LGBT History Month 2019

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) October is LGBT History Month! Started in 1994 by high school teacher Rodney Wilson, this monthly observance is a time to celebrate the diverse and longstanding history of the LGBTQIA+ community. The celebration also coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11.

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Infernal Adaptations

by Lois H. Every summer, I look forward to packing a perfect picnic and settling in to enjoy some Shakespeare in the park. Recently, I attended performances of the three plays in the Island Shakespeare Festival’s tenth anniversary season. I cried through The Winter’s Tale. Cried with laughter through A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On the […]

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Summer Jams

by Lois H. Much like the festive months of winter, the summer season has its own genre of music. Summer jams are often less lyrically specific than holiday tunes. They usually connote the feeling of summer through composition and melody. And while we all seem to share a collective cultural understanding of holiday music, summer […]

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It’s Gemini Season

by Lois H. Buckle up everybody because it’s Gemini season. For some, it’s a time of loathing or choice memes. For me and my fellow airy twins…this is our time. Gemini season runs from about May 21 to June 21. This is the time of year when the sun transits the Gemini constellation. According to […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

by Lois H. March is Women’s History Month! I believe that we should celebrate the many accomplishments of women every day of the year. However, I also appreciate the designation of a month as a reminder to celebrate, educate, and think about the future. This March, I have decided to try to only consume books, […]

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The Thin Gray Line

by Craig B. “Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin.” – Steve Jobs “At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.” – Aberjhani The Ninth Symphony. The Sistine Chapel. Classical Cynicism. The human mind is a marvelous thing. We’ve gone from stone tools to quantum […]

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Suggested by You

by Brian H. Library staff work hard to “know” the collection and make recommendations to you.  We find books, movies and music that we suggest to you and we hope that some of these suggestions match your interests and meets your expectation of what a public library is all about.  We have collaborators in this […]

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Johannes Brahms

by Brian H. A favorite composer I have enjoyed listening to music by composer Johannes Brahms for many years now. I can trace this love of Brahms’s music back to a music library collection in my family home.  It was my mother’s doing I’m sure. She loved music and made certain we all had musical experiences […]

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Covers

by Brian H. There’s nothing more enjoyable than hearing a great original song reworked into something new. You get to hear something that sounds familiar, something you already like, in a new way. A new voice, a new set of instruments or without instruments, a new arrangement, or a new take on the meaning behind […]

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A Voice Like No Other

by Brian The opera singer soprano Kiri Te Kanawa retired from singing in 2017.  Over the course of her four decade career, she has garnered the praise and adoration from opera fans and music critics alike.  Not to mention the royal family. 

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