Arr, me hearties! This Sunday the 19th of September be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Be ye prepared?? We’ve told ye all about Mango, one of the great tools available at AskRI.org. Well one of the things all ye landlubbers can learn there is how to talk just like a genuine pirate. Ye can be learnin’ everything from your Five A’s (Avast, Ahoy, Aye, Aye aye, and Arr) to the difference between a swashbuckler and a scallywag. So halt yer carousin’ and get yeself onto Mango right smartly! Ye’ll find yer sea legs and all that mango will probably belay 
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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! A library card is 100% FREE, and gives you access to technology, resources, and services to pursue your passions and dreams. This summer, the library went fine-free, so the opportunity is sweeter than ever. Here are the 5 best ways to use a library card. (Did we mention that it’s all free?) 5. Walk in and borrow a book, or two, or ten… You knew this one already, but we think the basics are important! The library has literally thousands of books for you to borrow, in every genre, and we’re getting new 
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Review by Luca I. Boring, tedious, and unoriginal are all adjectives that could reasonably describe Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe. The story takes place in Wicklow, Alabama, with a girl by the name of  Anna Kate arriving back in town for a funeral. Her grandmother has perished, and passed her café into the control of Anna Kate. Another girl, Natalie, becomes interested in the cafe’s famous “blackbird pie” as well as comes to befriend and work under Anna Kate. Blackbirds who visit the cafe at midnight attract a group of bird watchers, due to their rare existence in this area. 
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Review by Luca I. Jamie Morton is only six-years-old when he meets his rural Maine town’s new preacher. The Methodist priest, Charles Jacobs, brings with him his wife, Patty, and five-year-old son, Morrie. The entire hamlet is excited for their arrival, but soon expresses utter horror at his behavior. Patty and Morrie are killed in a brutal accident involving an epileptic farmer. Though this alone does not scare the believers; soon after Jacobs’ final sermon is filled with heaping piles of blasphemy, doubt, and thoughts on electricity. Charlie’s greatest hobby is, simply, the utilization of electricity. Earlier in the story 
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Review by Luca I. Fate, destiny; the idea that our future demise has already been planned. This is believed as true to some, but not all. The character of Tom specifically displays this mindset. Tom, along with more than twenty of his fellow teachers and students, finds himself in a precarious position. A plane they were aboard crashes into a thick rainforest. A simple naturation observation trip has turned into a likely fatal survival situation. After examining the surrounding wreckage of their airliner, Tom and Alice form a rather unlikely friendship over the idea of escape. Tom shares with her 
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Review by Luca I. Annie Wilkes, a murderous ex-nurse so mentally deranged that her actions can not precisely be given motivation. She kidnaps the ever-so-popular author Paul Sheldon after he crashes his 74’ Camaro during a heavy Colorado snow storm. Back at her home, a secluded house and barn in a portion of Colorado’s Western Slope, Annie has placed Paul in an empty locked room. Both of Paul’s legs are heavily damaged, and so in addition to not being able to walk he is in extreme pain. Annie proceeds to begin caring for Paul in her own home, giving him 
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Please remember that masks are mandatory at the library if you are not vaccinated. That includes all children under the age of 12! If you choose not to wear a mask, we will gladly bring you any items that you need at curbside. You can even call ahead and order whatever you want – even if it’s something vague like “children’s books about dogs” or “superhero movies” – we can help. We’re actually really good at it! For curbside pickup, call 401-647-5133 whenever we are open, and someone will pack up what you need and check it out to you.
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Below is a document that links to all the school summer reading lists that we can find! If you know where to get any of the missing schools, please email Alyce or Katherine so we can add them!
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Review by Kylin M. This story is about the book thief, Liesel Meminger. On the way to her foster parent’s home on a train with her brother Werner, he dies tragically. The first book she stole was at his graveside, then throughout the story she molds into a book thief. Growing close to her foster parents; Rosa and Hans Hubermann, one had an iron fist the other was an accordion-playing painter. Hans taught her to read, things were well, but times were getting even more dangerous. When her family takes in a Jewish man, Max, in their basement, they soon 
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Review by Kylin M. A classic story written a long, long, time ago. It still captivates thousands of people; myself included. This love story goes through Jane’s point of view, from the age six, all the way to her late twenties, to early thirties. Growing up as an orphan with her heinous Aunt Mrs, Reed, Jane suffers at the hands of her aunt and selfish cousin. However, Jane ends up being sent away to a school. There she soon graduates and is hired as a governess for Mr. Rochester’s illegitimate daughter. As love blossoms between the two, secrets are revealed, 
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