass roots revolution to reinvent the American economy. Fascinating! He features communities around the country that are using sustainable, local and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. Here’s […] [Read More]
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Hurricane Sandy Video and Reflection

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…by Marcia As many of you know, the Library was packed last week! Here’s a short, unedited, video of the Children’s department on Halloween to give you an idea of what it was like. More than 4,000 of you came that day to charge up and use the free wifi–way more than twice our normal […] [Read More]
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Top Political Cartoonists on Video

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Political cartoonists Matt Davies (who won a Pulitzer Prize) and Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune) spoke at the Library about their craft. Liberal-leaning Davies lives locally; Conservative Stantis was Skyped in from the Tribune newsroom. This video is WELL worth watching! [Read More]
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What Should I Read Next?

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While the Library has become much more than a place to borrow books and movies, we continue to provide a service called Readers’ Advisory which is wildly popular. It’s like having a personal shopper for books. Don’t know what to read next, or recommend to your book club? Well, we have lots of resources. You […] [Read More]
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Do You Like Museum Shops?

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The Library has new, museum-quality gifts in the store, near the Circulation Desk. One-of-a-kind handbags made from Children’s picture book pages, colorful wooden blocks, pretty jewelry made from soda can pulls, beautiful journals, small items for hostess gifts, artistic greeting cards, and much more. Check it out! [Read More]
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