Author Neil Gaiman says that through reading, we “exercise our imaginations” and “build empathy.” Here are three new stories to daydream with. The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott (Touch of Stardust) is a story based on Ingrid Bergman’s affair with Roberto Rossellini. It’s another “appealing story” told with “great skill and insight” by Ms Alcott. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler (Shotgun Lovesongs)is another communique from the great Midwest. Set against the woodsy backdrop of a Boy Scout summer camp, Camp Chippewa, the narrative follows three generations struggling to find their place in a world bent on dealing them a bad hand. In Swimming Lessons by Claire Claire Fuller (Our Endless Numbered Days), a woman goes a solo swim and doesn’t come back; her daughter discovers a cache of letters which tell her story. All available at the Nichols Library (Nail Gaiman like s libraries, too).
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
We are now taking requests and putting them outside for you to pick up. You can get your loans between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday [continue reading].
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