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A “Third Place”

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. You also can’t judge a library’s value to the community by simply the books on its shelf. Last week’s Friends of the Library’s Murder Mystery Dinner is a perfect example

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So Much More Than Books

It always surprises me to hear someone make the comment that libraries are about books.  Are you surprised that I am surprised? Aren’t libraries about books? Well, not to my mind. Libraries are not about books and have never been

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Welcome Spring – Visit a Zoo!

Nothing captures spring in New England as does this excerpt from Robert Frost’s poem, Two Tramps in Mud Time. “The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day when the sun is

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Let’s hear from the author!

Who doesn’t love an author book talk? Authors love book talks because it gives them the opportunity to connect with their readers and fans. It’s an opportunity to introduce themselves, as well as their books, to an audience. They hope

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Hands-on Learning at Home

If you’ve been in the Children’s Room recently, you will have noticed the addition of two wire shelving units with a sign announcing “STEM FAIR: OPENING DAY STEM KIT COLLECTION – Saturday, February 23.” This is an important day of

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Smartphone Photography

Raise your hand if you remember the Brownie box camera! For those of you who don’t remember, the Brownie was a long-running popular series of simple and inexpensive cameras made by Eastman Kodak. It is considered by many experts to

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Using the Library from Home

Amid the whirl of the holidays, you may have missed another celebrated event of the season – the winter solstice. The winter solstice, the day of the longest night and the shortest amount of daylight, occurred on December 21st this

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