Weekly Reads

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Christine- Lure of the Dead

Jeanne- Did She Kill Him? A Torrid True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and Murder in Victorian England

Meghan- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Sue- Cold Blooded

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Candace- 17 Carnations:The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover Up in History

Christine- Grimalkin, The Witch Assassin

Jeanne- Bitter Greens

JoAnna- Why Do We Kill

 

Help save Connecticut Library Funding today!

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Do you love your library?

With the proposed state budget cuts in place our libraries will suffer greatly.

Cuts to library services such as Connecticard mean CT residents will no longer be able to borrow from any public library in CT. Taxpayers saved $68M in 2014 by borrowing and not buying 4.5 million items.

Connecticut Library Consortium/Cooperative Library Support Unit cuts will cause taxpayers to lose $7.1M annually.

Grants would be cut that could help libraries already under financial strain to continue to provide important literacy services (reading, financial and digital), access to government services and much more.



If you are against these proposed cuts, contact your legislators. You can find them here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp

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Weekly Reads

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Candace- Pets in America:A History

Christine- Rise of the Huntress

JoAnna- Texts from Mittens:A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan and Isn’t Afraid to Use It

Meghan- Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin

Sue- The Other Typist

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Candace- Abe & Fido:Lincoln’s Love of Animals and the Touching Story of his Favorite Canine Companion

Christine- Clash of the Demons

Jeanne- Lamentation

JoAnna- The Short Tragic Life of Robert Peace:A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark For The Ivy League

Meghan- Pioneer Girl:The Annotated Autobiography

Shianne- Drama

Fight for our Libraries!

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The Governor’s 2015-16 budget proposes to eliminate funding for Connecticard, CLC, and Grants to Public Libraries. This means that CT residents will NO LONGER be able to borrow from any public library across the state, and local libraries could be forced to shut their doors to their neighbors. The money saved by using Connecticard ($68M in 2014) will vanish.

Without proper funding, Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) will be severely hampered in its mission of saving public libraries & taxpayers money (over $7.1M annually) by coordinating the purchase of books and other products for the state’s public, school, and academic libraries.

Eliminating the law that guarantees adequate local funding will severely restrict access to information for everyone, especially the people who need libraries the most; people who need help with literacy, access to government services, and so much more.

If you are against these proposed cuts, contact your legislators. You can find them here:
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp

Help fight for our libraries!

Guardians of the Galaxy

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https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/GOTG-poster.jpgRating: PG-13

Can a small band of misfits save the galaxy? An earth man, Peter Quill, who has been raised by a rowdy band of space pirates, has stolen a valuable orb with the power to destroy the galaxy. He teams up with four other outlaws to save the galaxy from annihilation.

I had never heard of Star-Lord or the Guardians of the Galaxy before watching the movie. It’s not as well known as Iron Man or Captain America, but it has become my favorite Marvel movie. Because it takes place almost entirely in outer space it has a different look and feel than other comic book movies. You’ll see a lot of space ships, and spectacular scenery on different planets. It also has the best soundtrack I’ve heard in years- it’s loaded with classics like Escape(the Pina Collada Song), Come and Get Your Love, and Hooked on a Feeling to name a few. Chris Pratt was a dynamic lead. Star-Lord had a lot of personality and was extremely funny and relatable. Guardians of the Galaxy is not just for comic book fans. It has the perfect mix of humor, good music, action and a compelling plot.