Library Notes--5/25/2016

May 27, 2016
New titles at the library:  "Boar Island" - Nevada Barr, "Highwayman" - Craig Johnson (a novella), "I Let You Go" - Claire Mackintosh, "Obsession" - Nora Roberts, "Hero of France" - Alan Furst, " Gene: An Intimate History" - Siddharth Mukherjee, "Foolproof Preserving" - America's Test Kitchen.
We also have (Strafford resident) Steve Dycus' new book: "Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military". Steve will be reading at the Norwich bookstore this evening (Wednesday at 7 )---- they say "reservations are recommended as space is limited. Call (802) 649-1114 or email to reserve a seat". 

Thursday: 1 pm: the Reading Group meets to discuss "This is the Story of a Happy Marriage" by Ann Patchett

We are accepting donations for the annual book sale! Please do not bring textbooks, computer books, out of date travel guides, encyclopedias, VHS or moldy items. The Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library are busy sorting the boxes that have arrived so far and it's shaping up to be another great sale on July 1 & 2. 

The library will be closed next Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday.


Library Notes--5/6/2016

May 8, 2016
Please return all LUV audiobooks and DVD's by Monday, so they can soon be returned for a new collection.
From Weds., May 11 - May 18th, the library will be staffed by our wonderful volunteers. You can leave InterLibrary Loan requests, but they will not be searched till after May 18. 

The Reading Group's next pick:  novelist Ann Patchett's memoir, "This is the Portrait of a Happy Marriage".  They will meet Thursday, May 26 at 1pm.

New titles arriving next week: (fiction) "Zero K" - Don Delillo, "...

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Library Notes--4/27/2016

May 2, 2016
Thursday, 1 pm: the Reading Group meets to discuss the book "An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine. All are welcome. 

New titles include:
"Glory Over Everything" - Kathleen Grissom, "Extreme Prey" - John Sandford, "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" - Carlo Rovelli;
coming next week: (long awaited)"Everybody's Fool" - Richard Russo, "Redemption Road" - John Hart, "Britt Marie Was Here" - Fredrik Backman and a new Rick Riordan book. 

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Library Notes--4/30/2016

May 2, 2016
Have you noticed that a treasured item has been missing from the library? The large portrait of Justin Morrill, painted by Constantino Brumidi is no longer in its place above the mantle. 

The Trustees had an opportunity to send the painting to Barry Bauman, a retired conservator who now only works for non-profits and does not charge for his time. He  has worked on other Brumidi paintings and studied at a land grant college, both factors that led him to accept Morrill’s portrait for restorati...

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Library Notes--4/4/2016

April 4, 2016
The wi-fi is now working at the library ----- in the future, if you have trouble connecting, please let us know asap. The computers in the library are wired and were connected, so we had no way of knowing there was a problem until someone reported it. Sorry for any inconvenience. 
However, the printer is still not working ----- we hope to have this fixed Monday afternoon. (copies can be made) 

Join us Tuesday evening at 7pm, for the last of our 3-part VT Humanities Council reading and discussio...

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Library Notes--3/30/2016

April 4, 2016
The Reading Group meets Thursday at 1pm to discuss Jeffrey Lent's book, "A Slant of Light". 

If you know a budding cartoonist who will be 16 by June 1, they have a chance to win a scholarship ($900 value)to a weeklong
workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in WRJ. Students interested in the scholarship must fill out the form, which must be submitted through their local public library by May 1, so contact the library if you're interested. For more info about the workshop, see:   

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Library Notes--3/17/2016

March 17, 2016
The library is very fortunate to announce that it recently received a very generous donation from Catamount Solar, a worker owned local solar company.
Donations like this are an important source of revenue to support both regular and special expenses and we are most appreciative. 

Recently arrived titles, or expected next week: "At the Edge of the Orchard" - Tracy Chevalier, "The Summer Before the War" - Helen Simonson, "Off the Grid" - CJ Box, "Widow" - Fiona Barton,
"Midnight Sun" - Jo Nesbo, ...

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Library Notes--2/2/2016

February 7, 2016
Please join us next Tuesday, 2/9 at 7pm for the first of our three part VT Humanities Council reading & discussion program:
The 7 Deadly Sins.
Jim Schley will lead this first discussion on the stories for Envy & Gluttony. We still have a couple of copies of the book.

The Reading Group has chosen the book "The Door" by Magda Szabo for their next discussion on Thur., Feb. 25 at 1 pm.
Named one of the New York Times "10 best books of 2015", it was originally published in Hungary in 1987, but transla...

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Library Notes--1/7/2016

January 8, 2016
We apologize for the inconvenience of having to use the side door ----- we have hopes that the front door will be fixed today.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Get ready for tax season!
You may remember last year, how frustrating it was to try and find forms, directions or tax information, as both the state and federal tax agencies promote online filing. 
Join us on MONDAY, JAN. 25th at 7pm: we'll host Kerry Claffey presenting a workshop on taxes. 
Topics he'll cover (no, he won't be filling out individual t...

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Library Notes--1/4/2016

January 8, 2016
Best wishes in 2016 to all.

The library will offer a Vermont Humanities Council program again this winter. We will host a Reading & Discussion series titled "The Seven Deadly Sins", meeting once a month
on Tuesday evenings, with a local scholar leading the discussions. The readings are short stories, by a very varied group of writers, all collected in one volume. The books arrived last week,
so you are welcome to stop in and check one out if you want to participate in this engaging program. Here...

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