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Read in Ned : Out Where the West Begins

Tom Lambrecht, Nederland.  One of the more pleasant duties for the Nederland Library staff is to keep up-to-date with our collection, particularly with the new book section, as those ...
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Read in Ned : The art of the résumé

Jay Mann, Library Director.   When I went to library school, my friends and family were convinced that I would become an academic librarian. After all, my career began in field biology. ...
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Web in Ned: Sex, lies and clickbait

Tom Lambrecht, Nederland.   For those who have followed this series about the incredible utility of the Internet in researching, this installment may be a bit of a downer. And for ...
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Bringing nature’s beauty to library

  Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  He walks into the wilderness seeking the moment when a vista opens up before him, a landscape that he captures on canvas. Studying the light and the ...
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Read in Ned: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Melissa Freeman, NCL, Technology Services Librarian. Haruki Murakami is a postmodern Japanese writer who is frequently described as being a surrealist and melancholic. Fans of Kurt ...
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Read in Ned: Not Stranger Than Fiction

Jay Mann, Nederland. When I recommend science fiction or fantasy books to patrons, I often get the response: “I don’t read those types of books.” Almost all kids love fantasy. ...
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Read in Ned: Survival guide for the college search

Roberta Brown-Jones, Nederland. If you’re among the new crop of high school students (and parents) with the college search looming darkly on the horizon, I highly recommend reading ...
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Read in Ned: A love of reading

Geneva Mixon, Nederland. Some folks are lucky. They are born knowing what they want to do, and they have the skills, passion, and drive to accomplish their dreams. I have always had ...
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Read in Ned : News from your library

Library Resources for Small Children: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Geneva Mixon, Nederland. The Nederland Community Library (NCL) is in the second year of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. ...