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04/22/2020 - 9:36am

Although our doors are closed during National Library Week, Mechanics’ Institute (MI) staff have been busy connecting in other ways to engage members and expand Library services. Many previously scheduled programs have moved online, more digital content has been added, and all new fines have been waived during the COVID-19 closure. As always, the Library is just a click away from being at your service. In the absence of a more personal touch, we sincerely hope you will find your virtual place...

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04/21/2020 - 10:30am







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04/20/2020 - 3:29pm

Not only is money on many of our minds right now, but also April happens to be National Financial Literacy Month. That makes it the perfect time to investigate the extensive financial databases that Mechanics’ Institute members can access remotely....

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04/17/2020 - 3:52pm


Lisa Wingate Before we were yours
Elizabeth Gilbert City of girls
Kathy Reichs A conspiracy of bones
Ann Patchett The Dutch House
Jojo Moyes...

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04/17/2020 - 2:02pm

Without writers, there would be no libraries. On the other hand, without libraries to shape and shelter them, there would certainly be fewer writers. As the following quotations by well-known wordsmit...

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04/15/2020 - 12:47pm


Book-based TV series are a fabulous way to extend your reading pleasure. Whether you read first and view the adaptation later, or vice versa, the choices are endless. From classics to recent bestsellers and everything in between, books adapted for the sma...

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04/14/2020 - 11:49am

This weekend, Tom Hanks—the celebrated actor, short story author, and iconic nice guy—made light of his recent bout with coronavirus. He’s...

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04/13/2020 - 5:26pm


Eric L Harry Contagion
Terry Goodkind Crazy Wanda
Wallace Stegner Crossing to safety
P C Hodgell Dark of the moon
Donna Grant...

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04/09/2020 - 3:29pm


Sulari Gentill After She Wrote Him
Deb Olin Unferth Barn 8
Charles Finch A Beautiful Blue Death
Lisa Wingate Before we were yours : a novel
Martin Walker...

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04/09/2020 - 11:54am







Maybe you agree with T.S. Eliot that April is “the cruelest month.” Or maybe you’re inclined to a more hopeful perspective—April showers bring May flowers, right? Either way, though, here’s an indisputable fact about April: it’s National Poetry Month!


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