Monthly Archives: November 2015

Book review: The Boxer, by Reinhard Kleist

There are many stories of Holocaust survivors, but one that you may not have heard of is the story of Jewish boxing champ, Hertzko “Harry” Haft. In World War II Poland 16-year-old Harry is imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, … Continue reading

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I’d love to do some volunteering, but there are so many possibilities, I feel overwhelmed. Can the Library help me narrow down the options?

During the holidays, people often begin to think of how they can serve others. The recent book A Path Appears (also a documentary film) details the incredible impact individuals can have when they devote time to service. There are many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey, by Herman Parish

It is Thanksgiving week, and what better time to re-visit a classic character from American children’s literature.  Twenty years ago, author Herman Parish skillfully took over the writing of children’s books based upon his Aunt Peggy Parish’s original character Amelia Bedelia … Continue reading

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Read It Again, And Again, And Again…..

Once people know I’m a librarian, I brace myself for the inevitable question, “What’s your favorite book?” My slightly ungrammatical answer, paraphrasing Lay’s Potato Chips—-I can’t only pick just one! I actually have several that I revisit every few years. … Continue reading

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Pepping? Yes, PEPPING!

Undiscovered Artists, Take Heart It often seems there are good reasons for an artist’s obscurity. Passing over “maybe they weren’t any good” as a good reason, maybe they just didn’t produce much work; maybe they worked in a medium or … Continue reading

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