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Coming Together at the Library

We are living in very challenging times. Almost daily it seems there’s another atrocity occurring, sometimes far away and sometimes frighteningly close. Given our 24-hour news cycle and the constant ‘ping’ of social media, it is easy to be overwhelmed. It’s a time when many of us feel like we should be doing something but […]

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A little mystery with your opera?

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A couple of years ago, my opera-going, mystery-reading friend, Jack, said he couldn't believe that I, as a mystery reader, had never read Donna Leon's long-running  Guido Brunetti Mystery series, set in Venice. Yeah, yeah, Jack.  Well-known though the series might be (the 25th book in the series, The Waters of Eternal Youth, was published this year). I had too many other […]

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5 YA Picks for the Ocean Obsessed

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What is it about the ocean that invites us to lean over the side of our boats and wonder what's lurking down below? When I went deep-sea fishing as a child, I thought it was eerie to wait while my hook sunk down, down, down, and finally hit the bottom. Then I couldn't get enough of reading about the Titanic, drawing […]

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Join Readers Worldwide for the Big Library Read!

Image shows a tablet and smartphone. The tablet has a book cover image that shows a woman in a white dress turned away; the tablet shows an ebook website.

There's one week left to join readers all over the world in this summer's Big Library Read!  In case you missed Hope's full rundown of the Big Library Read last week, here's the quick and dirty version: it's a digital book club for public libraries that makes one eBook instantly available to anyone with a […]

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