Monthly Archives: July 2012

These books win Olympic gold

Updating the Recommendations from Readers handout, I noticed a theme…three of the books recommended in the past few weeks have to do with the Olympics! It’s a timely subject, so I’ll highlight them here, and then I want to know: … Continue reading

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Discuss the Community Read on Goodreads

It’s not too early to pick up a copy of this year’s Community Read, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. If you’ve already read TFIOS – as fans affectionately abbreviate the book – head over to the Robbins … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading: Prize Winners!

Participation in this year’s Adult Summer Reading program has been fantastic! Between the Robbins and Fox libraries, we have 141 people registered, and 430 raffle tickets entered – an average of 3 books per reader so far. Many people have also contributed … Continue reading

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Ready to play some board games?

Next Tuesday is the last Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means – game night! Gaming begins at 6pm and goes until 8:45. This event is for ages 13 and up and takes place in the Community … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Event: Booktalk featuring author Nichole Bernier

What’s a booktalk, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a talk about books! Please join us in the Community Room at 7pm on Wednesday, August 1, for a special summer reading booktalk featuring Nichole Bernier, author of The … Continue reading

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The value of your library

Everybody loves free. Sometimes, the fact that something is free is more important than whether or not you want that thing, whether it’s a piece of clothing from a friend, a book from the basement laundry room, or a chair … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Professor and the Madman

The Oxford English Dictionary is a masterpiece. Before you say “how could a dictionary possibly be a masterpiece? Are you daft, man?” Allow me to explain. In the first edition, there were 414,825 words defined. It took 70 years to … Continue reading

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Database update: Business Insights

The library has been a longtime subscriber to Gale’s database Business and Company Resource Center, a helpful source of business information. Recently this database has been overhauled, improved, and renamed Business Insights: Essentials (accessible from our Database page). I just … Continue reading

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Summer reading update

Over a hundred (100) people have signed up for Adult Summer Reading so far this summer! A huge thank you to those who have signed up, and a reminder to those who haven’t that there’s still plenty of time. All … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Recommendations from readers

When you read a book and love it, it’s natural to want to share it with others (or force them to read it right this minute, depending on how pushy you are). Sharing favorite books is precisely what’s been happening at … Continue reading

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