Two new books
I read two new books this past week and enjoyed them both.  Alex Kava’s Exposed deals with FBI agents Maggie O’Dell and Assistant Director Cunninham trying to solve seemingly unrelated deaths.  In trying to solve the problem they are drawn into a trap that results in tragedy.  It’s frightening on one level as it deals with a deadly poison thought to be introduced by terrorists, and on another level when the person causing it is unmasked.  It’s a stay up all …
Book Club
The book, which will be available at the library after December 15, is For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women, by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Book your Holiday
It’s Black Friday so probably many of you have been out and about since 4AM. Did you find any great buys? Do you shop online? Is your holiday shopping all done or are you waiting to see if there will be better sales just before Christmas? I have been gathering small items for a couple of months now and everyone in our family knows that spending is cut way back this year. Stockings are being filled from the dollar stores. …
We’re changing our hours
In these tough economic times, the Pember Library is cutting back on hours. Our new hours beginning December 1: Tuesday 9-5 Wednesday 1-5 Thursday 1-8 Friday 1-5 Saturday 10-3 We are planning to reinstate the lost hours in the spring.
Story Time
Story time this week will be about Thanksgiving. Let’s sing “Over the River and Through the Wood” Babies, toddlers, and older children with their caregivers are welcome.
Try a new author
If you try reading a new (to you) author, you may be pleasantly surprised, or you may be disappointed, but it’s certainly something you should do to get out of your reading rut.  I have recently read two books by new authors, Jane Haddam  and Linwood Barclay.  Haddam’s Cheating at Solitaire was a disappointment to me.  Liking the game solitaire, I was looking forward to a good book.  However, after getting more than half-way through it, I found little reason to continue.  Barclay’s …
Friends present award
On Tuesday, November 12, the Friends of the Pember Library presented Ryan with this t-shirt. They and the Pember staff really appreciate Ryan’s volunteer hours at the library.
Annual Holiday Open House
Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House. Our lovely Victorian building will be decorated in celebration of the holiday season.  We will have snacks, music and something for the kids! We coordinate our Open House with the Slate Valley Museum so you can also visit there across the walking bridge.