Saturday, November 7, 2015


Our 2015-16 year began with The Goldfinch, a perfect segue  from a year of golden honey.  Members liked the book very much, so much so that "the 771 pages read quickly!"  How's that for an endorsement.

October's book, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, had mixed reviews.  A slower paced book than some members liked and we couldn't decide if we liked the main character Renee.  Overall we wish we knew French society better, and transcendental philosophy, so we could more easily enjoy the satirical prose.

With the release of the film documentary, He Named Me Malala, it seems appropriate we will discuss I Am Malala for our November book discussion. The discussion will be Wednesday, November 18th at 11 am  and will continue with a brown bag lunch followed by a live webinar with Rebecca Eaton who's biography Making Masterpiece:  25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece theatre and Mystery! on PBS we read last January.  Webinar begins at 1 PM in the library's Community Room.

Hope to see many of you on the 18th. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

This year, 285 spellers will compete for the title of 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.

Competition Schedule

The Preliminaries Test

Tuesday, May 26

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT
All spellers take the Preliminaries Test together in the Maryland Ballroom.

Round Two (Preliminaries)

Wednesday, May 27
8:00 – 11:45 a.m. EDT

Round Three (Preliminaries)

Wednesday, May 27
1:15 – 4:45 p.m. EDT
The Announcement of Semifinalists will immediately follow the conclusion of Round Three and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

The Semifinals Test

Wednesday, May 27
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT


Thursday, May 28
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Announcement of Championship Finalists will immediately follow the conclusion of Round Six and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

Championship Finals

Thursday, May 28 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hope everyone has fared well this past month.  The library has been closed a few times and does have a roof leak but we persevere.  I am sorry to say that parking is at a premium. If you can, carpool for our meeting tomorrow. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Spring is coming!
We must believe.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hope everyone made it through the snow

Here are the links to the Downton Abbey videos.  Play the first one first for they go in order