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BOOK REVIEW: The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson – January 2023

A work of tremendous scope and ambition, this novel dares to imagine what it would take to protect the entire world from environmental collapse.

LIBRARY NOTES – January 2023

LIBRARY NOTES - January 2023

A recap of all that happened in 2022 and a preview of what is to come in 2023

BOOK REVIEW: LUCY BY THE SEA by Elizabeth Strout – December 2022

BOOK REVIEW: LUCY BY THE SEA by Elizabeth Strout - December 2022

    In Lucy by the Sea, the sequel to Oh, William (reviewed here last year), Strout has once again adopted a plain, down-to-earth manner. The speaker sounds neither highly educated nor very articulate, but comes across as an ordinary person with no claim to being special. If anything, the tone is more flat-footed than ever. But the enterprise is not pedestrian.

LIBRARY NOTES – December 2022

LIBRARY NOTES - December 2022

    It has come to our attention that people who signed up for a digital library card over the pandemic via www.4cls.org will need to make sure they have picked up their physical card, which is a different barcode number.

BRIEF BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO READ – November 2022

Short recommendations on various books.

BOOK REVIEW: The Library Book by Susan Orlean – October 2022

BOOK REVIEW: The Library Book by Susan Orlean - October 2022

      Think you’re not interested libraries? So did I. But as soon as I began to read The Library Book, that changed. It holds one’s interest in a way few books do. The writing is so good the subject is almost irrelevant. The author knows exactly when to leave a topic and broach a new one, how to pique your curiosity about something not even remotely interesting on the surface, and how to hold your attention fast, minute by minute. Everything she touches comes alive.