Library Blog

BIBLIOTHERAPY: FINDING HELP IN BOOKS Using reading materials as a resource for dealing with life’s challenges – “bibliotherapy”– is the theme of our recent Library Bulletin Board, titled “New Year – New Hope.” There you’ll find titles addressing depression, including …

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WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT? COME TO A LIBRARY BOOK CLUB MEETING The Reformation Library Book Club meets quarterly to discuss a range of classic and current fiction and nonfiction. All meetings start at 7:00 pm in the Alyce Thompson …

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Tuesday, October 18, 7pm in the Alyce Thompson Room. Book: Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Peeling away the myth to bring the Old Testament’s King David to life in the Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his …

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REFORMATION LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. Alyce Thompson Room Book: Gray Mountain, by John Grisham. The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession …

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BOOK REVIEW Me Before You and After You by JoJo Moyes Each of these books can stand alone as a story of finding purpose and identity despite the profound challenges of life. Together they form a satisfying saga of love, …

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Reading Transforms Us…or 5 Good Reasons to Read a Book         In our busy lives, finding the time to sit down and sink into a good book is tough. Yet brain research has reveals how reading transforms our brains and capabilities …

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READING IS FUNDAMENTAL…TO LENT Taking time to read is a time-honored Lenten practice. As St. Benedict instructed in his Rule, “During this time of Lent each is to receive a book from the library, and is to read the whole …

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All are welcome to the next evening book club discussion. The book is A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman.  A debut novel from a Swedish writer, Goodreads calls it “…a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one …

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What’s a Library Good For? Quite a lot it appears: “The library…is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of all human beings….” (Libba Bray) “A library is the …

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This month I will continue First Aid with a review of burn care. First, ask the injured what happened and if you can help. Make sure that the reason for the burn has been stopped or the person has been …

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