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Annual Literacy Potluck Holiday Party

Join us and bring your holiday spirit with you! All tutors and learners are invited to our usual get-together this time of year this Saturday, December 14th. Mix and mingle with literacy staff, volunteer tutors, and adult learners. Like in past years, pizza will be provided, but please feel free to bring any other snacks or sweets you don’t mind sharing with the crowd.
 
Where: The Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Office (2901 S. Harvard Ave.)
When: Saturday, December 14th, 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
 

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Sublime Novels by Cindy Hulsey

When Donna Tartt published her first novel, The Secret History, in 1992 I was smitten.  For me, she had written the perfect book—one that appealed to me on every level—the setting (college in New England), the characters (intellectuals with a dark side), the plot (taught psychological drama), and exquisite language that made me read slowly to savor every word.

Get your book now for January Book Club

The book for January is The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls-Wilder.

“The town of De Smet is hit with terrible, howling blizzards and Laura and her family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn't arrive, Almanzo Wilder and his brother realize something must be done. They begin an impossible journey in search of provisions, before it's too late. “(Source: Goodreads)

Books Change Lives by Cindy Hulsey

I recently stumbled upon a new book that caught my attention; Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates.  Who could resist such a provocative title? I must admit that as a librarian I already subscribed to the notion that books have the power to change lives, so the author was preaching to the choir.  However, this book made me think about a lot of things, not the least of which was the U.S. prison system.

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