Monthly Archives: August 2014

Summer Reading: One Week Left!

Labor Day is sneaking in early this year, but at the library there’s an extra week of summer… If you’re participating in adult summer reading, make sure to fill out all your raffle slips and put them in the box … Continue reading

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QBG chats about Fledgling

Oh, friends.  It has been a long, hot summer and that’s why I’ve only just started reading this book on Sunday night (after putting it off for two sweaty months), and goodness, is it a ride! The conversation should be … Continue reading

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Staff Picks Book Group : September

The next Staff Picks Book Group meeting will be on Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Here’s a bit of the description from … Continue reading

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Sci-fi fans in the library: recommendations from readers

The science and sci-fi book and author recommendations continue to stream in. Mentioned recently: Anne McCaffrey Ben Bova Isaac Asimov Lois McMaster Bujold (A Civil Campaign) Madeleine L’Engle (A Swiftly Tilting Planet) Rick Yancey (The Fifth Wave) Chris Beckett (Dark … Continue reading

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More reasons to love hoopla

If you’re already using hoopla, you’re probably fully aware of how convenient it is to stream or download movies, music, and audiobooks in the comfort of your own home. (If you haven’t signed up for hoopla yet, see this post … Continue reading

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When it’s A Long Way Home, use a Landline to Call the Midwife

Like winter, spring, and fall, summer is a great time for reading. Here at the library, we know you like to read all kinds of books in all kinds of ways, which is why we’ve just added a big batch … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group meets on 8/11

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be meeting on Monday, August 11 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be talking about No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin. This is sure to … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group Talks About Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling

Hey!  Want to hear a funny story? This librarian goes on vacation with a single, awesome book to read, loses it on the very first day, and spends the next six days turning her rental cottage upside down looking for … Continue reading

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Everything you think you know

Humans are amazing. But we are very often wrong when we think – when we know – we are right. The example above easily illustrates how our powers of perception can mislead us. (Click on the image to see the … Continue reading

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A hundred years ago today: World War I

One hundred years ago today, Germany declared war on Russia, and the Great War began. World War I lasted for four years, concluding with the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918. The war did not officially end until … Continue reading

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