Yearly Archives: 2015

Researching the Family Tree

Genealogy can certainly mean different things to different people. Most of us are curious about our ancestors; some of us actually take on the task of tracing the family tree, and a few of us become obsessed with it. Mark

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Looking beneath the surface…

Librarians are more likely than anyone to know the meaning of “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” We’ve seen many a brilliant book languish on the shelf, because its lackluster cover hasn’t attracted a borrower. While the imaginative

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Believe me. This is good!

You know the old adage…If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We’ve been warned since childhood to be wary of anything that promises more than it can deliver, to examine closely the fine print before signing

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Where is the value?

If you are going to ask questions, you cannot avoid the answers. We have had many answers to our questions in the Library Use Survey recently conducted as part of our ongoing discussion of library service in Raynham. In the

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The Future of Library Service

Yogi Berra, the baseball legend who died at ninety years of age this past September, is remembered as much for his quirky and befuddling observations as he is for his baseball career.  “It ain’t over til it’s over,” and “It’s

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Homework Help

The fall season is in full swing. The weekends are full of harvest festivals, craft fairs, dance lessons, piano lessons, soccer practice, and football games. It seems that every moment of the weekend is taken with one activity or another,

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The Witch of Lime Street

Truth, as they say, is stranger than fiction; and nothing could be stranger than the tale of The Witch of Lime Street, by David Jaher, the true story of séance, seduction and Houdini in the Spirit World. Just in time

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