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08/25/2020 - 4:21pm

Avid mystery fans are undoubtedly familiar with the image of a serial killer as an eccentric genius, expertly leading police on dark, wild chases fed by premeditated clues designed to  result in endless detours. The highly intelligent murderer also tantalizes us in countless television series and blockbuster films. But if you're in the mood for a clever new twist on serial killer novels, check out the latest title by...

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08/21/2020 - 2:32pm

Meal preparation during a pandemic is tricky business. Navigating the food store and farmer's markets never used to be hazardous. Yet there is a silver lining to the current situation--more quality time in the kitchen! Whether you are an accomplished cook or a novice, experimenting with new recipes and incorporating seasonal produce feels like Sunday dinner preparation. In the new remote work environment, quick, weeknight...

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08/20/2020 - 9:59am


Peter Swanson Eight perfect murders
Louise Erdrich The night watchman
Erica Bauermeister The scent keeper
Fernanda Melchor Hurricane season
Vladimir Sorokin...

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08/19/2020 - 4:40pm

Hello writers! Have you been writing your way through these turbulent times? MI member Paul Heller of Same Boat Theatre Collective (SBTC) is soliciting short plays and theatrical pieces for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices, a global Zoom festival of performances to further the cause of environmental justice. SBTC is acc...

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08/19/2020 - 3:49pm


Kristan Higgins Always the last to know
Lindsay Ellis Axiom's end : a novel
Christina Chiu Beauty
Matthew Carr Black sun rising
Kristin Harmel The book o...

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08/14/2020 - 11:14am

Returns During the Pandemic

The 2020 pandemic has challenged libraries everywhere to rethink and reinvent their services and collections. We miss our members dearly and dream of the day when we can open our doors again. By far the most popular question has been, "How can I return my library books while the library is closed?"

For returns, the lobby book drop at 57 Post Street is open Mon...

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08/12/2020 - 4:20pm

In the jaws of summer, social distancing takes on new meaning when it comes to sharks. For the most part, congregating on beaches is off limits during the COVID-19 situation. However, a global pandemic hasn't stopped some from swimming, surfing or scuba diving. This year, as of August 3, there have been 14 shark attacks in the U.S., including a recent fatality off the coast of Maine.

Viewing or reading ab...

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08/12/2020 - 11:51am


Mary Connealy Aiming for love
Elizabeth Goddard Always look twice
Laurie R King Beginnings
Julie Klassen The bridge to Belle Island
Victoria Thompson...

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