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Can It Happen Here?

Of all the great modern American novelists, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis has always been my favorite. His works were required reading for my generation, and I read them eagerly – Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, and Dosworth. In

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Raynham Reads 2020

Have you ever had the experience of not knowing what to say to someone? You probably have; we’ve all suffered through it. It’s that awkward interval after the initial greeting when you anxiously search your brain for the right conversation

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New Year Resolutions

As the year comes to a close one can’t avoid the constant reminders that the New Year brings new opportunities. These reminders of new opportunities are mainly focused on methods to improve the old you. We are bombarded with ideas

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Relax This Holiday Season

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – the world is full of glittering holiday lights, and the joyful sounds of holiday music. We look forward with eager anticipation to sharing evenings with family and friends, and to watching

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Food, Glorious Food

Is it the approach of Thanksgiving with its traditional foods and festivities celebrating the fall harvest that turns the mind to food, or is it nature’s way of encouraging us to prepare for the approach of winter and the long,

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Benefits of Book Sales

Fall is well and truly here. The sights and sounds of the season are all around us. Trees stand bare against the sky while the soft drone of leaf blowers fills the air. The days are crisp and the nights

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Horror Fiction

One can’t miss the signs – pumpkins perch on doorsteps, zombies stalk front yards, witches fly from porches and faceless ghosts dangle from trees. In my neighborhood, an eight foot purple ghoul with glowing green eyes hunches menacingly over a

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October is “Jumping!”

Whenever I see friends, I am invariably asked, “What’s going on at the library?” It’s a casual and expected question to which I usually give a casual and expected response. Not long ago, I was asked the question, and I

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Reflect and Connect

Although we celebrate new beginnings in January each year, September has always felt more like beginning anew to me. Summer has ended, children are back in school, days are getting visibly shorter and daily life takes on a new rhythm.

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Summer at the Library

Summer has officially arrived, and at the public library, we couldn’t be happier. Summer is a special time at the library, a time when children fill the building with excited voices and sounds of laughter. The Children’s Room overflows with

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