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Getting into the Holiday Spirits

Next week brings Thanksgiving, which traditionally marks the start of the Holiday season.  Since you’ll probably have more than one occasion to get your party on over the next month and a half, it’s probably a good time to start brushing up on your cocktail basics.  As our blog’s resident cocktail nerd, I’m listing some fine titles to explore to find your signature seasonal cocktail and impress your guests and friends with your bartending skills. Warning, if you get too good at making cocktails, you’ll be in charge of drinks at every party you go to! 

Changing Seasons

I, like many of you I'm sure, have been eagerly awaiting cooler weather; fall weather.  Apple picking, cookie baking, leaf raking, see your breath in the air weather.  Hot cider, sweaters and soup!  I want to step outside and NOT immediately start sweating.  So although the fall equinox came and went...late September and early October were still too hot for my taste.  It seems to have finally passed.  I love crisp, fall days  when I can crank up the oven, get some dough rising while I prep soup.

(MOSTLY NOT CREEPY) BOOKS SET IN CEMETERIES

Our upcoming program, CSI: Cemetery Search and Investigation, scheduled for Wednesday November 8, 2017, is perfect for history and genealogy buffs. Tina Beaird, a popular presenter and member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, will lead us through the history of American cemeteries. She will help us learn how to find our ancestors’ burial places, and how to decipher historical symbols on headstones.

Reformation Reads: 500 Years Later

This October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenburg to protest of the sale of indulgences.  Though earlier movements for reform within the Church had existed before Luther, such as the Hussites in Bohemia, the posting of his 95 Theses traditionally mark the start of what historians consider the Reformation, lasting from 1517 unti

It's Friends of the Library Week

Last month, the Library Board of Trustees invited the Friends of the Library to drop by their meeting so that they could recognize them with a proclamation declaring October 15-21 Friends of the Library Week.

The Friends raise money that enables our library to provide needed resources for adult programming, class visits for all second graders in the Library District, technology equipment, and special events throughout the year.

Books on TV: Fiction

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It’s time for another installment of Books on TV! This time we’ll look at shows that are based off fiction books. These shows and the books they’re based off of cover various subgenres within fiction but the books can all be found in the general fiction section at the library.

 

 

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John Ashbery: 1927-2017

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John Ashbery, arguably the dominant voice in American poetry for the last half-century, passed away on September 3, 2017. He was 90 years old. News of his passing brought to mind these closing words from his 1977 poem “Blue Sonata”:

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