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On Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., author Michael Fine will be at the Mohr Library to read from his short stories and to have discussion. Dr. Fine is a family physician, former director of the Rhode Island … more
Our ideas about the past are constantly changing. New evidence floats to the surface or is dug up after decades or eons. Observations of phenomena in the present open a new window into the past. From … more
Around the country libraries help veterans and their families in various ways.  Veterans are entitled to an array of special services and programs, many of which are not well known among … more
Last week I wrote about a book by Michael Spitzer, "The Musical Human," that traces music from the present time back to the development of work and social behavior, showing how integral music is to … more
Music in the 1920s and 30s spread through new technologies, such as network radio and audio recording, that helped make musicians into national or international stars. Though many listened to the … more
For the library, being next to two large schools has always been full of problems and opportunities. It's been easier for us to cooperate with many parts of the Johnston school system during the day, … more
The M66 group, otherwise known as the Leo Triplet, is in the constellation Leo and is a group of spiral galaxies. It lies roughly 35 million Light-years from Earth and contains Messier 65, Messier … more
Serendipity is part of enjoying the library and gaining inspiration there. This word makes me think of happy accidents like a fascinating, unexpected book on the shelf right next to the one I had … more
One had to be brave to travel the road through Waterman’s Woods. Described as creeping up a long hill through acres of woodlands, it was supposedly located near the line dividing Scituate from … more
For the week of Aug. 16-20, the library is making about twice as many books available for our ongoing book sale, as we roughly sort a generous supply of donated books, now buried in a heap of boxes … more
We are closed for Victory Day Monday.  There is no subject heading in the library catalog for this state holiday, but a broad range of topics connect to the story of World War II and it’s … more
Reading is its own reward, but we might also give you a prize. Public libraries everywhere are in the midst of a Summer Reading Program, something we do each year, partly to give kids something to … more
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