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    Thursday, December 22, 2005

    The holiday season is upon us and people are frantic! Projects are due before vacation -- we're having a HUGE call for Charles Dickens and the Victorian era, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most of our books on these two subjects are checked out. We do have some reference books, though. HINT: if everyone in your class is doing a project on the same thing, come to the library early!
    Had a fabulous tour with some girl scouts today. They were learning about community services, so we poked through the library and saw lots of things that you don't always think about a library having -- English classes, historical information on town residents, old phone books & yearbooks... and some things we know libraries have -- booklists, magazines, books. We had fun looking up names in the resident lists and picking books from the booklist bookmarks.
    The library will close at noon on Saturday, be closed all of Sunday and Monday, then reopen on Tuesday. The library will also be closed for New Year's on Sunday January 1 and Monday January 2.
    Tomorrow I head out for the holidays. I'll try to get some stuff posted up, but postings will be scattered and few for the next week or so. I have quite a few books I'm hoping to read while I'm gone, so maybe I'll be able to bookend them.

    With that, here are some titles for you to consider reading over the holidays:
    Cup of the World by John Dickinson
    Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    Ballad of Cauldron Bay by Elizabeth Honey
    Human Fly and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle
    Uglies / Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
    Spy High by A.J. Butcher
    Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
    Wolving Time by Patrick Jennings
    I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
    Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck
    Black Taxi by James Maloney
    Zel by Donna Napoli
    Beetle & Me by Karen Romano Young
    What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
    Those should keep you busy for a while -- a little something for *almost* anyone.

    ***HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!***

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