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Bertucci’s & the Nevins Library: Dining for Dollars!

Join us at

Bertucci’s Restaurant

of 275 Rockingham Park Blvd, Salem, NH

Wednesday, April 25th from 11:00AM to 9:00PM

for a “Dining for Dollars Fundraiser”.

Bertucci’s will donate up to 25% of all pre-taxed food and beverage purchases to the Friends of the Nevins Library. Dine in or carry-out, whatever fits your schedule.

Please make sure to present the required coupon to your server at time of payment so that a percentage of your pre-tax food and beverage purchases are donated to the Friends by Bertucci’s. See below for the aforementioned coupon.  You may also get the required coupon online at http://www.nevinslibrary.org or at the Reader Services Main Desk. Do share this invitation with your family and friends so we may make this a profitable event!

 


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Program: Medical Quackery

ScienceQuest: Medical Quackery

Monday April 30, 2018  7-8pm

The late 19th and early 20th century is considered the “Golden Age of Quackery”; a time when snake oil salesmen sold patent medicines to an unsuspecting public. This lecture presents many of the scientific and medical “quack” tonics and devices so prevalent during this time period as well as their modern counterparts. Can you tell scientific fact from fiction or will you fall prey to the snake oil hucksters of today?

Northern Essex Community College Professor Dr. Michael Cross will return for what is sure to be a very interesting discussion!

Reserve your seat now!  To register for this program, CLICK HERE.

This program is brought to you through the Northern Essex Speakers Bureau.

For more information, contact Sarah  at 978-686-4080 x20  or  ssullivan@nevinslibrary.org


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LibraryReads April 2018: top ten books librarians love!

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April 2018 LibraryReads List

Circe

by Madeline Miller

Published: 4/10/2018
by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN: 9780316556347

Circe follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans as she practices her powers for an inevitable conflict with one of Olympus’s most vindictive gods. I found myself pondering motherhood, mortality, and feminism. For readers of historical and mythological drama or anyone who loves a strong female lead.

McKelle George, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake, UT


Other People’s Houses

by Abbi Waxman

Published: 4/3/2018 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780399587924

“The story follows a stay-at-home mom. There is a satisfying rhythm to the book. Crazy things happen, and the next day the kids have to get to school and soccer practice. The shifting point of view, from the mother to various people living in the town is successful in imparting a snarky tone, bringing to life the gossipy small town setting.”

Claire Sherman, Clearwater Countryside Library, Clearwater, FL


All the Beautiful Lies: A Novel

by Peter Swanson

Published: 4/3/2018 by William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062427052

“The latest from psychological thriller master Swanson is a whirlpool of darkness, taboos, and secrets. When his father commits suicide, Harry Ackerson returns home to Maine. Harry finds more questions than answers as he faces his attractive young stepmother, the attentions of a seductive stranger, and the many questions posed by the local investigators.”

Sharon Layburn, South Huntington Public Library, Huntington Station, NY


How to Be Safe: A Novel

by Tom McAllister

Published: 4/3/2018 by Liveright
ISBN: 9781631494130

“This novel uses fiction as a tool to show how guns and violence are affecting contemporary society. Anna’s fictional experiences illustrate the real-life hypocrisy, lack of leadership, and fear of expressing controversial opinions. Great fiction for readers who tend to stay in the nonfiction lane.”

Marilyn Sieb, L.D. Fargo Library, Lake Mills, WI


Then She Was Gone: A Novel

by Lisa Jewell

Published: 4/17/2018 by Atria Books
ISBN: 9781501154645

“Part psychological fiction, part ghost story, both tragic and uplifting. A decade after the disappearance of her teenage daughter, Laurel Mack meets a charming single father with two daughters, the youngest of whom reminds Laurel deeply of her lost daughter Elle, and she becomes obsessed with her unanswered questions.”

Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT


Unbury Carol: A Novel

by Josh Malerman

Published: 4/10/2018 by Del Rey
ISBN: 9780399180163

“This horror novel, set in the Old West, is creepy, atmospheric, and suspenseful. A husband has nefarious plans for his comatose wife Carol. James Moxie, a legendary outlaw, sets off on The Trail to save her. Hot on James’ tail is a sinister hit man with a thirst for murder-by-fire and a supernatural entity, Rot, who wants to collect Carol.”

Sonia Reppe, Stickney-Forest View Public Library, Stickney, IL


The Female Persuasion: A Novel

by Meg Wolitzer

Published: 4/3/2018 by Riverhead Books
ISBN: 9781594488405

“A complex coming of age story. A college student finds herself transformed by her experience with a renowned feminist and activist in the center of the women’s movement. This is a story of women finding their way and making mistakes in the world of men. This is a novel that makes you feel and think in equal measures.”

Chris Markley, Hawkins County Libraries, Rogersville, TN


You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

by Curtis Sittenfeld
Published: 4/24/2018 by Random House
ISBN: 9780399592867

“A collection of ten short stories from the author of Eligible. Literary fiction with young adult appeal. Well-developed characters in fascinating circumstances. Poignant, timely, sad, funny, and cohesive. Sittenfeld shows her craft in a new form.”

Leanne Milliman, Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI


My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

Published: 4/3/2018 by Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781683690139

“A choose-your-own-adventure romance with Jane Austen flair. You are a spirited but penniless heroine in eighteenth-century society and courtship season has begun. Go!”

Victoria Catron, Neva Lomason Memorial Library,
Carrollton, GA


The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

Published: 4/24/2018 by Crown
ISBN: 9780451495327

“Wamariya has written a heartbreaking account of her survival of the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, she and her sister fled Rwanda and spent the next six years migrating through Africa, looking for a safe haven. Told in alternating chapters, between her harrowing escape and her arrival in the US as a refugee.”

Janet Kowal, Connetquot Public Library, Bohemia, NY

 

 

 Courtesy of LibraryReads.org


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Program: Let’s Talk About Race

Let’s Talk About Race:

Race Conversations with Shay Stewart-Bouley and Debbie Irving

Thursday April 19, 2018  7:00pm – 8:30pm

How do we talk about color? First, we have to start the conversation! Join anti-racism activists Shay Stewart-Bouley, director of Community Change Inc. and author of the blog Black Girl in Maine, and Debbie Irving, author of the award-winning book Waking Up White. Together, these longtime friends will converse about race and class, unpacking one of the thorniest and most complex problems facing American society. In the second part of the program, the audience will be invited to participate in the discussion.

Brought to you through a grant provided by The Castle Fund.

To register for this program, CLICK HERE.

For more information, contact Anna Gooding-Call  at  978-686-4080 or  agoodingcall@mevinslibrary.org


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National Library Week @ Nevins Library

April 8-14th is National Library Week  Let’s Celebrate!
National Library Week is April 8-14th and to celebrate, we will be offering free replacement cards!    Now you don’t have to worry about trying to find that lost card!  Just come on in with your identification and we can replace your card in minutes.  In appreciation of our patrons, we will also be serving coffee and donuts in our lobby the morning of Thursday, April 12.  Good while they last!  In addition we are showering you with some fascinating programs this monthlike Medical Quackery with Dr. Mike Cross, and a timely discussion with a couple of amazing anti-racism activists on talking about race.  Hope to see you soon!


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Where Did the Library Lead You?

Today’s libraries lead their communities and transform lives every day. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your library provides access to the programming and services you need to you reach your potential and grow as a leader. Join the Nevins Library, and libraries nationwide,  in celebrating National Library Week this week, April 8-14, 2018.

Tell us YOUR story of how the library led you to something of value in your life and you could win a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair.

Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text.  Be creative! Just be sure to include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on your social media post for a chance to win.

Join in the fun!  The promotion begins Sunday, April 8 at 1pm and ends Saturday, April 14 at 1pm.

For more information, visit the I Love Libraries webpage.  For official rules, click here.