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The African American Experience

This is a booklist which evolved from our Fifty/Fifty Book Group reading of Ta-nehisi Coates' _Between the World and Me_.

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Nordic Crime Starter Kit

Looking to dive into some Scandinavian mysteries (aka Nordic Noir or Scandi Crime)? Here's a good starting point. I highly recommend starting with the excellent Martin Beck series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.

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It's the Tax Day Edition

Welcome to the Tax Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. I know, I know. Not even the fact that it’s on a Friday and we really have until Monday to write the check dulls that blow. This week’s Housekeeping includes a special thanks to Map M (not her real name) for the offering of tea and cookies to the You Are What You Read Gods! Thanks Map. You rock! And my low 3:00 blood sugar and work- mates ...

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Women of WWII

They might not have been out on the fields (or maybe they were) but women in WW II were definitely up to something. Read these books and be transported to the crashes, bangs, beauty, and tragedy of war time.

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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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It's The Mother's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Mother’s Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. We will be taking a break next week, as I will be finishing up 4 days in The Windy City at Book Expo America aka Jen’s Idea of Heaven, where I will have been living, breathing and eating what’s coming up for the next year in Publishing. And you know I’ll share what I learn. With you. When? When I am damn good and ready, ...

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Classic Crime Novels

Check out the foundation of the modern mystery novel with these classics.

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Beyonce's Reading List

Can't get enough _Lemonade_?

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British Library Crime Classics

British Library Crime Classics is a wonderful series of old time mysteries that have been popular at the library. If you're looking for gentle intrigue at a British country home, or perhaps a locked room mystery, try this series.

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New York Times Bestsellers: Non-Fiction

Top non-fiction bestsellers from _The New York Times_.

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It's the Blue Moon Issue

Greetings and welcome to the Blue Moon Edition of You Are What You Read. For those keeping score, the Blue Moon is not really depressed or even colored blue, rather it is a rare thing in that it is the second full moon of the month. Celebrate People. Celebrate! In Animals Run Amok News it has been discovered that at least two man-eating crocodiles have been found in the Florida Everglades. T ...

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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 Independence Day Edition

Welcome to the Independence Day Edition of You Are What You Read. Be safe this weekend **People**. If don’t remember our cautionary PSA from last year I urge you to **_[watch this year’s version](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ8T0gvgfik)_**. Frankly? It never grows old. I kind of want to hang out with these dudes. What does their prep for these yearly gems look like? “Well Biff, I think this ye ...

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It's the Big Hair Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Big Hair Edition of You Are What You Read. I hope you all got through the festivities with all digits and limbs intact. That’s a nice wish for sure. I also wish for some more of that lovely weekend weather that was ours last week. This hot, humid pea soup stuff is no one’s friend. This week’s **Animals Run Amok News** was brought to my attention by **Karyn A** w ...

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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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Persons of Interest

Overcoming life's difficulties makes for an interesting life.

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It's the Heat Dome Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Heat Dome Edition of _You are What You Read_. Get excited for the next few days which will be hot, sticky, and wretched. What is a heat dome? And what does it mean for me? Well **People**, it’s essentially a bubble that traps warm, humid air in the mid and upper atmosphere and pushes it down onto us. What this means for you is bad hair, cowering in a dark, air conditi ...

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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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Please Don't Try This At Home Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Please Don’t Try This At Home Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows. In the Offerings Department, we have to thank **Cathy M of the Admin Suite** for the Offering of Taffy. Thanks **Cath**! We missed you and we’re glad you’re back. **Diane H** also brought forth an Offering of Taffy all the way from Idaho! Thanks **Diane**! Hope t ...

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New Books for the Week of August 15th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Perseid Meteor Shower Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Perseid Meteor Shower Edition of You Are What You Read. This year’s shower is supposed to be spectacular with upwards to 200 per hour. So, if this heat hasn’t left you done-in and cowering in a dark air-conditioned room, please make the effort to get outdoors tonight and make some wishes. You can get the 411 on that **_[here](http://www.space.com/32868-perseid-meteor ...

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New Books for the Week of August 29th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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War

Can we measure the human cost?

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Women of Means

What financial independence can really buy for women.

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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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New Books for the Week of September 12th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of September 19th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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Branch Books: Adventure

High Quality Stories on a Lower Reading Level (Hi-Lo). Great for children ages 9-12 who struggle with reading "at-level books" due to a reading disability.

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New Books for the Week of September 26th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the First Full Day of Fall Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Full Day of Fall Edition of You Are What You Read. Should you wish to participate in **Tights Watch 2016**, get your guess in for the Drop Dead Date for the bare leg by midnight tonight. You could be the lucky winner of some _You Are What You Read_ swag like Taffy or some tomes about taxidermy or dolls or clowns or something. And of course bragging rights and the ...

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New Books for the Week of October 3rd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of October 10th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of October 17th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of October 24th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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"Sound Challenge" Booklist

Books you need to know about to help make your "Sound Challenge" a success! *Note* These books are will be marked "Library-Use Only" during the assignment time frame.

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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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New Books for the Week of October 31st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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You Are What You Read for October 28th

**Diane Y**: **_[House by the Sea](https://www.darienlibrary.org/catalog/work/134837)_** by Bunny Williams. “Bunny’s newest book, _A House By The Sea_ is written in collaboration with friends and colleagues that have stayed at her Punta Cana villa LaColina. Bunny and her husband, John Rosselli, an antiques collector and New York shop owner, have built a villa filled with his vast collection of an ...

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New Books for the Week of November 7th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of November 14th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of November 21st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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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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New Books for the Week of December 5th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Krampus is Coming to Town Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Krampus is Coming to Town Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Is the Elf on the Shelf no longer effective in terrifying your Little Ones into appropriate behavior in hopes of scoring big on the morning of the 25th? You all should be aware of the Elf on the Shelf by now. He is a creepy little elf doll with a smug grin who moves around your house monitoring your child ...

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It's the Gavlebocken Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Gävlebocken Edition of _You Are What You Read_. But before we learn all about that, I wanted to give you all an early present from all of us to you all. As with past years we have increased the amount of **_[Hoopla](https://www.hoopladigital.com/)_** you can borrow from now until January 31st from 7 check outs to 10. Enjoy your downloaded e-Goodness as you all run arou ...

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It's the First Polar Vortex Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Polar Vortex Edition of _You Are What You Read_. I am sure there will be many more Polar Vortex opportunities going forward but this is the first. You can get excited about that or not **People**. It’s up to you. The Winter Solstice is going down on Wednesday. “What does this mean for me?” you ask. Well **People**, it means that Wednesday will be the shortest ...

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It's the Final You Are What You Read for 2016 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Final You Are What You Read for 2016. We’ll be back on the 6th after our long winter’s nap and a Buckeye win over Clemson. Sweden. A land that had given us little meatballs in icky gravy that always look like they should be delicious yet so rarely are, everyone’s favorite Muppet The Swedish Chef, the dark and demented movies of Ingmar Bergman, Absolut Vodka, a man ca ...

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New Books for the Week of January 9th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the New Year Edition

Greetings and welcome the New Year Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Here’s hoping you have put the Elf on the Shelf back in his little coffin shaped box for the year, taped it tight, maybe added a rubber band or ten, and put in the back of a dark closet that hopefully has a handy deadbolt. That Smirking Tattletale is done with his spying for The Big Man for the year. It’s time to move on to the ...

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New Books for the Week of January 16th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Friday the Thirteenth Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Friday the Thirteenth edition of _You Are What You Read_. As if the full moon this week and impending midterms were not enough, the Universe decides to throw in a Friday the Thirteenth. Thanks Universe. While I am not afraid of Fridays of any number I do face the full moon with some trepidation. People always ask me with a cock of the head, a quizzical look and an ...

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Valentine's Day Books

Books to LOVE this Valentine's Day!

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New Books for the Week of January 23rd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Elegant Solution Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Elegant Solution Edition of You Are What You Read. There were two pieces of disturbing news this week but I think that one can actually help solve the other. The Interwebs nearly broke this week after a group of golfers in Palmetto, Florida (of course Florida) captured on their cell phones a 15-foot alligator lumbering around the course. Times being what they a ...

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New Books for the Week of January 30th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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Kid Lit Picks for Black History Month

Great read alouds to celebrate the voices of African-American literature all year long!

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It's the Chinese New Year Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Chinese New Year edition of _You Are What You Read_. This time of year is pretty unrelenting. The mountains of snow are large and grey and a blight on the landscape. The landscape can best be described as charmless frankly. It’s cold, grey and gross. The Hellidaze are far far in the rearview and the next long weekend feels like light years away. Spring? A hollow pipe ...

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New Books for February 6th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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Black History Month Read Aloud Picks

Celebrate Black History Month with the whole family with these hand-picked titles.

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Celebrating Black Voices

Celebrate Black History Month with some of our favorite reads, inspired by some of the most revolutionary voices of our time. You'll find classics alongside some of our newest favorites.

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It's the Warring Rodents Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Warring Rodent’s Edition of _You Are What You Read_. As you are all very aware, I am sure, yesterday was Groundhog Day. A day, in which we seem to throw modern science and fancy book learning to the winds and let rodents make climate predictions for us. While it is a predominately German tradition, there are glimmers of it in Scotland and England also. The premise ...

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New Books for February 13th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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4-Ever Alone - The Anti Valentine List

Feeling all alone? No worries, you can make yourself a companion, hang out with your best furry friend, or even Duct Tape Your Heart Out.

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It's the Full Snow Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Snow Moon Edition of _You are What You Read_. Tonight’s full moon is the Full Snow Moon. You are all intelligent people. I am not going to explain this one to you. Also,tonight we will have a full snow moon eclipse. The moon will pass through the edge of the Earth's shadow, which is called the penumbra. During this ‘full snow moon eclipse,’ the moon will be comple ...

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New Books for the Week of February 20th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Contest You Don't Want to Win Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Contest You Don’t Want to Win Edition of _You Are What You Read_. For those keeping score in the battle between **Phil** and **Chuck**, I hate to be the one to report that there is another hatch mark in the W column for Phil. Life continues on the Tundra, People. Here’s hoping Chuck can turn this mess around. Official YAWYR score? 2-0 with Phil in the lead. I know I ...

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New Books for the Week of February 27th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Urban Round Up Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Urban Round Up edition of _You Are What You Read_. For those keeping a score card re: The Battle of the Rodents, I am here to tell you we are in a dead tie. Both **Phil** and **Chuck** have 2 weeks each where they can proclaim themselves the winner. The mild temps from the last two weeks have put Chuck finally in the plus column. Go Chuck, go! In other hopeful sig ...

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New Books for the week of March 13th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Spring Forward Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Spring Forward Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows: Thanks to **Pam M** for the first gift of fudge for the season. This could be the furthest traveled fudge ever since it was from South Africa. Also, it is possibly the most interesting fudge as it is flavored with the fruit from the Merula tree; a fruit so delicious that ele ...

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New Books for the Week of March 20th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Phil Wins Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Phil Wins Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This is a sentence I wish I didn’t have to type but there you have it. **Punxsutawney Phil** has triumphed over **Staten Island Chuck** and we are dwelling, with feet firmly planted, on the Tundra. This is not fun for any of us at this point. Walking is a hazard with icy sidewalks and there are still areas where walking ...

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New Children's Books: April 2017

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the third month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-top ...

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New Books for the Week of March 27th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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Spring Stories

Spring has sprung! Celebrate springtime with these refreshing read alouds for all ages.

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It's the Unrelenting Bleak Tundra Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Depressing Reality of Life on the Unrelenting Bleak Tundra Edition of _You are What You Read_. In the Hopeful Sign Department I am happy to report that 2 of the Osprey families have returned to my Hood. So out of the 5 that normally live in Da Hood there are two which are back. That is all I’ve got for Hopeful Signs. Please **People**, if any of you happen upon a ...

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New Books for April 3rd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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IT's the Crushing It Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Crushing It Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In **Hopeful Signs** this week, I am happy to report that **Golda R** sent me a picture of daffodils blooming along with some wood hyacinth. Thanks **Golda**. It’s nice to know that the Tundra can support some life forms. **Dot** sent me a picture of a returning bald eagle who was chillaxing above the Kennebunk River ...

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New Books for April 10th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Full Pink Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Pink Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. On Tuesday,we will be able to enjoy this Full Moon which is named for the pink phlox that is allegedly blooming somewhere, somehow. **People**, please note that the moon itself will not be pink. It’s also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon (which makes more sense to me) or the Fish Moon or the Egg Moon. I mean I guess t ...

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New Books for April 17th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Egg Tree Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Egg Tree edition of _You Are What You Read_. As you can see **Sweet Ann** has provided us with another stellar picture of her spectacular Egg Tree. For those new to this space Ann and her family decorate this tree every year for Easter and share the image with us all. Thanks** Ann and Company.** **I** abandoned the hose on Tuesday and have pretty much resigned mysel ...

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New Books for April 24th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Mercury in Retrograde Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Mercury in Retrograde Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Some of you may have noticed last week that our most excellent picture of The Egg Tree was on its side. This had us totally flummoxed. When we looked at the image on the platform that we use to send out that e-mail it was upright and straight. And yet, by the time it reached you all it resembled an Egg Tree that ...

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New Books for May 1st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Everything Old is New Again Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Everything Old is New Again Edition of _You Are What You Read_. **My Work Wife Sally** and **I** have long been pondering the need for you all to be able to make your phone calls in the library in a private space. We only have two talking rooms that are hospitable for cell reception and with the way the building is laid out, calls made in certain areas have the a ...

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New Books for May 8th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of May 15th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the You Get What You Pay For Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Get What You Pay For Edition of _You are What You Read_. This Wednesday’s Full Moon was the Full Flower Moon which actually and finally makes some sense. All sorts of stuff is blooming and the pollen is everywhere! The **[Farmer’s Almanac](https://dar.to/2pCYsOh)** wants us to know that it is now safe to bear some young if that’s of interest to you all. Go forth ...

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New Books for the Week of May 22nd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Moonlighting Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Moonlighting Edition of _You Are What You Read_. I am happy to report that **The Phone Booth** is now solidly installed on the Mezzanine Level and ready for you all to use. It was a very harrowing journey for TPB from the curb, up two and a half flights of stairs with only a hand truck, two delivery guys and **Vic Who Makes All Things Right**. But it’s now in place ...

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New Books for the Week of May 29th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Summer Kick-Off Edition

Greetings and welcome to The Summer Kick-Off Edition of You Are What You Read. **Reed C** has primed the Summer Taffy Pump with a big bag of the stuff. Thanks **Reed**! Remember us on your travels and gift us with taffy or fudge and you too will get a You Are What You Read shout out. Please note that there will we will be taking next Friday off because I will be at Book Expo all next week ...

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Read Your Way Around The World

Discover new places through the written word. All of the books on this list take place outside of the U.S.

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New Books for the Week of June 12th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Strawberry Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Strawberry Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Tonight’s full moon is known as the Strawberry Moon because, well, strawberries. If you went to Farmer’s Market this week you saw that some of the vendors had them. This moon is also known as the Honey Moon for the amber cast it will have to it. This is also a mini-moon, meaning that this is the orbit that is fur ...

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New Books for the Week of June 19th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Final Father's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Final Father’s Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. **The Traveling Companion** and **I** will be traveling to Florida to spend this Father’s Day with my dad. It will be the last one that we celebrate with him. My dad grew up in Westchester, mostly Larchmont and New Rochelle. Lou Gehrig was a neighbor. One day the Yankee star tried to offer my father some ad ...

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New Books for the Week of July 3rd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Independence Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Independence Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is big thank you to all of **You**. Your kind words (and the healing gift of taffy, **Diane H**) about my Dad have meant the world. It wasn’t an easy piece to write and a harder truth to live but your kindnesses have made a hard time just that much easier. So many thanks. No You Are W ...

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New Books for the Week of July 17th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the All Fin and Games Edition

Greetings and welcome to the It’s All Fin and Games Edition of _You are What You Read_. Have you heard about the latest celeb who is hanging around the Hamptons this summer? She’s a mature woman, somewhere between 40 and 50. She has 120,000 Twitter followers. She’s a sleek 17 feet long and she’s packing about 4,000 pounds. Yes, People, the world has finally caught up with us and has discovered ...

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New Books for the Week of July 24th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Portal to Hell Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Portal to Hell Edition of _You are What You Read_. As I have stated before, **I** have a serious real estate obsession. **Steph!** shares this with me and stumbled across a listing in Texas on the outskirts of Houston that is truly something. For $1.275 you could be the [proud owner of this 5 bedroom 5 ½ bath](https://dar.to/2u9MnEI) on 2 acres overlooking bucolic f ...

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New Books for the Week of July 31st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Shamey Finger Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Shamey Finger Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Something happened this week that **I** feel I need to report to you all. While not especially pleasing it is such a rarity that it must be reported. There is an intact dead pigeon in the underpass. It has been there for 2 days now, lying in repose on collected filth of the sidewalk. While there are still bi ...

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New Books for the Week of August 8th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the National Clown Week Edition

Greetings and welcome to the National Clown Week Edition of _You Are What You Read_, but first some housekeeping. The pigeon remained under the bridge until Tuesday. Where it is now, I have no idea and I am ok with that. Sadly my pleas for cleaning have not been heard and the sidewalk is still caked in filth, egg shells and dead bits. It is solidly maintaining its Charm Free Status. Consistency i ...

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New Books for the Week of August 14th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the If You Build It They Will Come Edition

Greetings and welcome to the If You Build It They Will Come Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The eclipse may be ten days away but the madness is building. I think I was asked a total of 30 times this week if we are going to have eclipse glasses (answer is no), any idea where these glasses can be found (**_[Amazon](https://dar.to/2vpxmz9)_**, they’re evil, but they have them) and are we doi ...

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New Books for the Week of August 21st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Hidden in Plain Sight Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Hidden in Plain Sight Edition of _You Are What You Read_. But first a PSA about eclipse glasses. Yes, we will have a limited supply and we will be streaming the event in our Community Room. More information can be found **_[on our website](https://dar.to/2fROCYL)_**. It would seem that some things really do live forever. Cher, cockroaches, tortoises on Galapago ...

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New Books for the Week of August 28th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the You Cat Take It With You Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Cat Take It With You Edition of You Are What You Read. Many of you have asked me how the **Underpass** is. I am here to tell you the word disgrace is still in play. Currently, in addition to the filth strewn sidewalk, we now have half a dead pigeon and a giant Hefty Bag of what I hope is just garden variety trash and not the leftovers from some mob hit. This ...

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New Books for the Week of September 4th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Not Enough Clorox Wipes in the World Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Not Enough Clorox Wipes in the World Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The State of the Underpass for the week ending September 1st is as follows: Filth laden, half a skeletal pigeon, and one bag of trash. Thank you for your time. This Tuesday’s Full Moon is known as either the Full Corn Moon or the Full Barley Moon. Pick your preferred grain **People**. And ye ...

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New Books for the Week of September 11th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Tights Watch 2017 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Tights Watch 2017 Edition. Well **People**, it’s after Labor Day, the acorns are dropping, apples are red on the branch, there’s a chill in the morning air and that can mean only one thing. Tights Watch 2017 is ON! For those new to this space, Tights Watch is our annual sporting event where wagers are placed on the last day we dare to sport the Bare Leg beca ...

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New Children's Books: July 2017

New Children's Books: July 2017 On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the seventh month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http ...

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New Children's Books: August 2017

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the eighth month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t ...

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New Children's Books: September 2017

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the ninth month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-to ...

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New Children's Books: October 2017

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the tenth month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-to ...

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New Books for the Week of September 25th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the First Fall Friday Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Fall Friday Edition of _You Are What You Read_. By the time you all receive this, we will have been in the thick of it for a whopping 58 minutes. I like this season all right. I mean there’s college football to become immersed in (OH-IO!), the return of good hair (sayonara humidity!), Tights Watch (wagering!) and who doesn’t love biting into that first crisp ...

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New Books for the Week of October 2nd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Harvest Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Harvest Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right **People**! It’s time to put down the Pumpkin Spice Latte and hit those fields hard. The Bad Time is coming and you all need to stock those larders. This moon is called the Harvest Moon because it rises soon after sunset and doesn’t set until just after sunrise. This is the only time that the moon is ...

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Books to Help Your Writing

Do you need help to craft your novel? These books look at world building, the craft of writing, and how to cross that finish line to becoming a published author.

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New Books for the Week of October 9th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Cider and Doughnuts Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Cider and Doughnuts Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Before we get to that, a big You Are What You Read thank you to **Diane H** for the offering of taffy. Thanks for thinking of those of us Left Behind. We appreciate it. Also heads up! There will be no You Are What You Read for the next two weeks. I will be skittering around Midtown attending Publisher’s Sp ...

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New Books for the Week of October 16th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of October 23rd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of October 30th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Bridge Too Far Edition

Greetings and welcome to the It’s the Bridge Too Far Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In this week’s housekeeping, I am pleased to announce that **Babs B** and **I** are still sporting the **Bare Leg**. So for those of you who are wagering and said that we would be done with that by now and donning the tights were wrong. Thank you Global Warming! I feel the end of this is nigh though and ...

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New Books for the Week of November 6th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Hello Darkness My Old Friend Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Hello Darkness My Old Friend Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Tonight’s Full Moon is either known as the Full Frost Moon or The Full Beaver Moon. Full Frost because of the killing cold that is surely coming our way and Full Beaver for those traps we all need to set so we can lay in some pelts for warmth. Hop to it **People**! The Bad Time is coming! Are you prepa ...

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New Books for the Week of November 13th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the No Extra Charge for That Edition

Greetings and welcome to the No Extra Charge for That Edition of _You Are What You Read_. **I** am hopeful that you all are prepared for the Bad Time is indeed howling at the door, asking to be let in. I warned you **People**. Get the crops in, batteries hoarded, the pelts at the ready, and enjoy that cider and doughnut consumption now for tomorrow we shall all die. You can’t say you weren’t ...

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Beloved SciFi Books

January 2nd is [National Science Fiction Day](https://dar.to/2mnuYXq "National Science Fiction Day"). The day was selected because of Isaac Asimov's birthday. Enjoy these five books, hand-selected by Alan, our resident SciFi lover.

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New Books for the Week of November 20th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the You Just Never Know Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Just Never Know Edition of _You Are What You Read_. I am sure that you all have heard this week all about the sale of the [Da Vinci oil painting of Christ](https://dar.to/2ySmbP4 "Da Vinci oil painting of Christ") for 450 million dollars. How could you not? It’s everywhere. And I am sure that like me, you scratch your head and wonder just who these people are. A ...

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New Books for the Week of December 4th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of December 11th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of December 18th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of December 25th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of January 1st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of January 8th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the New Year, New Thing Edition

Greetings and welcome to the New Year, New Thing Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right **People** it’s a New Year and a new Thing has come to my attention. Apparently, if it’s good luck you’re after for the aforementioned New Year you need to get cracking and make a **Lemon Pig**. What, the what? Lemon Pig, People! Last year the blog **_[Grannie Pantries: A Place to App ...

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New Books for the Week of January 15th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the First Public Service Announcement of 2018 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Public Service Announcement of 2018 Edition of You Are What You Read. First! A little housekeeping is in order. I’m hopeful that everyone got **Lemon Pig** constructed and that it’s in a prominent place of respect in your homes. **David R.** reports that in Scandinavian countries, a marzipan pig is often enjoyed during the Hellidaze and it has a coin in its m ...

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New Books for the Week of January 22nd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Light Therapy Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Light Therapy Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The last week has been bleak and that’s for sure. The snow, the rain, the ice, the cold; it’s not for the faint of heart. But it’s nothing compared to what the poor people of Moscow experienced in December. The good Muscovites experienced only 6 minutes of sunlight last month. Imagine that, **People**. 6 ...

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New Books for the Week of January 30th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's a Super Blue Blood Full Moon with Eclipse Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Super Blue Blood Full Moon Complete with Eclipse Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right **People**. It’s not JUST a Full Moon. This moon has a lot of moving parts. Let’s see what will be going down on Wednesday, shall we? Let’s start with the Super piece which is unrelated to the sporting event happening next weekend. It will be Super because the proxim ...

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New Books for the Week of February 5th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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Black History Month

Black History Month (or African-American History Month) is celebrated in February each year. The month-long celebration highlights the history and achievements of African-Americans within U.S. history. The celebration originated with black historian [Carter G. Woodson](https://dar.to/2DStKvK "Carter G. Woodson").

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It's the Phil's Back Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Phil’s Back Edition of _You Are What You Read_. First, a gentle reminder and a plea. If you are sick **PLEASE** stay home. We are dropping like flies here and while we are flattered that you consider the Library to be an essential to your life, there may not be enough of us to help you if this continues. Remember you can library from home (**_[Hoopla](https://dar.t ...

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New Books for the Week of February 12th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Fat Tuesday Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Fat Tuesday Edition of _You Are What You Read_. First, yet another PSA BEGGING all you sick people to **STAY HOME**. We mean it. This flu is nothing to play with. In the state of Connecticut, our death toll is up to 52. I have seen some of you in here with your red noses, rheumy eyes, shuffling-head-down gait, and wad of Kleenex the size of a softball wandering arou ...

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New Books for the Week of February 19th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of February 26th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of March 5th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Flower Bomb Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Flower Bomb Edition of _You are What You Read_. First some housekeeping! In the battle between **Punxsutawney Phil** (who predicted another 6 weeks of winter) and **Staten Island Chuck** (who said nope, not happening c’mon Spring!) I am calling Phil still in the lead. You all had the four letter S word while I was gone so that’s a W in the Phil column but the p ...

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New Books for the Week of March 12th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Hands Off My Man Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Thieving Tramp Edition of _You Are What You Read_. But before we dive into the tawdry facts of a seedy, steaming love triangle there’s some housekeeping we need to take care of. In the battle between **Punxsutawney Phil** and **Staten Island Chuck**, I am sad to say there is another W for Phil. Two Nor’easters in a week means twice the misery. Hope you al ...

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New Books for the Week of March 20th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Saint Patrick's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Saint Patrick’s Day Edition of _You are What You Read_. All I am going to say about the rodents is that **Phil** is winning. **Lemon Pig** has deserted us in our time of need. I’m over all of it. I surrender. We live on the Tundra and that is that. Abandon all hope **People**. As we know, life on the Tundra is hard and sometimes it’s nice to have a little holiday ...

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New Books for the Week of March 26th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Welcome Spring 2018 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Welcome Spring 2018 Edition of _You are What You Read_. For people new to this space, the arrival of Spring means that there is another opportunity for wagering! Who doesn’t love a wager? And if your bracket is as dead as mine, here’s another opportunity to get through March with a little fun. At the start of Fall, we begin a little something we call Tights Watch ( ...

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New Books for the Week of April 2nd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Hopeful Sign Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Hopeful Signs edition of _You Are What You Read_. It is allegedly Spring **People** and yet it certainly is not feeling like it yet is it? The grey, the damp, the cold. We are all at the end of our ropes I think. I started thinking earlier this week that I needed to start thinking on the signs of progress that I was seeing and here’s what I came up with. I ...

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New Books for the Week of April 9th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Sweater Weather Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Sweater Weather Edition of _You Are What You Read_. With this unrelenting dreariness and cold weather it feels like we will be in sweaters forever doesn’t it? To be sure there are some new Hopeful Signs this week. I have noticed that the red buds are out on the trees here at the Library. The Masters is this weekend and yes, **The Traveling Companion** is on sit ...

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New Books for the Week of April 16th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of April 23rd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the I've Got Nothing Edition

Greetings and welcome to the I’ve Got Nothing Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s weather has done me in. It should not be this cold this far into April. I find it depressing in the extreme and have spent the week fretting for our farming friends who can’t get anything in the ground. In fact I have heard that we are a month off from where we should be. The Bare Leg is being s ...

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New Books for the Week of April 30th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Between a Walk and a Hard Pace Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Between a Walk and a Hard Pace Edition. This weekend’s Full Moon is The Full Pink Moon named for the wild phlox that is allegedly blooming somewhere. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon (check) and the Egg Moon (ok, whatever) and the Fish Moon (Sweet Baby Jesus why? Why a fish?). Whatever Moon you decide to enjoy, please do enjoy. Thank you. Finally fe ...

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New Books for the Week of May 7th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Pick Your Poison Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Pick Your Poison Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This weekend you may have to do just that, pick your poison. We have not only Cinco de Mayo but also Derby weekend. It’s a party weekend and while they both feature hats with ginormous brims and elaborate decoration, they also both feature signature beverages that seemingly don’t play well together; tequila for y ...

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New Books for the Week of May 14th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Pollen Bomb Edition

Welcome to The Pollen Bomb Edition of _You Are What You Read_. As I am sure you all have observed, the golden light of Spring is finally upon us. And just what causes that golden light? Pollen Bomb, **People**. We are being [Pollen Bombed](https://dar.to/2I7YryW "Pollen Bombed"). It. Is. Everywhere. And it is The Thing which we will be discussing this week. We are looking at the wo ...

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New Books for the Week of May 21st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of May 28th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Finally Summer Edition

**People**! We made it! Welcome to the It’s Finally Summer Edition of _You Are What You Read_. First of all, Tuesday’s Full Moon is known as The Flower Moon (makes sense), The Mother’s Moon (um ok?), The Milk Moon (why?), and The Corn Planting Moon. Those of you needing to get your corn crop in the ground, this is your time to shine. Get on that. And if you are doing the oh-so-mystifying ‘set ...

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New Books for the Week of June 4th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books for the Week of June 11th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Gala Edition

Hello and welcome to the Gala Edition of You are What You Read. This has been one of the saddest weeks that I can ever remember. Sadness everywhere you turn. All I want to say about it is that if you are that kind of sad, please do your best to lift yourself out of that quicksand of sorrow and try to reach out to those who love you. If you notice a person in your life who isn’t quite them ...

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New Books for the Week of June 18th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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It's the Animal Kingdom Smack Down Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Animal Kingdom Smack Down Edition of _You Are What You Read_. No edition next week because I am taking the week off. Soldier on **People**! It’s going to be fine. See you in a bit. This week the news seems to have been filled with animals running amok. It’s been a while since that has happened. Shall we take a gander at what the animal Kingdom has been up to since w ...

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New Books for the Week of June 25th

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New Books for the Week of July 2nd

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It's the July 4th Edition

Greetings and welcome to the July 4th Edition of _You Are What You Read_. First some housekeeping! We offer many thanks to **Diane H.** (her real name) for the first summer offering of taffy from Maine. Thanks Diane H. You were lovely to think of us. As frequent visitors to this space know, **I** love me a **_[Firework Safety Video](https://dar.to/2yV05Qj)_**. They always pop up this time ...

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New Books for the Week of July 9th

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New Books for the Week of July 15th

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It's the Bears Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Bears! Edition of _You Are What You Read_. With tomorrow being Bastille Day and France facing off against Croatia on Sunday morning for the World Cup, it would appear that it’s all about France this weekend. And while I love most things France, I have to say I am rooting for Croatia this time around. France won back in 1998 and Croatia never has. Who doesn’t love an ...

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New Books for the Week of July 23rd

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It's the Bears Part Deux Editon

Welcome to the Bears! Part Deux Edition of _You Are What You Read_ Edition. Last week, I truly thought that this was just a weird Animals Run Amok streak. I thought oh just a whole lot of bears running around doing bearish things as bears apparently will. Well **People**, this week there is more of the Ursus Shenanigans. Is this our new normal? I know that people are freaked about the **_[ ...

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New Books for the Week of July 30th

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New Books for the Week of August 6th

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It's the Three Bears Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Three Bears Edition of _You Are What You Read_. You read that right **People**. We have more Bear News this week. They. Are. Everywhere. Everywhere they don’t belong. But first some housekeeping! Thanks to **Peter E.** (his real name) for the offering to the Summer Gods of taffy! We’re happy you’re back home **Peter** and thanks for the gifts! Whil ...

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New Books for the Week of August 20th

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It's the Bust a Move Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Bust a Move Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Of course, we have **Bear News** this week People. This is now officially a **Thing.** Bears! Where they don’t belong doing things that should terrify anyone in their right mind. On Monday morning a **_[bear](http://dar.to/2MemEVC)_** just walked into a home in Canton, Connecticut checked out the master bedroom, w ...

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It's the Why Should This Week Be Any Different Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Why Should This Week Be Any Different Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right, **People**. It’s more Bears in places they decidedly do not belong. I received an email last night from **Emily W** (her real name) who reported to me that there was a **_[bear](https://dar.to/2nIGYQS)_** who decided to let the police in her town of Bedford, New Hampshire kn ...

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New Books for the Week of August 27th

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It's the Cost of Distraction Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Cost of Distraction Edition of _You are What You Read_. **People**, let me jump right to it. Plain and simple we’ve been duped and bamboozled. We have been thinking that this summer belonged to the Bears and their shenanigans (_[**one**](https://dar.to/2BFU3nS)_ wandered through a hotel lobby in Colorado this week. Probably still looking for the ice machine), whi ...

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New Books for the Week of September 3rd

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It's the Farewell Summer of 2018 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Farewell Summer of 2018 Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Granted we have 23 more days of it being “officially” summer, but once Labor Day happens and the Young go back to school it’s pretty much in the can isn’t it? What were our lessons from this summer? Sharks and Bears are tag team tormenting us humans with their shenanigans, and that peacocks can terrorize ...

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New Books for the Week of September 10th

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New Books for the Week of September 17th

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New Books for the Week of September 24th

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It's the Fall Equinox Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Fall Equinox Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This Saturday is the official start of Fall (specifically at 9:54 p.m. for those of you who are inquiring minds). What this means is that as at the Spring Equinox, the day time and night time are equal. Until they aren’t. And the days get shorter and shorter and our despair and desperation grow in equal measure. ...

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New Books for the Week of October 1st

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.

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New Books for the Week of October 8th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.

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It's the New Bit of Terror Unleashed Edition

Greetings and welcome to the New Bit of Terror Unleashed Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Firstly, we have the first wager for Tights Watch 2018. In an ironic twist, it comes from **Monique O** (real name) the mother of **Teen Wrangler Mia O**. She has selected October 31st for our drop dead date. But **Jen**, you all say, what’s the irony in that? Well **People**, her very own daugh ...

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New Books for the Week of October 15th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.

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New Books for the Week of October 22nd

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.

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It's the Eyebombing Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Eyebombing Edition of _You are What You Read_. First some housekeeping. **I** remain steadfast in the quest to remain bare legged as long as possible. So if you picked this week as our Surrender to the Tight Week you picked wrong. Sorry. In weirdly related news, I noticed that Parisian Ladies are all pretty much Team Tight. And in fact, in the neighborhood wher ...

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New Books for the Week of October 30th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.

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It's the That's No Treat Edition

Greetings and welcome to the That’s No Treat Edition of _You Are What You Read_. **Tights Watch 2018** has come to an official end. **I** caved to the cold this Monday. So if you picked the last full week in October as the Drop Dead Date you win! But really, **People**? Do any of us win when **The Bad Time** is knocking on our collective doors? **People**! While we were all on Tights Watch ...

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New Books for the Week of November 5th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.

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Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we're celebrating with stories written by and about the black experience from the U.S. and abroad. These titles are pulled together from our book groups collection. We offer up to ten copies of each book. [Request a title](https://dar.to/2m4bt4m "Request a title") for your book group. If there's a story by a black author you don't see below, please [send us ...

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New for Teens: December 2019

Hot off the presses! New titles for teens!

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