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YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Laura is hanging on to summer. Here are two books that have stuck with her. “These books are not new, but both are perspectives on our region, Long Island Sound, and the Hudson River Valley, which will make you want to explore and know more about these amazing waterways. First is The Hudson, A History, by Tom Lewis. What I didn’t know was that the Hudson River was the engine behind the development of our country. Albany was the most important city during the 1800’s, and when Lincoln was campaigning for President, Albany was the place he needed the votes, because industry and westward expansion was at its utmost. Not only were artists mesmerized by the river’s landscape and beauty; industrialists and inventors were captured by its potential which, in turn, fueled the emerging region into the powerhouse it still is today. The story about Long Island Sound is beautifully rendered in Tom Andersen’s This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound. From the Indians, to pirates, to the colonies fighting for independence, to the present day city expansions and pollution; this is the story about how the Sound is coming back thanks to the efforts of environmental watch groups. It is a strongly written account of the history of our failures and our successes. This is a must-read.”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

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B99 Deleted Scenes

See, this is why they should have asked one of the librarians.

'Cause we could have figured out that pun in like…less than a minute, for reals.

Darien Library Cooks
All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Louise.

Darien Library Cooks

All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Louise.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Sue S has a new romance novel that she is rabid for. “Let’s face it, it’s a fact, heroes are my weakness. It’s also a fact that for this week’s You Are What You Read it is the title of the book I devoured in 2 evenings. Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is the story of a young woman, a down-on-her-luck ventriloquist, who has to stay 60 consecutive days on an island in a cottage once owned by her deceased mother or risk losing it.  She comes to find that a reclusive writer, Theo Harp, who writes chilling horror novels, is also staying on the island. Annie and Theo (who I found to be as broody as Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights) have a past and now they’re trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Annie’s inner voice and those of her puppets is warning her that Theo is trouble and that she should stay way. But it’s Annie’s heart that is the real trouble maker when it starts telling her he has changed. Only time will tell who Annie should really listen to! This book will definitely get rid of the chill on a cold day!”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Sue S has a new romance novel that she is rabid for. “Let’s face it, it’s a fact, heroes are my weakness. It’s also a fact that for this week’s You Are What You Read it is the title of the book I devoured in 2 evenings. Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is the story of a young woman, a down-on-her-luck ventriloquist, who has to stay 60 consecutive days on an island in a cottage once owned by her deceased mother or risk losing it.  She comes to find that a reclusive writer, Theo Harp, who writes chilling horror novels, is also staying on the island. Annie and Theo (who I found to be as broody as Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights) have a past and now they’re trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Annie’s inner voice and those of her puppets is warning her that Theo is trouble and that she should stay way. But it’s Annie’s heart that is the real trouble maker when it starts telling her he has changed. Only time will tell who Annie should really listen to! This book will definitely get rid of the chill on a cold day!”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED

This is complex, challenging material. I analyzed several chunks of The Ultimate Player’s Guide using the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease scale, and they scored from grade 8 to grade 11. Yet in my neighborhood they’re being devoured by kids in the early phases of elementary school. 

Minecraft Manuals: the solution to all your Nonfiction Common Core needs.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Babs B. has finished The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes. “When her adored older brother goes missing in Italy during WWII, Julie signs up to be an Army nurse. When she finds herself assigned to the front lines, her once sheltered life changes dramatically. Her only thought in the beginning was finding her brother, but as the weeks turn into months and she befriends patients, makes new friends, and her whole life opens up. While reading this story I honestly felt transported to another time and place. I had a great time with this book!”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Babs B. has finished The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes. “When her adored older brother goes missing in Italy during WWII, Julie signs up to be an Army nurse. When she finds herself assigned to the front lines, her once sheltered life changes dramatically. Her only thought in the beginning was finding her brother, but as the weeks turn into months and she befriends patients, makes new friends, and her whole life opens up. While reading this story I honestly felt transported to another time and place. I had a great time with this book!”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

We have started to take down the Library Garden. This yielded a HUGE AMOUNT of produce including eggplant, peppers, so many tomatoes, onions, beans, and serrano peppers.Such a great first season. Peep that cat shirt.

Appy Hour: Push for Pizza
Price: Free
Omg omg omg you guys. With this app, you press a button and a pizza is delivered. IT IS LIKE UBER FOR PIZZA. How it works is the first time you log in it asks you to set it up with your favorite pizza place, the type of pizza you like to order, your credit card info, etc. Then when you want a pizza you just open the app and PRESS FOR PIZZA. The future is here and it is lazy and delicious.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Push for Pizza

Price: Free

Omg omg omg you guys. With this app, you press a button and a pizza is delivered. IT IS LIKE UBER FOR PIZZA. How it works is the first time you log in it asks you to set it up with your favorite pizza place, the type of pizza you like to order, your credit card info, etc. Then when you want a pizza you just open the app and PRESS FOR PIZZA. The future is here and it is lazy and delicious.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.