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  • Posted on 10/25/2011 - 11:33am

    MVLC is now connected to the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog after a long hiatus. The virtual catalog allows patrons to request materials from over 300 Massachusetts libraries outside our consortium. Click the above link then enter your preferred pickup location and library barcode. If you have any questions, read the virtual catalog FAQ or let us know.

  • Posted on 10/24/2011 - 10:06am

    A new crop of books in the Teen Zone: new books in Cinda Williams Chima's Seven Realms series, Sara Shepard's Lying Game series, and Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Missing series, plus new titles from Meg Cabot, Maggie Stiefvater, AS King, Harlan Coben, and more. Check our LibraryThing for all the new titles, and reserve them through our online catalog.

  • Posted on 10/18/2011 - 11:25am

    Welcome to our new web site! I hope you like the new look and that you will find it user friendly. The website is built on Drupal, an open source content management system. This software provides features, such as, RSS feeds that patrons can subscribe to for news and event updates. Patrons can also comment on to blog posts and events. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with you via this Director's blog and encourage you to give me your feedback on the library via this post.  I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Curtis Wyant, our Technology Librarian, for all his work on the development of this web site.

  • Posted on 10/14/2011 - 4:00pm

    The library would like to determine the best days and times to offer Story Times for children from babies up to the time they enter kindergarten. Please complete the survey to let us know what is best for your family.

  • Posted on 10/11/2011 - 1:59pm

    Teen Read Week has come and gone for another year, but that doesn't mean there's no reason to pick up a great book. If you need some suggestions, or if Brandy came to your class and you forgot the titles she talked about, take a look at the high school list or the middle school list. And if you want more suggestions, take a look at the rest of our suggested teen reading lists.

  • Posted on 10/05/2011 - 4:20pm

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    The latest cookbook from the popular vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca, NY, Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health, is by far my favorite.  Whether you’re a committed vegetarian or just looking for ways to eat more vegetables and whole grains, this book has something for everyone.  Try out the Greek Lentil Burgers on page 155 – they cook beautifully, have a fantastic flavor, and aren’t mushy like so many other veggie/lentil burgers.  Other must-trys include the Italian stew on page 247, the spicy chipotle chili on page 222, and the fresh mushroom soup on page 120.

  • Posted on 10/05/2011 - 4:17pm

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    After building substantial buzz over the past year, LA fuzzy-pop group Best Coast released their debut album “Crazy for You”. Guitarist and singer Bethany Cosentino combines 1950s pop melodies and nostalgic boy/girl lyrics with driving beats and reverberated guitars. Comparisons to Vivian Girls and Sleater Kinney are obvious, but fans of Liz Phair and The Breeders will find Best Coast’s familiar sound sweet, melodic, lovelorn, and fun. This is a “California” record; highly recommended to beat the winter blues.

  • Posted on 10/05/2011 - 4:14pm

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    The Other Guys with Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg as a couple of NYPD detectives is full of laughs.  They hate their jobs and they hate each other.  Will Farrell is at his best and Mark Wahlberg is excellent as his over-the-edge partner.  Even Michael Keaton shines as the chief.  I gave it a definite thumbs up!

  • Posted on 10/05/2011 - 4:09pm

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    This book has lots of practical advice for someone looking for ideas on how to decorate and furnish a home.  Unlike many other decorating books, this one does not have glossy photos of finished rooms, instead sketches are used to demonstrate a decorating principle. This may seem like a drawback but actually it works well because one is not distracted by colorful photos of rooms of furniture one does not own. The spare drawings allow the reader to focus attention on the point being made. Most topics are covered in short, easy to read paragraphs. The book covers everything from decorating mistakes, furniture arrangement, floors, windows, and more.

  • Posted on 10/05/2011 - 4:07pm

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    This novel is a fictionalized account of the scandalous affair between Mamah Borthwick Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright. Mamah is an educated and independent woman who feels trapped in her marriage and constrained by social restrictions until she meets and falls in love with the vibrant and flamboyant Frank Lloyd Wright. Mamah struggles with making the choice to be true to herself and her maternal responsibility. I thought the author did a good job creating a compelling story about a famous historical figure while making Frank Lloyd Wright the secondary character and his mistress the center of the story. I also enjoyed reading about the personality of Frank Lloyd Wright and his creative genius which was part of his confident and self absorbed ego. The tragic ending to the novel confirms that truth is stranger than fiction.

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