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Read in Ned: Learning to love e-books

Melissa Freeman, Nederland. I think the first digital book that I “turned the pages of” was Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls. I only chose it because Amazon offers out-of-copyright ...
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Gilpin Library Footnotes : Mafia, misgivings, and murder

Larry Grieco, Librarian.  A new novel by multiple-award-winning author Dennis Lehane is always a reason to rejoice. His latest book is World Gone By, and tells the story of a former ...
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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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Gilpin Library Footnotes : Spy, alien, and lawyer

Larry Grieco, Librarian. British writer Matthew Parker has published an excellent account of the years Ian Fleming spent in Jamaica, and the relationship between that island in the ...
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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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Gilpin Library Footnotes

Larry Grieco, Librarian. Paris is the place for love, and who better to write a love story set in Paris than a young Parisian. Nicolas Barreau studied at the Sorbonne and then began ...
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A Life at High Altitude—a mountain saga

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.    Local author Brian O’Donnell’s book, A Life at High Altitude, is not what it appears to be at first glance. On the cover of the book a giant ...
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Ned Library hires new director

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. Jay Mann takes cello lessons because, he says, he likes the instrument’s voice. Being able to take cello lessons as well as ski, hike, and be involved ...
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Gilpin Library Footnotes

Larry Grieco, Librarian. Meg Wolitzer is an extraordinary writer whose fifth novel, The Interestings, has garnered high praise from the critics. This is the story of six friends who, ...