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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...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONTHE RETURN by Nicholas SparksBATTLE GROUND by Jim ButcherTHE EVENING AND THE MORNING by Ken Follett VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS by Lana Del ReyTHE BOOK OF TWO WAYS by Jodi Picoult COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONTHE...

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...

Photo and a Poem: August 28, 2020

Photo and a Poem: August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Like a sniper, I keep my weapon with me at all timesStealthy I look to shoot, to stop, to stealI keep my prize, that frozen piece of timeAnd then I look againThe time stampWhat I was remembering,...

Photo and a Poem: August 21, 2020

Photo and a Poem: August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020Photo by Jim Cornell Setting of the New MoonA Poem by Jan Kelly Oh, backwards she goesLeaving Jupiter above herHe in the skyShe, to the seaPregnant once again.  To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor...

Photo and a Poem: August 14, 2020

Photo and a Poem: August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020Photo by Jason Brown Someone SaidA Poem by Tim Bosworth Someone saidpeople write poemsfor others. Me, not.I don’t Care about others. But they canlisten in.If they want To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at...

Photo and a Poem: August 7, 2020

Photo and a Poem: August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020Photo by Karen Elliot On the BeachA Poem by Neil Silberblatt The wind was howling this morning,as it is wont to do.So, of course, I howled backas I am want of mind. We went at this, the wind and I,for half an hour,exchanging blows.Each trying to get in...

Photo and a Poem: July 31, 2020

Photo and a Poem: July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020Photo by Linda Ohlson Graham Edges of a DreamA Poem by Marylou Mansfield Chills from night airinvite a second blanket,drawn and tuckedaround the desire to sleep. A lazy settling into bedded impressions,foster imagery to form and filter the body. As one’s...

Nan’s Fall Book Highlights

Nan’s New Book Highlights

Hot! Hot! Hot! Yes, we have new books, not only eBooks but also real-life hard copy books! These are so hot they will be going fast, so put them on hold now. A Burning by Megha Majumdar. A powerful novel that follows the intertwined fates of three characters in modern...