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Let’s Have a Conversation

Work in a public library offers fascinating insight into a community. People of different ages, gender, ethnicity, economic status and education enter our door all day long with diverse interests and needs. It is a fundamental principle of library service

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“Hopping” at the Library

Whenever I see friends, I am invariably asked, “What’s going on at the library?” Not long ago, I was asked the question by a friend, and I responded that the library was really “hopping.” Thereupon my friend burst out laughing.

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Tracing Your Family Tree

Irrespective of the fact that I work surrounded by shelves of books full of wonderful stories, I think that the best loved stories are not from books, but those from our own families: the stories one heard from grandmothers and

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What’s in your wallet?

There is a popular advertising campaign that ends each of its commercials with the question, “What’s in your wallet?” If you were to answer the question, what would you say – a credit card, debit card, health insurance card, gym card,

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Spring Cleaning

There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual clean. Nothing else gives such a sense of accomplishment like a thorough spring-cleaning. We compulsively wash and scrub, vacuum and dust, polish and shine, tidy and organize. Where did this

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Don’t Pass on This!

After a long, dreary winter we all look forward to the brightness of the New England spring. The sun shines sunnier, the grass grows greener, the days grow longer if not warmer, and summer, we tell ourselves, is just around

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Getting the SBA to work for you!

It may come as a surprise to you to learn that there are more than 1,900 businesses in the town of Raynham. It certainly came as a surprise to me when I discovered this fact on the website Manta. The

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