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Early Closing

The Nichols Library closed 4-6pm on Monday 4/16 due to high winds, sleet and generally bad driving conditions. We will re-open as usual on Tuesday 4/17 at 10am. Advertisements

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Showtime!

 It’s the weekend! Time to get the popcorn ready and pop one of these into your DVD player. “The Disaster Artist”  stars James and Dave Franco as a pair of Hollywood outsiders who run amok. “I, Tonya” chronicles the dubious career … Continue reading

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Crime thrillers: new favorite

A Necessary Evil  marks the return of  Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant “Surrender-Not’ Banerjee, who first appeared in last year’s “A Rising Man.”  Investigating the murder of  their heir to the province of  Sambalpore, Wyndham and Banerjee discover a hot … Continue reading

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Crime thrillers: old favorites

In The Disappeared, C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett searches for a missing British CEO.    Jacqueline Winspear, meanwhile, has a new case for Maisie Dobbs in To Die but Once. It is the spring of 1940, and Maisie  is asked to … Continue reading

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Library tour

While visiting family in New Haven, we stopped by the Bienecke Rare Book Library at Yale.  In this library’s unique design, the collection is always on display (click on the link for a dramatic view of the stacks, an original … Continue reading

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Fiction: high-stakes drama

These thrillers come with something extra:atmosphere, character and conflict resolution.  In “The Other Mother” by Carol Goodman, a woman assumes best friend’s identity and flees home and husband, infant daughter in tow, to take a job as a live-in archivist … Continue reading

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Fiction: from out of the past

“Varina” by Charles Frazier’s (“Cold Mountain”) is based on the life of Varina Davis, wife of Confederate President.   Told in flashbacks, it recounts her marriage as a teen to an older widower, his alarming involvement in the secessionist  movement, and … Continue reading

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