Monthly Archives: May 2014

The library is closed for the next week!

The Lennoxville Library is closing for a full week, from Friday, May 30 to June 5, 2014. Please remember — Thursday, May 29 is the last day you can stock up on good reads (and good audio). We will re-open … Continue reading

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A magical mystery tour of books for older children: Excuse me, Mr. Capone? You missed a spot on my shirt

Things I saw today: two crows, more than once, flying close enough to hear the whisper of their wings – From The Red Hills, by Charles de Lint This week, a selection of books for those aged 9 to 12. … Continue reading

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Advance warning: The library will be closed for a week!

The Lennoxville Library is about to close. We’re closing for a full week, from Friday, May 30 to June 5, 2014. Please remember — Thursday, May 29 is the last day you can stock up on good reads (and good … Continue reading

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The library is closing, so you’d better stock up: I know, let’s steal Abe Lincoln’s body… what a great plan!

The Lennoxville Library is about to close. Apologies for the dramatic nature of that sentence, but you need to know. We’re closing for a full week, from Friday, May 30 to June 5. Author Emma Donoghue is the sort of … Continue reading

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While she wrote distracted letters, intended to maintain distance… he burned himself alive in every line

A single sentence is a complete short story when it’s been written by the breathtaking Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Garcia Marquez, the Colombian-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature some three decades ago, died last month at 87, leaving the … Continue reading

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A hangman and his daughter go in search of a killer: A collection of happenin’ books for readers, from readers

The Lennoxville Library’s incredible volunteers know books. Here are some of their recommendations. From Donna Berwick: The Hangman’s Daughter series by Oliver Potzsch. “About the daughter of Hangman in Bavaria in 1659. This is semi biographical as the author is … Continue reading

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What’s a well-intentioned Westerner to do? Aid breeds dependency, not growth, argues economist

Charity is good, rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof have long told us. They certainly brought foreign aid to the fore. But is throwing money at African countries a good idea? Does it actually help the people who live there, … Continue reading

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