Ghost Map discussion on Monday

ghostcoverNichols Non-Fiction Readers will discuss The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson on Monday , March 27th at 3pm in the library meeting room. This is a “thrilling ” and thought-provoking” medical mystery that reads like a good detective story.   There is still time for readers to take home a copy of The Ghost Map and read in time for Monday’s chat. All that’s required is interest!

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Wednesday is story day

storyStories and songs for pre-schoolers at 10:30.

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Still closed

No heat or power so no opening Wed 3/15. Stay warm.

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Library closing for winter storm

PlowAll the forecasts says its going to be a humdinger of a storm.  Given the low visibility and icy roads,  the Nichols Library will not be opening and we suggest you stay home, too.  Will keep you posted on our status for Wednesday as the storm develops.

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Still time for ghost mapping

ghostcoverJoin us in reading The Ghost Map, a fascinating medical mystery.  In the summer of 1854, a cholera outbreak terrorized London. People began dying, seemingly at random.  Author David Johnson tells how two researchers were able to crack the code and trace the source of the contagion.   Copies are still available at the library.

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Looting Europe’s Libraries

thievesAnders Rydell’s The Book Thieves arrives with a detailed account of Nazi looting of occupied Europe’s archives, libraries, and private collections.  The Nazis believed that “un-German” literature, be it “humanist’, “liberal”, “Communist,” Free Mason, or “Jewish”, needed to be purged to make way for purified culture based on nation and race.  Jewish works were a particular target, as the Nazis sought to erase their memory as well as their communities. The most valued materials founded their ways into the private collections of Nazi higher-ups, showing the line betwee ideology and criminality was a fine one.  This “engrossing, haunting journey” makes a fine companion to The Monuments Men

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Down the rabbit hole

chainChain of Title by David Daven tells how three ordinary Americans found the ownership of their mortgages in question after the 2008 collapse of the housing bubble. An oncology nurse, a car dealer and a lawyer Lynn discovered first-hand discovered first-hand the twisted path of mortgage ownership. Daven details their fight with “Hitchcockian” suspense.  Chain of Title got a five star review from our first patron reader, but warned that it might get you worked up.

 

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