Archive for 09/2014

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Friday Sept. 19th is Trivia Night at the Library

What's the fascination with trivia? Why is it interesting to know that George Washington's teeth were not wooden but made of ivory and other materials? Why do we love knowing bits of information that have no essential or significant impact in daily life? Why do we get a thrill answering a Jeopardy question correctly? We may never know.

But, if you are a hoarder of bits of facts and tidbits, the Library's Trivia Night will be the place for you to shine. Bring your family or friends and make a team of 6, or let us put you

George Washinton
on a team of 6, and get the chance to be on the winning team. Each winning team member will get a $50.00 gift certificate to the Tap House Grill Restaurant. The event will be in Room B/C on the first floor and starts at 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided. You bring the fun. Sign up here or if you want to know more about Washington's teeth visit the Mount Vernon website.

How-to

Visit the Library before - and after - your vacation!

I started planning my trip to Montreal a year ago. My friends and I had all read every Louise Penny mystery, and the lure of French-speaking Quebec was powerful. We wanted to practice our French, eat really good bread, see St. Joseph's Oratory, and at least in my case, visit the John Fluevog store on Rue St. Denis. And half the fun was learning about the city before we got there.

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Staff Picks

Give me more! Teen trilogies for everyone.

What's the fix for saying goodbye to your favorite book? Find a trilogy that you love. Books being marketed to teens today have broad appeal. Like all good fiction they have the ability to stretch your imagination, pull at your heart, quicken your pulse and take you to another time and place....just sometimes with werewolves and zombies in the mix. So don't pass up a book just because it has "High School" on the spine label.

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