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  • Posted on 08/16/2012 - 3:07pm

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    Iris Dupont is a new student at Mariana Academy, a prep school located in the Berkshires.  Her only friend is the ghost of Edward R. Murrow, who drives her desire to be a journalist.  While working for the school paper, Iris learns of a secret society called Prisom’s Party, and she is determined to uncover who is behind the society and its pranks.  Told from multiple viewpoints spanning over ten years, Year of the Gadfly tells not only the story of Iris but also of her science teacher Jonah Kaplan’s experience at Mariana.  Fans of The Secret History by Donna Tart or Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld will enjoy Jennifer Miller’s fast-paced and suspenseful Year of the Gadfly.


  • Posted on 08/16/2012 - 12:43pm

    The library catalog for the Merrimack Valley is in the process of getting both a new look and some new features. 

    Some of the new features are:

    • Cleaner look & faster loading
    • Better search options
    • Keep track of items you've checked out
    • More bookbags options (now called My Lists)
    • Stay logged in at home
    • Text notifications (coming soon)

    Click here to try out the beta version.  Love it or hate it, please submit your feedback through the "Patron Catalog Survey" link in the top right corner of the new catalog! Or, talk to any library staff person - and ask us questions, too!

  • Posted on 08/14/2012 - 4:26pm

    TitleArtistRelease Date
    Bringing Down The GiantSaving Abel7/17/2012
    Channel ORANGEOcean, Frank7/17/2012
    Hypnotic NightsJeff The Brotherhood7/17/2012
    Grace & LiesFamily Band7/24/2012
    HandwrittenGaslight Anthem7/24/2012
    Sparkle (OST)Various7/31/2012
    UnderwaterRadin, Joshua7/31/2012
    Chapter VSongz, Trey8/21/2012
    The Midsummer StationOwl City8/21/2012
    Havoc And Bright LightsMorissette, Alanis8/28/2012

  • Posted on 08/08/2012 - 11:26am

    TitleRelease Date
    Community: The Complete Third Season8/14/2012
    Dexter: The Complete Sixth Season8/14/2012
    Glee Complete Season 38/14/2012
    The Hunger Games8/18/2012
    A Separation8/21/2012
    God's Ears8/21/2012
    House: Season Eight - The Final Season8/21/2012
    La Tigra, Chaco8/21/2012
    The Dictator8/21/2012
    Boardwalk Empire: Season 28/28/2012
    Five-Year Engagement8/28/2012
    Monsieur Lazhar8/28/2012
    The Lucky One8/28/2012
    Think Like a Man8/28/2012
    Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season8/28/2012

  • Posted on 08/06/2012 - 8:50pm

    The following kids were lucky winners this week.  There is only one week left to be a lucky reader or library lover.  Log your reading and visit the library! 

    Lucky Readers

    Julia Archer

    Jimmy Bimbo

    Nicholas Morad

    Jonathan Morad

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Mantvydas Benevicius

    Mallory Brown

    Anuj Gandhi

  • Posted on 08/02/2012 - 12:48pm

    The library is now offering an assortment of eReaders that have been preloaded with some of this summer's hottest titles:  Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Gone Girl, The Next Best Thing, Wild, Calico Joe, and more!  eReaders may be checked out for one week at a time and can be found at both the Check Out and Information Desks.  


  • Posted on 07/30/2012 - 3:51pm

    The following kids were lucky winners this week!

    Lucky Readers

    Brady Gavegnano
    Corinne Forcina
    Michael Doherty
    Madison Wright

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Griffin Carr
    Ryan Garrant
    Ryann Walsh

  • Posted on 07/30/2012 - 3:50pm

    Congratulations to Jaimee Vassallo and Andrea!

    Jaimee and Andrea both won a tote bag and a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks.  

    Interested in participating?  It's easy.  Click here to enter your reading to win!  Each submission earns you a chance to win the weekly and grand prizes.  Grand prize is a Barnes & Noble Nook and will be announced on Friday, August 17. 

  • Posted on 07/23/2012 - 8:53pm

    The following kids are winners this week.  Congratulations!

    Lucky Readers of the Week

    Hannah Bryson
    Jocelyn White
    Marco Costa
    Matthew Villalta

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Aaliyah Abel
    Eddie Ramos
    Shaun Bradford

  • Posted on 07/18/2012 - 12:34pm

    The following kids are winners of contests during the first four weeks of the Summer Reading Program.  Log your reading online or in the library for chances to be a Lucky Reader, or fill out a  card every time you come to the library for raffle entries to be a Lucky Library Lover.

     Lucky Readers of the Week

    Abigail Stiltner

    Adriana Rice

    Allison Bolanos

    Annika Reddivari

    Anthony Cummings

    Ashley Dankese

    Becca Hudson

    Carissa Rubin

    Emily Estrada

    Gabriela Villalta

    Jaelyn Walsh

    Joe Gronemeyer

    Kaitlyn Smith

    Madelyn McCarron

    Nicholas Toth

    Patrick Xavier

    Tessa Cappione


    Lucky Library Lovers

    Alex Burns

    Alexa Graziano

    Amanda Tran

    Ben Wright

    Bobby Dodge

    Casey Robbins

    Kari Wells

    Kohen Noah

    Michael Dynan

    Rachel Gonzalez

    Shane Cryan