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Give Peace (and Quiet) a Chance



What do Rosa Parks, Dale Carnegie, Albert Einstein, Steven Spielberg, Eleanor Roosevelt, J.K. Rowling, and Joe DiMaggio all have in common? Answer: They are all considered introverts. In fact, scientific research tells us that at least one in every three people is an introvert.

We often think of extroverts as the trailblazers: think of Oprah Winfrey, Winston Churchill, Martha...
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YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ!!!



This week’s offerings show us back in Paris (like we ever really leave), in the English countryside, enjoying a parody and the real thing, and a philosophical musing regarding leadership.

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Barbara M. reports that she is “plodding through...
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Caroline and Sally's MUOMS Picks



Sally's Picks

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in an Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo: A deep look into the lives of the  families of Annawadi, a slum city on a half-acre abutting the Mumbai airport. It brings a new level of meaning to the concepts of hope and courage...
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Louise and Alan's MUOMS Picks



 Louise's Picks

"Moneyball" DVD starring Brad Pitt: A story about Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's who changed baseball by using computer generated analysis to find undervalued players.  Oakland won a record 20 games in a row...
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YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ!!!



After a brief Helliday Hiatus we are back!  This week’s offerings include a William T. Sherman reference, a happily married woman looking forward to getting to know a man who is not her husband, some recklessness, alternative history, and some deaf people.


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Barbara M reports that, “I'm late to the show I know but I'm...
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Darien Library's Top 20!



 

It's that time of year when everyone picks their favorites of the year and we are no exception.  Here is what we have loved this year.   We have multiple copies of these and encourage you to come and...
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Here's what's new in Books this week!



Here are some new titles to tempt you!


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Here is what's new in books this week!



Here is what is coming in just in time for the long Holiday Weekend!

 


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New Fiction for the week of 11/14/11



Here is what you can expect to find on the shelves next week. 


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Really, Really Into the Wilder



 If you read and loved Laura Ingalls Wilders' autobiographical series years ago, The Wilder Life might feel like a book you could have written. Author Wendy McClure re-discovers her prized Little House books as an adult, awakening her own childhood spent reading the books and imagining herself in Laura's pioneer world...
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