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Library open additional hours

Starting Tuesday Sept. 6, the main library will be open until 8pm. This is in addition to our 8pm closing on Thursdays. Note that the Children’s Room will still close at 5pm on Tuesdays and 7pm on Thursdays. Also, the Library will be open on Sundays from noon to 5pm.

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Limited number of Covid tests available

The County has given us a few more Covid home testing kits for free distribution. There are two tests per kit. Note also, that the expiration date of this batch of iHealth tests has been extended by the FDA until January 24, 2023. The date printed on the box is incorrect. Before you discard any other tests you might have lying around, you should check to see if their expiration date has been extended as well.

2022 Banned Books Week

Deadline extended. You now have until Oct. 1 to enter the contest.

What makes a book so powerful that people want to prevent it from being read? This is the ever-burning question many people ask about banned books. There is so much tension in the literary world around censorship and banning books that there’s an entire week in September dedicated to openly discussing these books which make some people ‘uncomfortable.’ You will also have a chance to answer the ever-burning question in our Banned Books Week Contest (click on Read More for details). Read more…

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

It’s that time of year again! The prestigious Booker Prize winner will be announced this October. The submissions included 169 novels that were published between Oct.1, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2022. As many of you might know, the Booker Prize was founded in 1969 and is one of the most coveted literary prizes in the world. Previous winners include acclaimed writers like V.S. Naipaul, Kazuo Ishiguro, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Hilary Mantel. The prize had previously been open only to writers from Read more…

“THE JOY OF ART” by Linea App and Elaine Drohan in the Oresman Gallery

September 2 – September 30, 2022. THE JOY OF ART is a celebration of all the happiness and delight that art brings into our lives. Featuring artists, Linea App and Elaine Drohan, the exhibit spotlights life’s many pleasures, from majestic nature to evocative depictions of the human form. A reception will be held Saturday, September 10th at 2-4pm.