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 between now and Saturday, April 26 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No out-of-date or open items please.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.
Visible City, by Tova Mirvis
Mirvis tells the story of two families living as neighbors who find their respective lives increasingly interwoven as they start to cross paths outside their homes; their new relationships propelled by one character's secret observations of her neighbors' lives across the street. This is a story about curiosity, loneliness, and intimacy, and how those three feelings characterize how we interact with others, view ourselves, and move about the world. Mirvis deftly crafts a novel that is insightful and complex, and "full of verve and chutzpah." (New York Times)
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.