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Chronicles of St. Mary's

These are tough times, with the pandemic crashing people's health, livelihoods, and peace of mind, and the elections coming up soon with all the negative ads and name-calling ... how can anyone find an escape? If you are reading this, then you are a reader and already know how! Books! This series is just delightful if you love humor, history, the possibility of time travel, science fiction, anything British,...

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Hidden Valley Road

I recently read the non-fiction book "Hidden Valley Road" by Robert Kolker. This is an intriguing book, and a very sad one. It is the true story of an American family with twelve children, half of them ultimately diagnosed with schizophrenia. At first, it seems as if Don and Mimi Galvin are truly living the American dream. After WWII, Don's career with the Air Force brought them to Colorado. There, they raised...

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While We Are Closed . . . .

So, what are we librarians doing here at the library while we are closed? I think many folk have wondered about that. Let me tell you! We are still ordering books and other materials; these need to be cataloged, processed with labeling and protective covers, and shelved. As we will probably open with some social distancing rules in place, we may need to reconfigure the furniture in some areas. Bills and staff...

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