Oct 07

Once Upon a Town

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Bryce Chalkley

One of the perks of working in a library is stumbling across a gem of a book the normally wouldn’t show up on my book radar. I have my favorite authors and types of books, but I am delighted when I find one I might not usually pick up that calls my name, seeming to say, “Read Me!” This book is about how a tiny town came together during World War II to do their part in the war effort. 

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Tag(s): Rose, Overdrive

Oct 01

Reading Off the Beaten Path: Banned Books

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Caitlin Gills

Last year, in preparation for a visit to Istanbul, I immersed myself in Turkish literature, including Ahmet Altan’s I will Never See the World Again, a collection of essays written in prison and smuggled to a translator through the author’s lawyers over the course of several months in 2017 and 2018. 

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Sep 28

Your Freedom to Read

Posted on September 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM by Caitlin Gills

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss

The pleasures of reading are immense, but did you know, among many other things, reading has been shown to...

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