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It's the Disappointment Issue

Greetings and welcome to the Disappointment Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The Full Pink Moon, which shall grace our skies this evening is named as such because this is the time that wild phlox begins to bloom. The moon will not actually be pink. So don’t be disappointed by that. It is also known as the sprouting grass moon (yup, have sprouting grass), the egg moon (nope, no eggs), and the f ...

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It's the Arbor Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Arbor Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Today is, indeed, Arbor Day for those keeping score. Originally begun in Nebraska in 1872 by settlers who missed their trees, it became official in 1907 with a proclamation by Theodore Roosevelt. It is in fact, tree pollen making some of us so miserable with grass a close second. I think that if my eyes and throat are to be ...

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Manhattanhenge -- It's real

Welcome to the Memorial Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. We made it **People**. Break out the coolers, the Solo cups and the white pants! Commence the rejoicing! Here’s wishing you all a lovely long weekend that involves a healthy dose of whatever makes you happy come the Summer. As for **The Traveling Companion** and **myself**, we will be found at our favorite beach one of these weekend ...

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It's the Short Week Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Short Week Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In keeping with the four-day-work week, we shall also be the soul of brevity this week. The only housekeeping this week is that I hope you are enjoying the amazing new website. The whole of **Team UX** did an amazing job and they are to be commended. Well done! This week, I want to discuss **Pedro the Playmobile P ...

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It's the October in June Edition

Greetings and welcome to the October in June edition of You Are What You Read. **I**, for one refuse to go backward and drag out the down comforter and put it back on the bed. This is causing me some less than restful nights. But someone has to draw the line and you all are looking at her. This week’s housekeeping is as follows. There have been no offerings yet this summer. I understand life g ...

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It's the Father's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Father’s Day edition of You Are What You Read. Here’s wishing all you Fathers a most wonderful day, a comfy chair, the Open Final Round watched without interruption, a steak nice and rare and your preferred beverage in a generous glass. Enjoy. In **Animals Run Amok News**, some dudes returning from a day of fishing on the Sound (aka day drinking) discovered of all t ...

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It's the First Summer Weekend Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Summer Weekend of 2016 Edition of You Are What You Read. I trust everyone made it through the Full Moon Madness/Solstice on Monday. There is minimum housekeeping this week. In **Animals Run Amok** news there has apparently been a shortage of New England Cottontails. Fear no longer **People**. There is a movement afoot to repopulate the species. Don’t be confus ...

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It's The Buck-Thunder-Single Scoop Full Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Buck Moon Edition of You are What You Read. This full moon that happens on Tuesday is named for the new antlers that Bucks grow during this time of year. It is also referred to as the Thunder Moon because of the frequency of thunderstorms. Whatever. The Full Moon is going down on Tuesday. Enjoy, **People**. In **Animals Run Amok News** there was a bear that s ...

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It's the Slippery When Wet Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Slippery When Wet Edition of _You are What You Read_. Here’s hoping this weekend’s storms cool things down a bit. First we have some housekeeping to take care of. Thanks to **Pam M** for our first taffy of the season! Thanks Pam! Frankly **People**, we were getting worried about this. Thus far, there have been no fudge sightings but we still have August. Let’s get on t ...

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It's the Left Behind Edition

Greetings and welcome to The Left Behind Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows; there have been no offerings that I am aware of. In **Animals Run Amok News** I regret to inform all of you that there have been Capybara sightings in Florida (of course Florida). Thought to be pets that have made the break for freedom, biologists are concerned that with its warm we ...

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It's the Tights Watch Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Tights Watch 2016 edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows: Thanks to **Alan** and **Sally** for the Offerings of Taffy from their Maine vacations. We thank you! In Animals Run Amok news, here is your chance to do some professional cat wrangling should you be so inclined. **Steph** has alerted me that our friends at **_[The Cat Circus] ...

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It's the Harvest Moon Eclipse Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Harvest Moon Eclipse Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Tonight we have the Full Harvest Moon. This moon is thusly called because of the extra light that shines down on our fields enabling us to work into the night. So please get your crops in **People**! But be warned. The Earth’s shadow will be darkening the bright light so there may be some crops left behind. Be ...

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Tights Watch Week 3: The Black Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to Week 3 of Tights Watch: The Black Moon Edition. For those of you playing along at home, we have had **Steph** succumb to the Wearing of the Tights. For someone who proposed this game she went down mighty quick! Anyway, **I** remain dedicated to the bare leg so if you picked this week, you are not a winner. Sorry. What’s the Black Moon and why should I care? Good quest ...

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It's the Tights Watch Week 4: The Culture Vulture Edition

Welcome to Tights Watch Week 4: The Culture Vulture Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Some of us are still committed to The Bare Leg, and some of us are weak and have caved (I’m looking at you **Caroline**). **I** am holding strong although there have been some mornings that I questioned my sanity on the walk to and from the train. So, if you picked this week as the Drop Dead week you were wrong ...

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It's the Tights Watch Week 5

Greetings and welcome to Week 5 of Tights Watch. **I** remain committed to the bare leg, so if you guessed that this was the Drop Dead week you are still wrong. I did again question my sanity/stubborn ratio several mornings on the train platform, I am not going to lie. But unlike some others around me (looking at you this week **Erin Shea**!), I am holding tough. This Sunday’s full moon is kno ...

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You Are What You Read for October 21st

**Pat S**: **_[News of the World](https://www.darienlibrary.org/catalog/work/135385)_** by Paulette Jiles. “Jen promised this was truly special, and boy, oh boy, did she deliver. Set in post-Civil War Texas, our hero is Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a seventy something veteran of three wars, and currently an itinerant news reader, somewhat weary with life. Asked to return a ten year old rescued Ki ...

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You Are What You Read for November 3rd

**Stephanie**: **_[The Grace of Kings](/catalog/work/146054)_** by Ken Liu. “Stranded in an airport with nothing to pick a book from but the airport bookstore; usually, that would be my worst nightmare! But not this time. I picked up **_The Grace of Kings_** by Ken Liu, an epic fantasy that was nominated for the Nebula Award for best novel last year and loved it! It would take me a few thousand wo ...

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It's the Full Beaver Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Beaver Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The swamps are about to freeze so it’s time to set those traps **People**! Fall is in retreat and winter is on the march. Also, you all should be aware that this will be a ‘Super Moon’ and the moon will appear to be approximately 14 percent larger in the sky. This will go down on the 14th and won’t happen again unti ...

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It's the Hellidaze Kick-Off Issue

Greetings and welcome to the Hellidaze Kick-off Edition of You Are What You Read. There will be no edition next week because **I** finally learned that if you are responsible for any piece of the meal it makes sense that you take the day before off so that you aren’t showing up at your feast cranky and bleary eyed for baking, roasting, basting either late into the night or early in the morning or ...

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A Visit From Stephanie

Today everyone met Virginia who introduced the group to the library's latest innovation, "**The Book Matchmaker Station**" which can be found by the Welcome Desk on Main Street. The "**Matchmaker,**" for short, helps take the guess work out of book selections, by actually pairing “read-alikes” to the books, or authors, you have enjoyed in the past. Just a few clicks of the mouse and you have a l ...

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