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New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia OwensSTORMCURSED by Patricia BriggsBLESSING IN DISGUISE by Danielle SteelTHE 18TH ABDUCTION by James Patterson & Maxine PaetroTHE BIG KAHUNA by Janet Evanovich &Peter Evanovich COMBINED PRINT...

Photo and a Poem: May 17, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019Photo by Justin Freed PEACE IS...NOT...A Poem by Jack Wells-Benson Peace is hugs...not guns Peace is the sparkle of candles on your birthday cake... not the spark of explosive weapons Peace is the aroma of a Sunday dinner... not the smell of toxic...

Photo and a Poem: May 10, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019Photo by Krasimira Banova My Country and IA Poem by Hilde Oleson My country and I are both sick.Not long ago we were both at the top of our game,Respected, even loved, working hardTo make the world a better place.A scourge swept in silently.Just quietly...

Photo and a Poem: May 3, 2019

Photo and a Poem: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019Photo by Melanie Black Peepers Spring Serenade A Poem by Jan Kelly The full fog – the passage of a weekGiving the growth of many more peepersThe fog having the barometric pressure,Silencing the distracting sounds of the dayAnd, as the evening darkens,...

Photo and a Poem: April 26, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019Photo by Amy Raff Two MomsA Poem by Sydney Cropper Two moms was once unheard of the same gender shouldn't be together for eternity I was born into a loving family but the world didn't see They saw two people who shouldn't be Schoolmates made jokes that...

Photo and a Poem: April 19, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019Photo by Stephen Borkowski Spring ProofA Poem by Hilde Oleson Do not be sad, my friendsFor spring will come.I saw the living proof.On a corner where the sidewalk endsThe tiniest crocus pushed through.It stood there hesitantly, shiveringIn the cold March...

Photo and a Poem: April 12, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Stillness is the color painted by the unseen handSilence is the poem whispered in the windAs above so belowThe artist in the mindThe lover in my soul.   To submit a photo or poem, email Assistant Library...

Photo and a Poem: April 5, 2019

Photo and a Poem: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019Photo by Debbie Jones-Norberto AriesA Poem by Jack Wesdorp From a dump far out of reach,galump galump galump screech,then a voice on a bullhorn,sardonic and full of scorn,“Royalty sucks rotten eggswhile the common hungry begs.Are there any jobs to do,eggs...

Photo and a Poem: March 29, 2019

Photo and a Poem: March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019Photo by Stephen Borkowski Welcome, welcomeA Poem by Mark S. Peel Take your proper control of all things naturalEverything vertical, all that is lateralProceed to work the cycle that renewsThat promises rebirth, that produces grand viewsThank you, thank...

Photo and a Poem: March 22, 2019

Photo and a Poem: March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019Photo by Melanie Black ProvincetownA Poem by P.J. Thier A wooden gate latched, but left unlocked,             its gray boards beckoning; A blue veined Glory             waving allegiance to the morning; A bakery, Portuguese,              spinning heads...

Photo and a Poem: March 15, 2019

Photo and a Poem: March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019Photo by Francis De Nicola In Memoriam: Mary Oliver 1935 - 2019A Poem by Eileen Kennedy I think I walked with youto this black waterin soft slippers of sandknowing we were nearingprecious water that held thesky, stars, moon and sun,and the open face of a...

Photo and a Poem: March 8, 2019

Photo and a Poem: March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019Photo by Louis Kozma Summer A Poem by Sydney Cropper The warm sun beating down on my tan skinThe cool sea breeze rushes through my blonde hairMy friends and I lay in the sand and winEndless days and endless nights with no care The smell of smoke and...

Nan’s March Book Highlights

Nan’s March Book Highlights

Juicy Memoirs!  One category in the 2019 Reading Challenge is "a juicy memoir," but how do you know which books have the juice?  Here are some guaranteed juicy books, as brainstormed by the library staff.

Photo and a Poem: March 1, 2019

Photo and a Poem: March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019Photo by Stephen Borkowski Pisces A Poem by Jack Wesdorp We like terminal places,airports, bus and train stations,hospitals and libraries,churches and cemeteries,Race Point beach is excellent,hard to reach, where next is bent,any mountain top or cliff,cop...

Photo and a Poem: February 22, 2019

Photo and a Poem: February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou In the red and gold of sunsetbefore the nigh's dark curtain closepast is presenta trick of timeholding long the memorytil red and gold fade to the nights darkhue, goodnight the memorythe memory of you...

Photo and a Poem: February 15, 2019

Photo and a Poem: February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019Photo by Amy Raff She Walks in Beauty A Poem by Lord Byron (1814) She walks in beauty, like the nightOf cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that’s best of dark and brightMeet in her aspect and her eyes:Thus mellowed to that tender lightWhich...