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    Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    BOOKENDS
    Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
    Eleanor "Peewee" McGrath wants to be a car mechanic. It's 1914, cars are currently in vogue, and pretty soon there will be paved road just outside the garage she works in with her brother. She wears caps and pants and goes barefoot and has grease under her fingernails and is only a little afraid to stand up to bullies; she scoffs at school and dislikes dresses and was kicked out of the library for life years ago. But then four students from the library school in Indiapolis come to town in their gloves and dresses and shiny new cars, and Peewee soon discovers that there may be more to life than being a mechanic and fighting off the local bullies.
    This books was lots of fun to read -- easy conversations, lots of bits of humour -- perfect for anyone who loved The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts (also by Peck) or for anyone who wants a quick & fun read. Pick it up and laugh!
    Y FICTION Peck

    NEW SCIENCE SET
    For those of you looking for info on science, we just received the Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences in Reference. Color photos and illustrations, great text -- fascinating stuff.

    HOW DO YOU TALK?
    And just in case you forgot -- it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! The Boston Globe even mentions it!

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