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All the Old Knives by...
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Book Suggestions for "Guys Like Me!"



Last month, you may have seen a bowl upstairs in which you could leave responses in answer to various questions. When we asked "What do you wish the Library offered?" we got many valuable responses.

One person anonymously wrote: "A reading list for guys like me! 40-60 years old."

Well, you are in luck today, anonymous patron! Our very own director, Alan Kirk Gray, has created...
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2014 Darien Library Best Books of the Year



Every year, we ask our staff to nominate and vote on their favorite books of the year. This year, the top ten books that got the most nominations were:

1. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
2....
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Meet Us On Main Street



The  Meet Us On Main Street Group met with Mallory and Daniel today.  It was Daniel's first co-hosting and he was in good company with Mallory, a veteran presenter.  Daniel kept it neat:  a legal thriller that some say rivals any of Grisham's court room dramas; and one of 2014's most heart-felt stories of the year -- worth the read during the holiday break.  Mallory...
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Meet Us On Main Street



Today Alan met with the Meet Us On Main Street Group to talk about a stories from the past:  of Japanese/Chinese cultural tensions pre WWII; of revenge from the coasts of Portugal; the pursuit of the American Dream from Woodside, Queens; oarsmen who dared to defy more than just Hitler; and short stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War.   And for the factually minded:  a...
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You Are What You Read!



Greetings! A Happy Friday to you all. It’s really hard for me to wrap my pea brain around the fact that on Monday I went for a run in shorts and ate my breakfast on a terrace OUTSIDE in the aforementioned shorts and I am ending my week with a winter coat, snow boots at the ready.  Granted, that breakfast took place in Florida, but still.  When the Traveling...
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Meet Us On Main Street



Sally brought pecans, spiced with smoke, to share with the Meet Us On Main Street group today and they were delicious.  She made them from a recipe book that she also shared with the group; Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen.  She also brought three memoir titles written by three of today's hottest entertainment personalities -- a YouTube sensation for millenials, TV's...
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You Are What You Read!



Happy Friday to you all!  By the time you read this, I will be in Florida with The Traveling Companion getting ready for the big party tomorrow night to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday.  I really have to say this reading habit that I have is entirely his fault.  From the very beginning, one of the strongest aspects of our relationship was...
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Meet Us On Main Street



Laura hosted to a large turnout at Meet Us On Main Street on Wednesday.  Her focus was old treasured favorites that are not necessarily main street finds; plus current titles, some hot of the presses, that our patrons are demanding.  Today's book selections are below.  Don't forget, if the title you are interested in is checked out, you can put it on Hold for later.  We'll...
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You Are What You Read!



Boo!  Welcome to You Are What You Read the Halloween Edition!  Mostly, I think we should just be thankful that there is no snow, no hurricanes, no horrific acts of nature so that the Young Ones can actually HAVE a Halloween.  The real treat will be that at the end of the night we won’t need the flashlight once we are inside!  It is a...
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