Sunset serenade: try a little tenderness

Otis Redding was born 9/9/1941. Gone too soon, but made some beautiful music while he was here…..

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Curbside delivery resumes tomorrow

Wednesday morning 9/9 we’ll be putting out books in the box for hungry readers. Get your post-Labor Day Requests in now, so you don’t miss out! Same goes for movie buffs and DVDs.

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Morning music minute: Pigpen

Ron McKernan (9/8/45), vocalist and soul man of the Grateful Dead, performs a Jimmy Reed classic. His raps on songs like Lovelight, Midnight Hour and Hard to Handle were the stuff of legend. The clip is from his last tour with the band, before health issues carried him down.

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Sunset serenade: Freddie Mercury

Queen’s flamboyant frontman was born on this day.

“For we who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Convinced our voices can’t be heard
We just wanna scream it loud It comes to you as to us all
Yeah, we’re just waiting for the hammer to fall”

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Labor Day

The Nichols Library will not be putting out books for pickup on Monday, September 7, in observation of Labor Day. The next day for new selections to be put out will be Wednesday, September 9.

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New gets

Just in: large print (Numbers Game by Danielle Steel and The Order by Daniel Silva) and books on tape (All the Devils are Here by Louie Penny and Near Dark by Brad Thor). For serious fiction readers, we have Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, the 2019 Mann Booker winner. There is also suspense by Brad Thor, Sandra Brown, and James Lee Burke. For non-fiction readers, we have Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, the acclaimed author of The Warmth of Other Suns. And if that were not enough, there are also new downloadable books from NHDB.

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Music minute: 2 Ivans.

August closed out with two notable birthdays on the 31st. Jerry Ivan Allison of The Crickets, whose paradiddles gave Peggy Sue its beat and….

Sir George Ivan Morrison: “you can’t stop us on the road to freedom…”

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Library steps / curbside changes

One of the steps leading up to the library has shifted and is not safe to use. This cuts-off access to the book drop. We moved the book pickup bin to the front walk and added a drop-off bin.

It would be totally OK, however, if you just hold onto your returns. This would save our staff a bit of work. The repair will hopefully will be done in a week or so.

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Expanded Curbside Pickup Hours!

Your book requests are now available for after-hours pickup! Books bags not claimed during our regular hours (10-2 MWF) will be placed in a storage bin on the library porch. You can pick your book bag up after hours MWF, or on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.  Please exercise good book drop etiquette by not peeking in other people’s bags and only taking things that are yours. We are also taking requests for copying, scanning and faxing.

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Morning Music Minute

John Lee Hooker, blues master (b. 4/22/1917)

James Burton. telecaster master, (b. 9/21/1939)


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