Monthly Archives: July 2017

Accidental Activist

Daring to Drive by Manal Sharif is a memoir of a woman who dared challenge religious restrictions on women in Saudi Arabia.  In her youth, she was a religious radical, but by her twenties she was a computer security engineer, which … Continue reading

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Read it on the Internet

Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, argues that internet search data might be the Holy Grail when it comes to understanding how we behave.  A data scientist at Google, Stephens-Davidowitz has spent the last four years poring over Internet data.  His … Continue reading

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Independence Day

       Have a safe and happy 4th!  Click here for info on Center Harbor events to celebrate the holiday.

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Where we’re going & where we’ve been

In Homo Deus, Yuval Harari (Sapiens) poses an oxymoron: a history of the future.  Once ruled by the fates of famine, plague, and war, humankind, argues Harai has attained a degree of control on these disasters.  Today, obesity kills more … Continue reading

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4th of July Celebrations

The Nichols Library will be open 10am-6pm on Monday July 3rd, so drop on by to re-stock your reading and DVD needs before the fireworks.  We will be closed on Independence Day but will be back on Wednesday, July 5th … Continue reading

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Readers favs: suspense, drama

In The Switch by Joseph Finder, a traveler picks up the wrong laptop at the airport.  It just  happens to belong to a US Senator and contains details about a NSA surveillance program.  A tug of war ensues between a … Continue reading

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