Library closed

Nichols Library is closed Monday, September 18 thru Saturday, September 23 for lighting renovations.  Services resume on Monday, September 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book delivery!

upsJust ahead of our week-long closing, we received a big box from the Men in Brown containing 12 new releases.  Among the items within:  Column of Fire, Ken Follett’s  continuation of his “Pillars of the Earth series; a new installment in Stieg Larsson’s “Girl Who” series; mysteries by Dana Stabenow and The Robert Parker franchise; suspense from Clive Cussler; fiction by Nicole Kraus and Celeste Ng; and last but not least, a charming kids book by Rolling Stone Keith Richards, which tells how his grandfather got him his first guitar.

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Ove-Man

bearFredrik Backman, author of book group favorite A Man Called Ove, is back with a new story, Beartown.  The titular community is a small town in decline. But their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals.  Winning would put Beartown back on the map.  But the goal may slip away as a raucous team party gets out of hand.  Says the Times, “Backman’s rich characters steal the show.”

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(Reading) Room with a view

Here is the post-landscaping panorama from the library’s front reading room.

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New old look

With help from Stephens Landscaping, we took out two overgrown flowering trees and beds, restoring the library to it’s original look.

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Renovation week, 9/19-23

repairs2The Nichols Library will be closed the week of September 18-23 for lighting renovations and repairs.   Due dates will be extended and borrowing limits suspended to accommodate for the closing.  We will be back in business and well-lit for Columbus Day guests.

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Forbidden fruit

fletch“Mrs. Fletcher” by Tom Perrotta might be “the sweetest and most charming (NYT)” story about bending sexual norms that you might ever read.  Eve Fletcher is a divorce leading an all-too-placid life.  To shake things up, she takes a night school class from a trans professor and develops an obsession erotica for the middle-aged.   Before long, her fantasies begin spilling over into real life.  Meanwhile, her lunk of a son, a college freshman, confronts the New Rules regarding consent. Perrotta “steers through this miry slough with sensitivity, skill and good-natured confidence.”

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