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The Middle School Book That Made Me Love Reading: James Ramsey Ullman’s Banner in the Sky

It was a real pleasure to see the library had recently ordered a copy of James Ramsey Ullman's Banner in the Sky because, frankly, I don't know if I'd be working here if it wasn't for that book. Banner in the Sky is great for kids between 5th and 8th grade to read on their own (although…
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Doc Discussions

Third Wednesdays. 7–9 PM.  Doc Discussions is as easy as “book” clubs get. Step one: Come to the library's auditorium to watch one of the best documentaries around.Step two: Stick around to talk about it afterwards. Prefer to watch the documentary on your own time? Thanks to Kanopy you can. Kanopy is a wonderful addition…
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Lawrence Obscura

Collections development librarian Dan Coleman and I recently wrote a blog post about interesting Lawrence trees, but of course we all live amidst innumerable interesting and under-appreciated things…
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“Experimental Reading”: The Alternative Way to Explore the Children’s Section

Having a hard time choosing which book to read next? Not sure how you’re going to find those twelve books you need to get these awesome Summer Reading prizes? Or perhaps you think you’ve read everything, and that the library offers you no more new, exciting adventures. Look no further than “Experimental Reading.” Inspired by…
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An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck – Sound+Vision Sessions

Sound+Vision Sessions is 7-9 p.m. Friday June 22, 2018 and features the incredibly talented and esteemed singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Heidi Lynne Gluck.  Heidi's music blends elements of folk, rock, and indie influences, while often remaining united by a hauntingly beautiful, melancholic mood. The concert marks a second installment of new, after-hours live music series…
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