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A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees
January 4, 2021
We are reviewing recommendations issued by the State of New Hampshire and “best practices” put forth by the State Library to ascertain how to best serve the public while providing a safe workplace for our employees. We are being careful and thoughtful as we move towards reopening our Library. Hopefully, this will happen in the near future on a limited basis. Your continuing patience and understanding is much appreciated.
We welcome hearing from you during these challenging times. Please feel free to email the Trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library at 603-253-6950 with your ideas, comments and suggestions about reopening.
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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In this neo-western, Kevin Costner plays a rancher trying to preserve his holdings from outside developers. He is, however, getting on and none of his grown children are ready to take over. Think of Yellowstone as a dysfunctional Ponderosa, or as Walt Longmire on the wrong side of the law. Gripping drama, archetypal characters and fabulous scenery. Seasons one and two are here. Season three is coming in December.
Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death robbed the movie world of a talented actor. His credits include the biopics 42, which tells how Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball and Get on Up, which shows how James Brown brought the drama and emotion of sanctified singing to pop music. In Black Panther, superhero T’Challa struggles to protect his kingdom from the world, while in 21 Bridges, an NYPD cop takes on a deadly conspiracy. Whatever the role, Boseman dove deep into the part. One feels like they are at an emoting, thinking person, not someone ‘acting’.
Connery, the actor who first portrayed James Bond, passed away at the end of October. While best known for the Bond films, some of his best work came later in his career, with classics like The Man who Would b King, an epic re-telling of a Kipling story, The Wind and the Lion, where he Berber kidnapper who sparks an international incident, and The Great Train Robbery, where he plots an audacious heist.
Shipping from our book suppliers have been delayed of late, but yesterday we received and added a dozen new titles! Among them are the latest from Lee Child, John Grisham, Alice Hoffman, Jodi Picoult and Dean Koontz, as well stories by respected authors Emma Straub, Paulette Jiles and Susanna Clarke, and the surprise bestseller, The Guest List by Lucy Foley. Send us your requests for Monday curbside pickup!
Remembering roots-rocker Tom Petty (October 20, 1950). He shared the day with two giants, jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton (October 20, 1890) and American composer Charles Ives (October 20, 1874). For a tastes of Ives, try Three Places in England; for Morton, sample Tom Cat Blues.
Bone-chilling stories about two modern autocrats. Blood and Oil by Hope Bradely covers Saudi strongman Mohammed bin Salman’s ruthless rise while Shadow State by Luke Harding reports on Putin’s undercover opps in the West.