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Library Column – Mt. Vernon Newsletter

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library  August 2019 submitted by Mary Anne Libby “I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing them.”   Franklin D. Roosevelt Many … Continue reading

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Dr. Shaw Memorial Library-May 2017 “But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.”   Helen Hayes We will have our annual Bird Walk around the village on Monday, June 12, at 3:30pm, led by the incomparable Dona Seegers. … Continue reading

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Newsletter Oct-Nov 2015

“Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you’d be able to find whatever you were looking for.” – Brian Selznick, from Wonderstruck We are starting our annual CAN DUE program (forgiveness regarding overdues combined … Continue reading

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Newsletter Aug-Sep 2015

“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.” – Margaret Walker Our childrenʼs programs are finished for the summer. We ended our “Be a Hero” series with music … Continue reading

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Newsletter Jun-Jul 2015

Library Column June 2015 Our “Be a Hero!” summer reading program is shaping up. All story/activity periods will take place at the library at 4pm on Monday afternoons starting June 29 and going through July. While we love super hero … Continue reading

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Newsletter Apr-May 2015

“The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.” Kurt Vonnegut We will host a program on Sunday, April 12 at 3pm on making Health Care Advance Directives, presented by Jackie Fournier, who is a … Continue reading

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Newsletter Feb-Mar 2015

Spanish, French, or Italian dictionaries, some audios, a children’s fairy tale or two. Local demand for materials on learning language is generally low. But it’s good to have a few resources because knowing a bit of another language can give … Continue reading

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