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Jamestown Public Library has been lucky recently. We have had some wonderful donations of really new books by popular authors, all published in 2017 or 2018.

Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison wrote Typhoon Fury: a Novel of the Oregon Files, a thriller that finds Chairman Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon battling a team of super-soldiers and th...

When the word “autism” is first used to describe one’s child, the parents might feel confused and a bit shattered. Autism can mean many things.

As someone told me, if you’ve met an autistic child, you’ve met ONE autistic child. Every one is different.” And that’s true. I had always thought that autistic people didn’t want to be touched, but my gran...

This is a week of important events in history, from famous rides on horses to famous rides on space shuttles, from earthquakes to Earth Day, from first library to first home run.

Paul Revere made his famous ride in 1775, with the Revolutionary War beginning the next day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his very well-known and quotable poem about th...

Please don’t stop reading when you see the word poetry! Even if you fear poetry, I’m not giving up on you.

          The word for fear of poetry could be poemaphobia, but, honestly, I made that up. Poets like to play with words.

          When I was a senior at Ragsdale High School, my English teacher, Vivian D...

          I just can’t get used to that calm, robotic voice saying “in half a mile turn right.” And then when I decide to get gasoline, she tells me “Recalculating.” I really hate her! Give me an old fashioned map with roads and state boundaries marked on it.

I am concerned that children will grow up not knowi...

Jamestown Public Library has been lucky recently. We have had some wonderful donations of really new books by popular authors, all published in 2017 or 2018.

Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison wrote Typhoon Fury: a Novel of the Oregon Files, a thriller that finds Chairman Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon battling a team of super-soldiers and th...

A few weeks ago, we talked about some famous women’s birthdays. In the interest of fairness, this week we’ll learn about some men’s March birthdays.

James Madison was our country’s fourth President and was born in 1751. We do have some books about him, but the most popular ones are actually about his wife. Two biographies, simply titled James Madiso...

Jamestown Public Library will celebrate Creek Week with three major events at the library.

On Saturday, March 17, at 10:15, we will show the children’s film Flushed Away, a story about mice and rats in the sewer system. It may sound yucky, but it is fun and funny for the whole family.

On Thursday, March 22, at 10:30, we will have a special story time...

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” Samuel Clemmons, AKA Mark Twain, used the sentence in his book The American Claimant. Later it was used in a Western movie Destiny Rides Again.  We have neither, but we have other books and movies about gold and gold rushes. Today was the day, February 28, 1849, that gold seekers began arriving in San Francisco fo...

Your Thousand Lives

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin said that. As a reader and a librarian, I totally agree with it.

My real life has been pretty normal. I grew up, got married, had children, taught school, and now work in this small community library...

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