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Library Talk – June 28, 2018

Library Talk, June 28, 2018

Well, it is officially summer, the days are long, the river is busy, and we’ve had fun helping people who stop in and ask questions about our towns.  It is always interesting to hear the questions and observations about an area when seen through new eyes.  Lots of “why is”, “where is”, “how quaint”, “where to eat?”, “what do you have on my family roots”, along with the more common “do you have a computer I can use?” “What is the WiFi password”, and of course…”where is the rest room”!    We had the pleasure of meeting several of the members of The Unity Ride this Saturday, biking from New Orleans to Canada, following parts of the Underground Railroad.  After visiting some of the Ripley historic sites, they came to the library and we were able to ‘show off’ some of our old, original newspapers and interesting files that we had on the UGRR history. Good luck and safe riding to the entire team.

While I think any good book can be a ‘beach read’ or a sit down by the river read, there is a certain expectation when you hear the term beach read. Usually a romance, sometimes with a bit of substance, and often the publishers have them come out in late spring or early summer.  Here is a handful of 2018 beach reads that we have added to our collection, most by authors that have a title released every year about this time…..

Mary Kay Andrews’ The High Tide Club, Elin Hilderbrand’s The Perfect Couple, Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, Karen White’s Dreams of Falling and Emily Giffin’s All We Ever Wanted.

Stay tuned for some great new databases that should be available on July 1st—subjects include genealogy, languages, auto repair, crafts and much more!

Matthew