Winter Weather Days

Be sure to call the library at 596-0022 before venturing out to the library on days when there is considerable snow to be plowed. Our parking lot may be cleared but our volunteers may not be able to get out of their driveways so it's best to check. We will not consider books overdue if we're closed, and you won't be charged a fine.

In the meantime, on days when you head to the store to stock up for an upcoming storm, don't forget to stop by the library and stock up on books to keep you company while you're snowed in. They don't require any power, except if you want to stay up late to finish a good one- then you'll need that trusty flashlight under the covers!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Schedule for December 30, 2013

Volunteers are planning to open the library on Monday December 30 from 11 AM to 4 PM, weather permitting. Please call 596-0022 before coming. We wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to helping with your reading and information needs during the coming year.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Book Club changes meeting time for March

Geraldine Brook's historic novel about the first Native American to attend Harvard is March's Book Club read.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be meeting at 11:00 AM this month.

More information about the book is on our Web Page and copies are available at the library. 

Come join us.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Book Club postponed due to Snow Day

Due to the library closure for a snow day, the Book Club has been postponed for a week.  So there's still time to catch up and read the wonderful "Cutting for Stone" and join us at our lively monthy discussion.  The group is growing, and we'd love to see you there.  Copies are still available.  Contact Tina at 593-9312 if you'd like to read this best-seller.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 brings Lots of New Books for the young ones

Thanks to the Brownstone Foundation, our children's collection has been growing by leaps and bounds. We have almost 100 new books for children to add to our always expanding general collection. Stop by to see what's available. The widget at the left is being constantly updated and will show those new ones as we get them processed.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Club continues with Classic tale from Nigeria

The Book club continues to meet on the third Wednesday of every month at Noon.  This week our selection is Kehinde by Buchi Emechata.

Author: Buchi Emecheta

Subject: Women's roles in various cultures
Setting: London, Nigeria
Genre:  African literature

Kehinde is a Nigerian woman, unsure of herself, not quite certain she has the right to be happy. With her husband, Albert, she has made a home in London, and has a promising career when Albert decides they should return to Nigeria. Kehinde is loath to do so, and joins him later, reluctantly, only to discover that he has taken a second, younger wife. Her years in England have left Kehinde unwilling and unprepared to reembrace Nigerian social mores; and unable to accept the situation, she returns to London.

This short crisply written book packs a wallop.  The main character Kehinde is a strong, educated but conflicted woman who is trying to reconcile the role of women in two cultures: the polygamous traditions of her native Nigeria where her extended family still lives, and the European customs and mores of monogamous marriage.  She and her husband Albert are both living in England where she has an excellent and well-paying job, a house, two children, and is well respected by everyone except her husband, whose lesser job does not reinforce his perception of his self-importance.  Letters from his sisters (who think he is very wealthy) make him believe he can be a larger than life big man in his home town, and he insists on returning to Nigeria.

When Kehinde, who was left behind to sell the house and wait for her husband to find a job and a house in Nigeria, finally arrives, it is to find the second wife, a small house full of relatives, and her "English" ways very much unappreciated.  How she deals with the disappointment and disillusionment and how she comes to save herself and her dignity make for a compelling story.

Published several years ago, this book is part of our library's "Opening the Windows" book discussion series we've been doing.  Seeing the lives, expectations, opportunities, and traditions of various cultures as they impact the lives of women, has been a truly enriching experience for those of us participating in the group.  This book is well-worth the two or three hours it takes to read it.  Even if you can't participate in the group this week, call if you'd like to read a copy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed on Saturday Dec 24th, and Monday Dec 26th, and Saturday December 31st as well as Monday January 2nd.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday January 4th. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Is there an E-Reader in your future?

E Reader Petting Zoo 
What's an E=reader? 
Which one is the best?

Come see what Nooks, Kindles and Ipads really feel like, look like and how they work.This week on Thursday, Dec 1st - from 5-8 pm we'll be available with live samples to answer your questions and help you decide if these fun devices have a place in your future.We might even have some cider and cookies too!