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March 18, 2015

Bartholet

Tuesday March 24 7:30

Jeffrey Bartholet, former Washington editor for Newsweek, will speak about his experiences as a foreign correspondent in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

Now a freelancer, he has written for The New Yorker, Scientific American, Foreign Policy, and National Geographic

Please come, and please stay for the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library. We need our Friends (as do all public libraries).

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March 16, 2015

Snow Day Nostalgia

Our most recent snow day? Just 10 days ago.

Readings

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March 14, 2015

Traveling Through Time

RecessPlagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction

Our new MOOC begins March 15th. at 12:30. From now until the middle of May we will be reading bits of various works of historical fiction and considering the ways in which authors turn primary sources into adventures.

You may watch the video lectures during the week, whenever you find it convenient. We won't be upset if you skip some or all of the lectures or readings, we are doing this for fun, not credit. No tests. No shame. Lots of coffee.

If interested, please sign up at our library site as well as at coursera.org

This first week we will talk about early historical novels such as Waverley and The Recess. The latter is about twin, bastard daughters of Mary Queen of Scots who are being hidden in a secret, underground location and ....

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March 09, 2015

March 05, 2015

And Another Snow Day!

snowClosed today, March 5th 2015.

Matt de la Peña's program is canceled. We will try to reschedule.

Volunteer to be a snow angel
Snow angels video

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February 26, 2015

Opening Delay

Thursday February 26: Due to snow, the library will open at 10:30 today, one half hour later than usual.

The computer rooms will open at 12 noon,

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February 21, 2015

Another Snow Day!

Update: We will be open our normal Sunday hours, noon until 5.

GHO We closed early on Saturday because of the snow.

On Sunday we have three programs.

We have MOOC movie talks scheduled for 12:30 (Ghost Ship and Scarface)
and 1:30 (The Trail of the Lonesome Pine)

At 2 PM a children's program, Teddy Bear Picnic

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