Patriot's DayThe Library will be
on Monday, April 21
The SAILS Library System will be upgraded on Monday, Apr.21 at 10am. During the upgrade the Library Catalog, Freegal, Museum Passes and the Virtual Catalog will be unavailable. Overdrive should continue to function. The upgrade is expected to last for several hours.
National Library Week
Help us celebrate National Library Week by donating non-perishable food, paper goods and grocery items to benefit the St. Vincent dePaul food pantry. This local organization assists over 400 of our neediest families. Please bring your grocery items to the Library beginning on April 13 and drop them in the donation box.
No out-of-date or open items please.
With so many new books coming out each year you're bound to miss some gems. From time-to-time the Middleborough Public Library will list a few of these "Hidden Gems" for your consideration.
Pioneer Girl, by Bich Minh Nguyen
Unable to find work after earning her Ph.D. in Literature, narrator Lee is back home helping run her family's restaurant and butting heads with her difficult mother. When Lee's brother disappears, leaving behind only a note and a brooch that may have belonged to author Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lee plunges headfirst into uncovering mysteries that have plagued her since her childhood and exploring the kinship she has always felt with Wilder's daughter Rose, a journalist and the ghostwriter of Wilder's "Little House On the Prairie" series. Though Nguyen follows several thematic threads in this book, she is a capable author, serving up a polished story that reads like a memoir and encouraging the reader to consider the ways in which confronting the past helps us to make sense of our future.
Coming Clean, by Kimberly Rae Miller.
In this heartbreaking and bittersweet memoir actress and writer Miller describes growing up on Long Island as the daughter of chronic hoarders. As a child, Kim did her best to hide the truth of her home life: a father who "collected" newspapers and broken electronics; a mother whose chronic health conditions gave way to depression and a shopping addiction; and various houses and apartments ravaged by rats, mold, water damage, fire, filth, and even a stranger living undetected in the attic. Miller writes frankly and conversationally of the shame and stigma of her upbringing; how her parents' lifestyle shaped her into the adult she became; and, above all, the complex but unconditional love she and her parents have for each other.