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Teen Book Review: Dust and Shadow

April 24, 2019|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: Dust and Shadow

It is the late 19th century in the Eastern End of London, and a dangerous serial killer is on the loose. With little time before the killer takes another life, it is up to the infamous duo, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, to figure out the true identity of the killer that would soon become notorious: Jack the Ripper.

  • Underground: The Worlds Beneath Our Feet

Underground: The Worlds Beneath Our Feet

April 4, 2019|Comments Off on Underground: The Worlds Beneath Our Feet

The open air, diurnal rhythms of sunrise and sunset, our need for sunlight, the swells of the open sea. Humanity's attachment to the vast spaces [...]

Music and Illustration: Bringing Stories to Life

March 21, 2019|Comments Off on Music and Illustration: Bringing Stories to Life

Portland Chamber Music presents Music and Illustration: Bringing Stories to Life on April 7 at 3:00 pm. Enjoy the unique connection between music and stories [...]

  • Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo

Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo

February 21, 2019|Comments Off on Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo

To understand the country is to understand the development and trajectory of the treatment of the flag, holidays like Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, and quintessentially "American" fast food and heroes.

I, Murderbot

February 7, 2019|Comments Off on I, Murderbot

We love to look at ourselves. Gimme a mirror and half an hour and I’m an absorbed individual. So it is that Martha Wells’ recently published series of novellas, The Murderbot Diaries, presents us with a delightfully engaging new tactic for whiling away the hours.

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Not Your Grandpa’s Westerns

January 30, 2019|Comments Off on Not Your Grandpa’s Westerns

If the word "westerns" still makes you think of Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey, you need to know that there's a new breed of western in [...]

  • Happy Cactus: Cacti, Succulents and More

Happy Cactus: Cacti, Succulents and More

January 23, 2019|Comments Off on Happy Cactus: Cacti, Succulents and More

In this age of acceleration, sometimes you need something that will sit on a windowsill, chill and laid-back, demanding only access to the sun and [...]

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Get A Lamp Fixed At the Library? Repair Fair February 2nd

January 16, 2019|Comments Off on Get A Lamp Fixed At the Library? Repair Fair February 2nd

Join your neighbors for coffee and a chance to get that broken lamp (or whatever) fixed at the Repair Fair. It’s a free event that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing. Saturday from 1 pm until 4 pm in the Conference Room upstairs.

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