Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Birthday goes out to Mark Twain

On November 30, 1835 Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne  Clemens.  Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined … Continue reading

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Open House/Christmas In Wakefield

For all our patrons and visitors we will be having an open house on December 11, 2010 from 1-4 p.m.    The charm of this beautiful village will await you.

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Marilyn Johnson: This Book Is Overdue

In 2005, Marilyn Johnson, 78G was researching her first book when a reference librarian showed her how to save web pages to her computer.  “To someone who already knew how to do it, it was idiotically simple,” she writes in … Continue reading

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Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ is award winner for nonfiction

Patti Smith is a literary star. The singer-poet’s memoir about life in New York City in the 1960s, “Just Kids,” won the National Book Award for nonfiction. “Just Kids” is a bittersweet look back at her deep friendship with photographer … Continue reading

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Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/full_book.asp?ProductID=3204 This is found in the Portland Public Library. A classmate of mine shared this site with all of the students on blackboard.  The Tumblebook Library is a wonderful and fun place for the kids.  For those folks who have … Continue reading

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Today we had four new visitors :)

I had a very pleasant day at the library. Some of my patrons stopped by and four new visitors who thought the library was a wonderful place came in. People love the architecture of the building.  I love it when … Continue reading

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Author: Jonathan Franzen has put a little bit of Santa Cruz into his latest novel, ‘Freedom’

Thanks mostly to his popular 2001 novel “The Corrections,” writer Jonathan Franzen was already safely ensconced among the elite of contemporary American literature. But in late August, on the eve of the release of his new book, “Freedom” — his … Continue reading

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Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History month.  Stop by to see our collection of plane books. 🙂

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