Penny-wise

blindIn “Kingdom of the Blind” by Louse Penny, former inspector Gamache  is named as an executor of a will by a perfect stranger.   The terms are so wildly unusual  that he wonders f the woman is delusional.  That is, until a crime gives the will a new twist.  “The decisions he makes are sure to raise a few eyebrows” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Nichols Library closed Tuesday Nov 27th

The library will not open today due to a winter storm.

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Seasonal fun and books for kids

Join us @the library the next 4 Wednesday mornings at 11 for seasonal stories and song! Meanwhile, here are 2 new books for younger readers.

In “The Crimes of Grindelwald” by JK Rowling, the dark wizard escapes and spins a new web of intrigue.  In “The Meltdown” by Jeff Kinney,  a winter storm turns the wimpy kid’s street into a snowy battlefield.

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Advice, lessons, awesomeness

Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown (“Gift of Imperfection”) says that leadership is not about knowing the answers but asking the right questions.  “Heirs of the Founders” by H. W.Brands details  the fierce rivalry between unionists Clay and Webster vs  states-righter Calhoun, in a debate that is ongoing.  “The White Darkness” by David Grann recounts a solo walk across the awesomeness of Antarctica.

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Our tree is back!

The town’s Christmas lights are a lovely sight.
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Showtime 2 (comedy)

In “The Spy who Dumped Me”, two LA gals get caught up in their ex’s spy-jinx. “Don’tWorry, He Won’t get Far on Foot” is  about a rocky road to rehab.  “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Little Italy” and ”Destination Wedding” offer rom-com fun.  

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Showtime 1 (drama)

 Just in at are movie adaptations of 2 bestsellers.  “Bel Canto” (Ann Patchett) is a drama about a hostage standoff.   The Children Act” (Ian McEwan) is about a teen’s right to end life trial.  “BlacKkKlansman” is a Spike Lee joint about an Afro-American  cop who infiltrates the Klan (true story).

More DVDds: “Mile 22” and “Damascus Cover” are straight up spy thrillers.  “Arizona” is black comedy about a guy who loses his home and loses it.  “Ant-Man and the Wasp” serves up more Marvel Comic action.   “HotelArtemis” is a futuristic drama about a secret hospital for criminals.  “The Catcher was a Spy” is the unlikely but true story of a ballplayer  (Paul Rudd) who became an OSS agent  during WWII.  

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