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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...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONFORTUNE AND GLORY by Janet EvanovichA TIME FOR MERCY by John GrishamTHE SENTINEL by Lee Child & Andrew ChildTHE RETURN by Nicholas SparksTHE EVENING AND THE MORNING by Ken Follett COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK...

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...

Photo and a Poem: October 23, 2020

Photo and a Poem: October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020Photo by Krasimira Banova Sunset at Mayflower BeachA Poem by Neil Silberblatt The burst of applause at the end -like an ovation after love making -threw me.It was not as though he was seeking any, thoughhe richly deserved it. Like Archie Rice at the...

Photo and a Poem: October 16, 2020

Photo and a Poem: October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Wheel of fortune wings of timehave I been here before or is it just in mymindI've seen this place I know the scenesmell of wood feel of the seaI've walked these steps not once but twiceI know this land...

Photo and a Poem: October 9, 2020

Photo and a Poem: October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020  Photo by Bobbie Bowman Barometric PressureA Poem by Jan Kelly     The breezes, so soft and seductive    The crickets’ chirps down to a murmur    The tempo of the swaying leaves    Sounding like slow waves of an incoming tide   Touching sand, receding...

Nan’s Fall Book Highlights

Nan’s Fall Book Highlights

It’s really Fall, and that’s the best time for new books. We have a cornucopia, in fact, partly because publishers stack the deck for holiday sales.  Here are some of my favorite new titles this Fall. Request them for curbside pickup, or download from...

Photo and a Poem: September 25, 2020

Photo and a Poem: September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020Photo by Suzann Heron Tracks in the AfternoonA Poem by Marylou Mansfield Warmth of pure sunny dayreigned royal over the bay.Trail was soft, dryfrom the sun’s direction,extending an afternooninto early evening.Tracks indented,gave no clues.What was I...

Photo and a Poem: September 18, 2020

Photo and a Poem: September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020Photo by Sandra Delzotti ChofuA Poem by Hilde Oleson Yes, listen to the wind. Softly it caresses new born leaves. It whispers in the ears of humans, Deaf as the stones to whom it has been speaking long.  So stones, ground down to sand, have much to...

Photo and a Poem: September 11, 2020

Photo and a Poem: September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020Photo by Clayton Nottleman A Poem by Frank Milby My pear treeand the maple have grown oldthey touch their branchesI wonder if they talk at allor just share a quiet togethernessas their leaves search the sunand their shadows lie side by side To submit...

Photo and a Poem: September 4, 2020

Photo and a Poem: September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020Photo by Cass Benson Summer's EndA Poem by Mark S. Peel As the hot, muggy evenings diminish,as the slow, sultry days expire,as the notes of red, yellow and orange appearbefore the Impressionist green leaf collages turn on fire,  remember the...