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Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

Whatever needlecraft you enjoy, on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m., bring your project and join us for an evening with others with similar interests.  We share, encourage, and educate each other with discussion of our projects while working away.  Our interests cover spinning, dying, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, lace-making and more.  We would love to add your special enthusiasm to our repertory.

Mystery Book Club Selection for May 2

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013

Frozen Assets bookcoverIn the first in the Officer Gunnhildur series, the investigation of an unidentified body found floating in the harbor of a fishing village leads the policewoman to uncover a web of corruption connected to Iceland's business and banking communities. Frozen Assets is as much an examination of the endemic corruption that led to the global financial crisis and bankrupted Iceland's major banks as it is a murder mystery.

Author Talk with Glen Weldon

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cover of Superman: THe Unauthorized BiographyOn Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., we are hosting a Q and A with author Glen Weldon about his book, Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, which chronicles how over the past 75 years, the way Superman has been portrayed -- and how he has been perceived -- has steadily changed to reflect the culture around him.

Staff recommendations

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

That Woman bookcoverA very distinguished elderly lady customer requested That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Dutchess of Windsor and I was intrigued immediately.  Who hasn't heard about the king who gave up his crown for the love of a commoner?  Wallis Simpson knew she was blamed for the abdication of Edward VIII and had to live with this notoriety for the rest of her life.  Although she was not the nicest, most considerate person, the reader may feel some sympahty for her and will be surprised by what is reveal

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013

In celebration of National Poetry Month we're posting a new public domain poem every Monday.
Photo of Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Rosemary" by Edna St. Vincent Millay         

For the sake of some things
    That be now no more
I will strew rushes
    On my chamber-floor,
I will plant bergamot
    At my kitchen door.

For the sake of dim things
    That were once so plain
I will set a barrel
    Out to catch the rain,
I will hang an iron pot
    On an iron crane.

Many things be dead and gone
    That were brave and gay;
For the sake of these things
    I will learn to say,

Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Future of Us CoverIt is 1996. The Internet as we know it today does not exist. Facebook, Twitter and You Tube are at least a decade away.

Emma is a junior in high school when she gets her first computer. When she logs onto AOL for the first time, she finds her Facebook page. Facebook, which has not been invented yet. Emma gets a window into her future, 13 years from now.

If you could log onto your future, would you try to change what you saw?

Published on Monday, April 8, 2013
In celebration of National Poetry Month we're posting a new public domain poem every Monday.

"It Was a Lover and His Lass" by William Shakespeare

It was a lover and his lass,
    With a hey, and a ho, and hey nonino
Cherry BlossomsThat o'er the green corn-field did pass,
    In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey, ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.

Between the acres of the rye,
    With a hey, and a ho, and hey nonino,
These pretty county folk would lie,
    In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey, ding a ding, ding;

Staff recommendations

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

w.dclibrary.org/node/34688#overlay=node/34688/revisions/111137/editWas it the cover illustration or the title, Defending Jacob, that drew me to this book?  The description on the inside of the front jacket promised a suspenseful mystery full of guilt, betrayal, a father's fierce loyalty and his love for his son.

The Sooner State on Broadway

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

http://catalog.dclibrary.org/vufind/bookcover.php?isn=088188099X&size=largeThe popular musical Oklahoma! is 70 years old. The original production opened on Broadway at the St. James Theater in New York City on March 31, 1943, and ran for 2,212 performances.

Published on Monday, April 1, 2013

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we'll be posting a public domain poem every Monday. Library

"The Library" by Frank Dempster Sherman

GIVE me the room whose every nook
Is dedicated to a book:
Two windows will suffice for air
And grant the light admission there,-
One looking to the south, and one
To speed the red, departing sun.
The eastern wall from frieze to plinth,
Shall be the Poet's labyrinth,
Where one may find the lords of rhyme
From Homer's down to Dobson's time;
And at the northern side a space
Shall show an open chimney-place,
Set round with ancient tiles that tell

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