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For Book Lovers'...

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them, it’s much cheaper to buy someone a book than it is the whole world." ~ Neil Gaiman

History Lovers' Book Club

Do you like reading about history, or well-written and researched historical fiction? How about joining us to discuss ancient Rome, or the French Revolution, English Kings, Russian culture ... with other history lovers! If you are interested in learning more about the past or are already a passionate student of history, you are welcome to join us.

failureThursday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Last Hope Island by Lynne Olsen

When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France.

As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “like getting to heaven.”

In this epic, character-driven narrative, acclaimed historian Lynne Olson takes us back to those perilous days when the British and their European guests joined forces to combat the mightiest military force in history. Here we meet the courageous King Haakon of Norway, whose distinctive “H7” monogram became a symbol of his country’s resistance to Nazi rule, and his fiery Dutch counterpart, Queen Wilhelmina, whose antifascist radio broadcasts rallied the spirits of her defeated people. Here, too, is the Earl of Suffolk, a swashbuckling British aristocrat whose rescue of two nuclear physicists from France helped make the Manhattan Project possible.

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Bev's Book Beat

December, January, February

It’s that time of the year…. the holidays, end of the year, beginning of a new year. Time to cozy up with a good book. Time does seem to be going by too fast.

As many of you know, I like to challenge you to read outside your comfort zone. Keeping that in mind read a series, preferably one that’s a new one for you. Try a new author, if you read fiction, read a non-fiction…and vice versa. It’s always good to challenge yourself, you may be surprised finding a different type of book you like. Winter…cold nights, large sweaters, warm beverages, heavy socks and a good book.

Make sure you take time for yourself during the holidays. Even ten minutes of reading can lower your blood pressure and help you relax.

This and That
A few changes in the library: We’ve moved the large print by the circulation desk in the front room of the library. CD’s have been moved to the back room, against the wall, on the right hand. Paperbacks have been moved to the end of fiction in the back room. All new items are in the front room by the circulation desk.

Please Note:
Starting November 1, Macmillan publishers will restrict libraries, regardless of size or population served, to purchase only one single copy of a new eBook title for the first eight weeks after its release. This means much longer wait times for eBooks from authors such as Louise Penny, Jonathan Franzen, Nora Roberts, Daniel Silva, Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, and many more. Let Macmillan know that access to eBooks should not be denied, sign the petition at eBooksForAll.org.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy 2020! Happy Reading!

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