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  • 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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The Woman Warrior

December 28, 2018|Comments Off on The Woman Warrior

Kingston is a girl living among ghosts in The Woman Warrior. She is a Chinese, American, female immigrant working to separate fantasy from reality after growing up with so many tales.

  • Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

Paperback Crush: ’80s and ’90s Teen Paperbacks

November 29, 2018|Comments Off on Paperback Crush: ’80s and ’90s Teen Paperbacks

Sweet Valley High. The Baby-Sitters Club. Cheerleaders and Gymnasts and Junior High. There's a Bat in Bunk Five, Boys Are Yucko and Is There Life [...]

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