Monthly Archives: May 2015

Recollections and reflections

In On the Move by Oliver Sacks, the prolific physician recounts his adventure-filled life. In Hope,  Amanda Berry recounts her abduction and survival in Cleveland. Between You & Me by “Comma Queen”  Mary Norris serves up a delightful discourse on the most common grammar … Continue reading

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Reports for the Field

Very Good Lives by JK Rowling is a talk on the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. Beyond contains Chris Imprey’s musings on our future in space.  Pig Tales by  Barry Estabrook offers reflections on omnivore’s quest for sustainable meat.

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Just In: Fiction

In The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday, the tile character’s memoir of his wartime experiences as a Jewish refugee and RAF fighter pilot make him the idol of  his nephew, until questions arise about the veracity of his tales. … Continue reading

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Just in: Suspense

The latest in fast-paced plot-drive thrillers. In Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille [pint and audio], former anti-terrorist agent John Corey tangles with a Russian agent at the U.N. In Piranha by Clive Cussler, a century after a research ship sank during the … Continue reading

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Just In: Mystery and Crime

Kickback by Ace Atkins. Spenser  steps in when a high school boy is arrested and charged with terrorism after setting up a fake Twitter account in this latest chapter from the Parker franchise. In  Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman (daughter … Continue reading

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Cancel that domain change

The library’s website will continue to be centerharborlibrary.org

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Memorial Day

The Nichols Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of those who have died in the service of their country. We will be open from 10am to 1pm on Saturday the 22nd and will resume library services … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass on this!

As spring moves into summer, keep in mind that the Nichols Library offers passes to several poplar area attractions. Our pass to the Squam Lakes Science Center offers discounted admissions to the nature trails. Our pass to Castle in the … Continue reading

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Waterloo

In his first nonfiction book, acclaimed historical novelist Bernard Cornwall “employs his storytelling skills to bring military history out of the textbook” as he recounts pivotal battle of Waterloo. Tha stakes of the battle were high. Napolen has returned from … Continue reading

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Diplomatic missions

“The China Mirage” by James Bradley (“Flags of our Fathers”) argues that our dealings with China from the 1920s through the 1950s were shaped by a “China Lobby” consisting of Chinese government insiders working in cooperation with cooperating American journalists … Continue reading

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