Blog Archive

  • Posted on 12/29/2011 - 12:44pm
  • Posted on 12/27/2011 - 8:50pm

    If your New Year's resolutions include getting in shape, stop by the library and check out our selection of health and fitness books and DVDs.

  • Posted on 12/23/2011 - 12:39pm

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    Young adult author David Levithan transitions into adult fiction with a slender, beautifully crafted novel written with a unique structure: each page begins with a word and its part of speech, followed by a “definition” of anywhere from a sentence to a few pages. These definitions tell the story of a relationship between two people, from the first stages of meeting, dating, and moving in together to their perseverance through each other’s mistakes. Levithan transitions effortlessly between tenderness (“yearning, n. and adj.: At the core of this desire is the belief that everything can be perfect”) and humor (“flagrant, adj.: I would be standing right there, and you would walk out of the bathroom without putting the cap back on the toothpaste”).  Under “love, n.,” however, he is smart enough to offer only, “I’m not even going to try.”

  • Posted on 12/21/2011 - 3:52pm

    Just a reminder that the library will be closed Saturday December 24 through Monday December 26.  Stop by the library to stock up with books, dvds, music, etc. before the long holiday weekend.  The library staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

  • Posted on 12/20/2011 - 3:56pm

    The Book Store Next Door will be closed Saturday, December 24th and Saturday, December 31st.

  • Posted on 12/16/2011 - 5:54pm

    Congratulations to Richard Steen, the winner of the Friends of the Library Boston Bruins Gift Basket! Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. The gift basket made over $1600 in proceeds which will help support the many wonderful programs paid for by the Friends of the Library.

  • Posted on 12/15/2011 - 11:31am

    Celebrate Jane Austen's birthday by stopping by the library and checking out one of her books: Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Mansfield Park.

  • Posted on 12/14/2011 - 11:29am

    If you are interested in finding specific words on a web page, simply go up to “Edit” on the menu bar and select “Find” from the dropdown.  A “Find” box will pop up (it may be at the bottom of the screen). Type in the word you are looking for and it should take you to the exact spot on the page where the word appears.

  • Posted on 12/12/2011 - 6:39pm

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    Shine begins with a newspaper clipping about a teenage boy, Patrick, who was beaten and left for dead - apparently the victim of a violent hate crime. Sixteen-year-old Cat, appalled at the lackluster attempts of the Black Creek, North Carolina law enforcement officials to solve the crime, is determined to find Patrick’s assailant herself – despite having barely spoken to Patrick, or any of her old friends, for the past three years. As Cat digs into the mystery, she begins to overcome a traumatic event in her own past and make connections with her brother and her friends again, realizing that she can’t do it alone. However, Shine is more than just a mystery: it’s a deep examination of a small town and many of the people in it, and an exploration of people’s motivations – why do they do what they do? Cat learns to look past “people’s outsides” and “think about their insides, too” – in other words, she learns appearances can be deceiving, and learns to question some long-held assumptions.

  • Posted on 12/12/2011 - 1:57pm

    This fall a group of creative kids ages 8 and up have been working on Star Mag, a quarterly magazine made by and for kids.  At our monthly meetings,  participants used markers, crayons, pencils, and latops to create artwork, stories and activities like word searches and puzzles. Click here to read Star Mag.  Printed copies are available in the Children's Room.  Our next meeting will be January 4 at 3:45 pm.   We would love to have more kids join us.  If you have any questions about Star Mag, please contact Barbara Raab either at 978 694-2098 or braab@mvlc.org.

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