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Susan, Hespeler | September 1, 2017
We eat local, we act local, but how many of us read local? Books written by local authors mirror back our own experience with the idea of something we can recognize and connect to. If they are set in the local community, we have an even greater attachment to them and they tell our story, preserving it for future generations. It’s been said that a region speaks through its writers, and they speak for the place. In The River and the Railroad,... Read More»

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Mya Kidson | September 18, 2017
People always ask me why I’m shy, why I’m never able to keep a conversation going long enough before it becomes awkward, and why I’m never the life... Read More»
stack of books
Mya Kidson | September 11, 2017
Little Libraries: Little libraries are like a little pieces of serenity. Experience the joyous moment when finding one unexpectedly while going for a... Read More»
Teens sitting reading
Mya Kidson | September 5, 2017
High school: Summer is coming to an end and it is time to prepare for school. For many of you it is back to the groove of school life and maybe... Read More»

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