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Lucas picked a storytime favorite, "Shh! We Have a Plan" by Chris Haughton to share for #nationalpicturebookmonth. Four figures are walking along, three holding nets, and a little one trailing behind. Suddenly, they spy a bird in the tree. "Hello, birdie," calls the little one. "Shh," reprimands the first one. "SHH!" hisses the next. "We have a plan." The plan being to catch the bird, but you know what they say about best laid plans... #shhwehaveaplan #chrishaughton #staffpick #stafffavorites #childrensbook #picturebook #librarybook
It is considered acceptable to cheer when the chef brings out the #turkey. In fact, it's encouraged! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 #thankthecook #thanksgiving #snoopy #woodstock #thanksgivingdinner
This question was only up on the #whiteboard for a couple of days, but still managed to get some great responses. Happy Thanksgiving to all - what are you thankful for? We are thankful for YOU! #thanksgiving #thankful #surveysays
Hoopla is now compatible with Google Chromecast! With your CPL card, you can now watch hoopla videos the big screen with a Chromecast device - woohoo!! #libraryservices #onlinelibrary #digitallibrary #downloadable #hoopla #chromecast
We had a very special program last night, Quilts of Valor. The CT State co-coordinator for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, Jane Dougherty, talked about the foundation, displayed several quilts and explained the story behind each one, and the quilters who volunteer their time. (We encourage you to learn more about this wonderful organization at At the end of the program, the surprise recipient of a quilt of valor was Cheshire resident Justin Nash. Justin is a 2001 graduate of West Point and served a multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan. He returned to the States w/ PTSD, physically injured, and suicidal. With time, he got the help he needed, and he and his brother Corey Nash created the Til Duty Is Done Foundation. ( Til Duty Is Done is a non-profit organization aimed at reducing veteran homelessness, unemployment, and assisting with successful reintegration. Such a special evening! #QuiltsOfValor #qovf #veterans #servicemenandwomen #libraryprogram #quilts #justinnash
November is winding down, but we still have a couple of staff favorite picturebooks to share before #nationalpicturebookmonth is over. Our director picked "On the Night You Were Born" by Nancy Tillman. An instant classic, this story begins: " "On the night you were born, the moon shone with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same." #onthenightyouwereborn #nancytillman #stafffavorites #staffpick #picturebook #childrensbook #librarybook
Cover revealed for The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin’s...



Cover revealed for The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin’s final book in The Passage trilogy

[via Entertainment Weekly]

The City of Mirrors slated for release on May 24, 2016 — four years after the release of The Twelve, the trilogy’s second installment, and 6 years after Book 1, The Passage. Don’t let years-long vampire fatigue keep you from this epic, post-apocalyptic tale of blood-suckers: You won’t regret getting, er, sucked in.

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