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Introducing Friday Reads– Staff Picks

What are you reading this beautiful Friday afternoon?  Here’s a random poll of what our staff is currently reading:                                                   

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Yesterday was Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium

            I’m sure I watched with many other Yankee fans the pre-game  show where the Yankees  honored Number Two- “The Captain”.   Derek Jeter has been with the organization since 1995  and holds Yankees career records … Continue reading

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Empty Mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell is the perfect title to tell the tale of the insular life of billionaire Huguette Clark.  Never heard of her before?   Neither had investigative journalist Dedman until he was house hunting … Continue reading

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The Abdication of Edward VIII

77 years ago today, Edward VIII voluntarily abdicated the throne to marry his true love,  divorcee, Wallis Simpson.  Amid much uproar, his brother George VI,  became king.  Here at the library we have books and DVDs that discuss this moment … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Brief History by Stephen Hawking

My Brief History,  written by Stephen Hawking is such an unassuming book about such a brilliant man.  With quiet humor and grace Hawking tell us the journey of his life from childhood  to his extraordinary success as author and physicist.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline N. Smith

As the school year approaches, there are a few authors that are so beloved that everyone from your grandma to your toddler will recognize their name.  One of them is  Dr. Seuss.  The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline Smith … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman will be an Internet Streaming Series

Just found out that Netflix has produced Season One of Orange is the New Black.     I read the book that the series is based on  in 2009 and thought it was a fascinating read.  Although not your “typical” convict , … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Pulitzer Prize Winners 2013

Pulitzer Prize winners of 2013 were just announced yesterday.  Click on the cover to reserve a title.                    Fiction                Poetry                Nonfiction   … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Ideal Bookshelf Edited by Thessaly La Force

I recently stumbled upon the beautiful book, My Ideal Bookshelf, a nonfiction title comprised of the books 100 cultural figures have selected as the books that make their “ideal bookshelf.”  What are the books the we choose to keep?  The … Continue reading

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