Armchair Travel: Scandinavia

In the heat of summer is a good time to visit Scandinavia. But where is this area of the world? According to the online Encyclopedia Britannica, "Scandinavia, historically Scandia, part of northern Europe, generally held to consist of the two countries of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway and Sweden, with the addition of Denmark. Some authorities … Continue reading Armchair Travel: Scandinavia

Armchair Travel: Australia and New Zealand

Explore Australia and New Zealand while you wait for an opportunity to visit in person. You can place holds on our books because we now have "local" holds lists. If it is available only in Storage, call to have it pulled for you. Don't place a hold on the item if it is listed as … Continue reading Armchair Travel: Australia and New Zealand

Revisiting some Romantic Favorites

Fifteen or twenty years ago I used to read a lot of romance novels, but I fell out of the habit other than Jayne Anne Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle books. I happened upon a Susan Elizabeth Phillips' paperback in the donation pile: Dream a Little Dream. It is one of the books in the Chicago Stars series. … Continue reading Revisiting some Romantic Favorites

Debut Fiction and Library Aware Newsletters

Usually the big display for January is "New Kids on the Block -- Debut Fiction" which features the books the library purchased during the previous year that are the first novels by the authors featured. This year, however, I decided to put books on display that were rated "A" on the blue slip we put … Continue reading Debut Fiction and Library Aware Newsletters

Library of Things Come to Local Libraries

One of the new concepts in libraries is called the Library of Things. Where the library has space, more libraries are also circulating a variety of physical objects. While North Attleboro does not have much space, we do circulate puzzles, puppets and the Kill A Watt Power Meter. You can go to several local libraries … Continue reading Library of Things Come to Local Libraries

Sun Chronicle List of Holiday Fairs

We make a booklet of the holiday fairs from the list that The Sun Chronicle collects. This year the list appeared in the September 26th edition. Here it is! September 27 & 28 Saint Mark’s Church, 105 Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls. Catholic Community of North Attleboro’s Fall Festival. Friday, 5 to 8; Saturday, 9 am … Continue reading Sun Chronicle List of Holiday Fairs

What are Your Recycling Questions?

On Saturday, September 28, at 1 pm, we have invited Michele Bernier of the North Attleboro Solid Waste Department to the Friends Book Sale to talk about recycling in North Attleboro. The sale is at the former Allen Avenue School near the Mall. Why is recycling so hard? When I talk to friends and co-workers, … Continue reading What are Your Recycling Questions?