Monthly Archives November 2018

Best Books of 2018 Poll

Here are the top ten books published this year that librarians across the country love. Just click on a title or book cover to place it on hold. When you're done reading the list, make sure to vote for your favorite! We'll be sharing the results in one of our upcoming newsletters. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Published: 2/20/2018 by Random House “In her memoir, Westover recounts her childhood growing up in a strict Mormon family, ruled by an erratic father, and living off the grid in Idaho. Westover compellingly sketches her years growing up, her relationships with siblings,
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Categories: Authors & Books, Director's Corner, eNewsletter, and Featured.

IRA Gifts

Making Your Contributions Tax Deductible – A Message from our Treasurer If you're over age 70 ½ and  plan to take the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA account—and you want to get a tax deduction for your charitable contributions—the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) requires that you rethink your tax planning. The TCJA increased the Standard Deduction for married couples to $24,000 ($12,000 for individuals) and limited itemized deductions for real estate and income taxes to $10,000. In practical terms, if you’re married and the total of qualifying mortgage interest plus medical expenses over 7.5% of
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Categories: Library Foundation.

Board Meeting Documents for November 14th, 2018

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes -11 14 18 Combined Agenda 11-14-18 11-14-18 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 10-10-18 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – October 2018 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 6 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 7 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 8 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – October 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report October 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Monthly Report – October 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach – October 2018 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems Report
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Thanksgiving Cookbooks

Looking for a pie recipe to impress your in-laws? Or tasty options for your vegetarian and gluten-free guests? Then look no further. We've got five great picks just in time for you to plan your menu. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi “There's more than one way to get a meal on the table,” writes chef Yotam Ottolenghi in the foreward of his latest cookbook. He delivers 130 flavorful dishes that can be served in 30 minutes or less. Best of Thanksgiving: Recipes and Inspiration for a Festive Holiday Meal by Williams-Sonoma Both traditional and non-traditional recipes for everyone at your
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Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Evergreen, and Library News.

Art Exhibit: Akimie Worrell

Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the opening reception of Akimie Worrell's art exhibit “No Longer Hidden: Being—without—Being Sick Cell.” “No Longer Hidden: Being-without-Being Sickle Cell“, is an exhibit comprised of mixed media art portraying to the perils, small comforts, and life, one faces when: navigating the world with the horrific pain of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Akimie Worrell grew up in Barbados, and graduated with a M.S. from The College of New Rochelle. She was born with the inherited, debilitating blood disorder SCD. Worrell navigates life between worlds of fashion, art and illness. She states
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Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Gallery, and Library News.

Museum Passes: Fall Exhibits

At the Frick: The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos (through January 13, 2019). “For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting…are reunited. These works…are shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created.” The Guggenheim is exhibiting the stunning paintings of Hilma af Klint, (through April 23, 2019). “When Hilma af Klint began creating radically abstract paintings in 1906, they were like little that had been seen before: bold, colorful, and
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Categories: Director's Corner, eNewsletter, and Featured.

November 2018 LibraryReads

Here are the top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love. Just click on a title or book cover to place it on hold. My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite Published: 11/20/2018 by Doubleday “Nigerian nurse Korede puts up with so much from her sister Ayoola (the serial killer). Braithwaite tells a dark, lively, and funny story of how begrudgingly cleaning up after someone else’s deadly habits is just one of those things one does for family. For fans of satirical humor.”—Lisa Hoffman, Bloomfield Public Library, Bloomfield NJ The Adults: A Novel
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Categories: Authors & Books and eNewsletter.