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Read in Ned: Fates and Furies

Roberta Brown-Jones, Nederland.  I picked up Lauren Groff’s new book Fates and Furies after hearing an intriguing interview with the author on NPR. Fates and Furies is partly about ...
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Read in Ned : Mad About Minecraft

Celine Cooper, Nederland.  If you have or know a kid aged 6-18, you’ve probably heard about the popular online game, Minecraft. When I say popular, I am talking about total worldwide ...
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Read in Ned: More Than Just Books

Celine Cooper, Nederland.  We can all feel it. The chill in the breeze, the shortening hours of daylight, the subtle turning of the leaves. Yes, fall is almost here, and for young ...
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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. ...