Ben Kilham is back!

When the Friends of the Jackson Library hosted Ben Kilham last month, it was a packed house! We jammed the Whitney Center with over 250 people. I had to flee before getting squashed… ok, just kidding, but it was crowded and a giant success for us.

If you missed it or would like to revisit it, I have terrific news. We asked Jackson Flicks to tape! Please enjoy the entire presentation here:

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk away from us

Some updates upon my return from vacation.

We had a bookgroup read Grandma Gatewood’s Walk this summer and a few copies have gone astray. They are now overdue and before I buy the loaning libraries new copies, I thought I would ask everyone to please check your bookcases and under your cars’ seats just to be sure. I have to pay for these out of our regular book budget so it would great to … Read more

August Acquisitions

What an incredible summer so far, isn’t it? In my house we are starting to think about what time the bus comes and which school supplies we need to buy. It goes so fast. I just finished The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian and it blew me away. The subject matter is difficult, but the author handles it with such delicacy and empathy. It was disturbing and moving and horrifying all at the same … Read more