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Free website creation for adults, fiction writing for teens and therapy dogs for kids

A session on how to create a website for business or personal use will take place tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, using weebly.com, an easy-to-use website…

Take advantage of free online databases

We want to remind you of more than 30 free online databases that you can access from the library’s website at the tab labeled “Online Databases” on the home page.…

New events for fall and a request for volunteers

With the school year starting, we are beginning to announce new fall activities for all ages to keep our offerings interesting, fresh and fun: • Every Thursday starting today, Oct.…

How we read books today

Not long ago, some publishing industry experts forecast that e-books would mean the death of print. But people’s reading habits have taken a different turn, according to research results published…

What should your child read this summer?

Has your child cracked a book since school let out? Several studies have documented a “summer slide” in reading skills once kids go on summer vacation. And the loss compounds…

Meet Rachael, your new adult services librarian

Meet Rachael, your new adult services librarian

Effective this week, Rachael Perry is your new adult services librarian at the Ruby Sisson Library. She replaces Meg Wempe, who was promoted to library director when Jackie Welch retired.…

Meet Michael, your new youth services librarian

As of yesterday, Michael Bradley is your new youth services librarian at the Ruby Sisson Library. He replaces Leah Leger, who is engaged to be married and moving back to…

Summer Reading Program party tomorrow afternoon

This year’s free Summer Reading Program will come to a close tomorrow, Friday, July 29, when all registered participants are invited to the closing celebration party from 4:30 to 6…

Teen after-hours lock-in and all-ages movie tomorrow

Teens aged 13-17 are invited to your library’s first-ever after-hours lock-in tomorrow, Friday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., where you’ll enjoy games and food in the library. You…

Book Fair canceled; fly-fishing, reading to a therapy dog and more coming

The Friends of the Library annual book sale Aug. 12-13 has been canceled this year because they do not have enough books to put on their usual first-class event. The…