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New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONTHE DUKE AND I by Julia QuinnTHE SCORPION'S TAIL by Douglas Preston and Lincoln ChildTHE VANISHING HALF by Brit BennettTHE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt HaigBLOOD HEIR by Ilona Andews COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONA PROMISED...

Photo and a Poem: January 22, 2021

Photo and a Poem: January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021Photo by Mark Truman SunriseA Poem by Mark Truman Standing in the cold darknessWaiting aloneLike so many mornings beforeHands thrust deep into pocketsStinging breezeBringing the scent of salt and seaweedSound of waves caressing the shoreFirst tinges of...

Photo and a Poem: January 15, 2021

Photo and a Poem: January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021Photo by Stephen Borkowski Curious ConsiderationsA Poem by Marylou Mansfield Day breaks on a rain soaked day.Wind begins to fluster treetops.The fury of it allremains at bay,promising to consumesoon enough. Mind and bodymove in slow...

Photo and a Poem: January 8, 2021

Photo and a Poem: January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou And it is at the time of nightshade thatI am truly alone with my thoughtsAnd in my thoughts are always ofconnection, then gratitude followsHere in this place I have been shown actsof kindness,...

Photo and a Poem: January 1, 2021

Photo and a Poem: January 1, 2021

January 1, 2021Photo by Krasimira Banova CharacterA Poem by Rob Taylor Each pond, with its place in the woods,                holds distinct layout and character,                where especially in winter,                with no one visible,                a unique...

Photo and a Poem: December 25, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 25, 2020

December 25, 2020Photo by Karen Elliot HolidaysA Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The holiest of all holidays are those    Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;    The secret anniversaries of the heart,    When the full river of feeling overflows;—The happy days...

Photo and a Poem: December 18, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020Photo by James Cornell Christmas CactusA Poem by James Cornell Our Christmas CactusBurst into bloom todayThree days before ThanksgivingIt has always likedTo strut its stuffA full month beforeIts naming dayThis hardy plantNearly a decade oldLoves to...

Photo and a Poem: December 11, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020Photo by Clayton Nottleman Adjusting to the LightA Poem by Tim Bosworth I like to watch movies, That I’ve never seen nor heard of before.I saw one today, in it was readA poem about the dark.About adjusting your eyes to it.And what you see after you...

Nan’s New Mystery Highlights

Nan’s New Mystery Highlights

Nan’s New Mystery Highlights Many of you know that I read for comfort and escape, so of course I read LOTS of mysteries. Here are the new mysteries I’m most looking forward to as 2020 ends. The Art of Violence by S.J. Rozan. Latest in one of my favorite series,...

Photo and a Poem: December 4, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020Photo by Krasimira Banova The GiftA Poem by Hilde Oleson In my hand I hold the world. I hold my hopes, my conquered fears, my dreams. Safely ensconced in a plastic bag, lying still, shining bright The tiniest of shells Are refugees from a turbulent...

Photo and a Poem: November 27, 2020

Photo and a Poem: November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020Photo by Karen Elliot TimeA Poem by Mark S. Peel It used to be slowly.You never thought of its speed because of how busy You were except at holidays or when on vacation.  Important dates seemed properly separated, Normally distant year to yearAs...

Photo and a Poem: November 20, 2020

Photo and a Poem: November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 Photo by Stephen Borkowski BENEATHA Poem by Marylou Mansfield Somedays─      Somedays─ I wander the soundless,darkenedcatacombsstretched beneathmy senses,my realities,my dreamslike one pursuedby unknown entities,ghostly shadowsof what could...

Nan’s New Book Highlights

Nan’s New Book Highlights

Here are some great, new memoirs and biographies to read while you’re waiting for Obama’s: The Dead Are Arising by Les Payne – Brilliant biography of Malcolm X, leader of the Nation of Islam and powerful Black activist. Available as an eBook on OverDrive. The...

Photo and a Poem: November 13, 2020

Photo and a Poem: November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020 Photo by Christine Steckel MomentA Poem by Christine Steckel November’s greatcoatFlung across seawall and sandAs covered boats strainAgainst their taut tethered linesAnd gulls on the updraft ride To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant...

Photo and a Poem: November 6, 2020

Photo and a Poem: November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020 Photo by Jane Weismann I love languageA Poem by Tim Bosworth I love languageJust 26 little letters   bring the world to me.  Its metaphors transport me.Its adjectives describe everything.Its stresses hold me.Its similes liken me.Its verbs move...

Photo and a Poem: October 30, 2020

Photo and a Poem: October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020Photo by Sandra Delzotti A Poem by Edgar Allan Poe and Skip Parker Late at night dark and drearyLying awake weak and wearyThere came a knocking at my door‘Twas only Julie from Baltimore   To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library...