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Read a Twist on the Classics

For National Library Week, Library Assistant Falicia is highlighting some classic myths and stories given new life through dramatization and retelling. Please note that some of the links are for other partner libraries in the state of Massachusetts. Did you know that you can borrow from any consortium in the state of Massachusetts? You just need…
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Read or Listen to Banned Books!

In recognition of National Library Week and the announcement later today about the Most Challenged Books of 2019 by the American Library Association, our library assistant, Doug, has created a list of previously challenged or banned books that are available through Overdrive and the Libby app. Did you know that you can borrow from any…
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Staff Selections – Maria

Non-Fiction Selection: Available in eBook - Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life. I just finished Carrie Underwood's newest book. She talks about her life growing up on a farm, a life filled with singing and her experience on her rise from American Idol to country music…
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Anastasia’s Book Review – Marmee and Louisa

I just finished a wonderful book, which I highly recommend.  It is Marmee and Louisa by Eve LaPlante, which is a story of the Alcotts, focusing on Louisa May Alcott and her mother Abigail.  The book gives credence to the author's belief that it was her mother, much more than her father Bronson, who inspired Louisa's  independence,…
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All ages can celebrate Arab American Heritage Month with these e- & audio-book selections by Katelyn

Adult Fiction by Arab American Authors The Prophet, & the Wanderer By Khalil Gibran  Audiobook available on OverDrive Listen The Other Americans  By Laila Lalami  eBook available on Overdrive or Audiobook available on OverDrive Listen The Woman Upstairs  By Claire Messud eBook available on Overdrive When the World Was Steady  By Claire Messud eBook available on Overdrive A Good Country  By Laleh Khadivi eBook available on…
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Staff Selections – Meghan

Recommended Read : The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner. It is available to borrow on the Overdrive for digital download under the Boston Public Library Consortium. I just finished reading The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner. As someone who has a love for historical fiction, especially about WWII, this is a must read.…
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Alison’s book review – Kinship of Secrets

I recently read and enjoyed The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim. The book tells the story of Miran and Inja, sisters who were raised on opposite sides of the globe. When Calvin and Najin Cho move to America for Calvin’s job, they bring their older daughter, Miran, with them and leave their younger daughter,…
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Something to Read and Listen to – suggested by Falicia

Album: Clockwork Angels by Rush Book: Clockwork Angels by Kevin J Anderson based on story by Neil Peart In light of the recent death of Neil Peart, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit my favorite piece in Rush’s discography: Clockwork Angels. Clockwork Angels is a matched book and album set, grand…
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Staff Selections – Doug

While we are all social distancing, Doug Cooper was happy to share some things that he's enjoyed that patrons might find as a way to appreciate the chance to slow down a bit.  Recommended Blogs British Soldiers, American Revolution: This blog’s author, Don N. Hagist, does not update frequently. But, when he does, the stories…
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Staff Selections – Katelyn

Staff Selections – Katelyn     Katelyn, Library Assistant  Currently Reading:  How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones  Saeed Jones’ memoir is the moving and frank story of his growing up as a gay, black kid in Texas. Jones grapples with the realities of racism, sexual awakening, and grief from a young age. As the narrative progresses, he discusses his shifting relationships with his family including the loss of his mother. Even writing about the most…
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Staff Selections – Maria

Maria Kelly, Library Page I like romance and thrillers books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Richard Paul Evans. Anything that I read has to have a great story line for me to enjoy it. Just Finished Richard Paul Evans – The Road Home  I very much enjoyed the final story of this trilogy. The adventures…
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Staff Selections – Falicia

Falicia - Library Assistant Favorite genres of books: Fiction (anything with magic or fantasy elements), Arts and Crafts, Graphic Novels Just Finished: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson Set in the last emirate of Muslim Spain The Bird King follows Fatima, the sultan’s favorite concubine, and her beloved friend Hassan, the place mapmaker. The…
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Staff Selections – Sean

What I do at the Library: Coordinator of Community Planning. Adult programming, marketing and communications, some reference.  Favorite Genre: Yes. I’m a biblio-omnivore—I usually have at least a few books going in a few genres. If it’s good, I’m good. Currently Reading: Non-Fiction Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush This is a book…
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Staff Selections – Doug

Doug   What I do at the library: I work at the children’s desk and the circulation desk. I catalog library books. I am even seen on the reference desk from time to time.  Current Bookmark: A length of non-stick backing.   Favorite genre: History and historical fiction. My favorite time period is the 20th century.   Currently reading:  …
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Staff Selections – Linette

Linette, Library Assistant What I like about our library: I like to help people, and I like the contrast between the energy of the patrons and the restful space of the library. My favorite genres: I read a ton of science fiction and fantasy prose over the years, but recently I’ve become more interested in…
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