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Nan’s Women’s History Month Book Highlights

Nan’s Women’s History Month Book Highlights

Nan’s Classics for Women’s History Month My favorite women’s history books are mostly the stories of individual strong women, coping with the conditions of women in their times. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Here's to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may...

Photo and a Poem: March 20, 2020

Photo and a Poem: March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020Photo by Suzann Heron AnticipationA poem by Suzann Heron I go to bed in anticipation Each night it’s the same As the hours of sleep go bySomething inside is cheerfully waitingWaiting to see what spectacular offering the sky will bring as the sun...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONHOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD by Sarah J. MaasLONG RANGE by C.J. BoxTHE NUMBERS GAME by Danielle SteelAMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine CumminsWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONTHE SPLENDID AND THE VILE...

Photo and a Poem: March 13, 2020

Photo and a Poem: March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020Photo by Bobbie Bowman UnfinishedA Poem by Hilde Oleson Suddenly this dayI realized I am not alone in this worldAs I sit in a lovely restaurantFeeling lonely with all of my family far away.I have things to celebrateBut no-one close to me is reallyClose...

Photo and a Poem: March 6, 2020

Photo and a Poem: March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020Photo by Corinne Diana EternityA poem by William Blake (1757-18207 He who binds to himself a joyDoes the winged life destroyHe who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity's sunrise. To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director...

Photo and a Poem: February 28, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020Photo by Mark Truman RejoiceA Poem by Hilde Oleson If you are one of the lucky ones who found true love.Rejoice.And never let it go. If you have found the kind of love that warms a wintry day,That lifts your heart with just a curving of the lips,If...

Photo and a Poem: February 21, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Not everything is black and whitevoid of spectrumsthe richness of tonesgolden painted waters warmfree of the dark spacesreflections dance from winds light toucha mesmeric fascination awaken...

Photo and a Poem: February 14, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020Photo by Stephen Borkowski A Simple Song of LoveA poem by Mark S. Peel Never say goodbyewhen you have to part.Let the words speak themselvesto a lover or a friend.Say “I’ll see you, see you again.”           It’s a matter of the heart;           it’s...

Nan’s February Book Highlights

Nan’s February Book Highlights

February Book Highlights In honor of Black History Month, here is exciting new fiction and non-fiction by and about African Americans. A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross: How African American women are – and always...

Photo and a Poem: February 7, 2020

Photo and a Poem: February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020Photo by Linda Ohlson Graham A Poem from 2011 by Linda Ohlson Graham The qualitative Mindfulness we: collectively … as a race of people … are able to experience … could IN FACT propel -us- into … an ~Age~ of LIGHT and BEAUTY. …

Photo and a Poem: January 31, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020Photo by Melanie Black The Gulls at Herring CoveA poem by Hilde Ohlson When life had dealt too harshlyI looked for comfort from the sea.I was not the only one to do that.Sitting in a long row on the shore.Backs turned to the sun, sat the gulls.I am a...

Photo and a Poem: January 24, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020Photo by Justin Freed A Poem by Jan Kelly Something to burst like a grapeOr solidify like a hazelnutHolding you to itEvery, each day, experienceIn your diurnal course is/willBe like that.Adapting is the secret ofSurviving, lasting long and wellBeing...

Photo and a Poem: January 17, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020Photo by Louis Kozma A Poem from 2005 by Tim Bosworth Another week of nothingOf no moneyOf no commissionsOf no hopeOf pissing in the windOf feeling dope. Winter surely followsBedraggling our feet soreBut the Spring comes anyway. War is not for todayWe...

Photo and a Poem: January 10, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020Photo by Suzann Heron The gray landscapeA Poem by Suzann Heron There’s something easyreassuringabout looking out over a greyskymet with the same greyocean My heart feelsComfortable Only one color Not much to ponder yet reliable The Sun peaks through a...

Photo and a Poem: January 3, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020Photo by Durl Kruse A Haiku inspired by Herring Cove by Durl Kruse Thoughts ride on oceanBreeze, to places farawayFree to find a home To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org

Photo and a Poem: December 27, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 27, 2020

December 27, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Spring waits this night's long sleepWinter's grasp long and deepAll the heavens a blanket of whiteSeasons a song a perfect proseEchos a time, frozenThen spring to let go To submit your own photo or...