Review by Luca I. Where the Crawdads Sing is the story of Kya, female marsh-dweller, and her struggles with the concepts of sex, love, and isolation. At one point the text reads, “She knew the years of isolation had altered her behavior until she was different from others, but it wasn’t her fault she’d been alone.” She loses both of her parents by the age of ten, and is forced to survive on her own in a desolate cabin. She solely provides for herself through harvesting and selling sea creatures, and develops her skills in cooking through trial and error. 
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We are introducing Princh, a new cloud-based printing solution. Princh allows our patrons to print using their own mobile devices or laptops. Finally, if you need to print something from your phone, you no longer have to sign on to one of our computers to try and access it! To print from your Android or Apple device just download the free Princh app from your app store. To print from your laptop visit print.princh.com. The prices are the same as our usual print prices – $0.10/page for black and white, $0.25/page for color) but you can pay directly from your 
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We are excited to offer Ancestry Library Edition in our building!   Click here for access! This service is an awesome way to find old records for your family, from vital records and census data, to more interesting ephemera like draft cards and high school yearbook photos. Take a look around and see what you can find! Ancestry Library is totally different from the personal edition of Ancestry, so it might be a little confusing. Don’t worry – during the summer, Katherine will be posting a lot of tutorials and hosting Q&A sessions to help people get into the service. 
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We’re VERY excited to announce that the North Scituate Library is now fine free! Patrons can borrow any of our items – books, DVDs, audio books, and other items – without accruing any overdue fines. Any patrons who have outstanding fines will have them removed from their records. Please note that materials borrowed from other libraries may still be subject to fines. Press Release    
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We have a new book group forming, to read queer fiction, history, and biography! When is this happening? We will be meeting on the final Thursday of every month. We are starting in June 2021, in honor of Pride Month! 🌈 Our first meeting is on June 24, and we will be discussing Pet by Akwaeke Emezi How do I get my book? The library borrows several copies of the book we’re reading each month from other libraries around the state. You can go to the front desk and ask for the adult book club book! If you can’t get 
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Today is the Gentian Garden Club’s May craft! Contact Miss Alyce (alyce@scituatelibrary.org) to get your craft kit! The video instructions are available here:
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Are you keeping up with your island on Animal Crossing? On Saturday May 22, we’re having another hangout in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Katherine wants to invite you to their new island, Ska War, to play! We’ll be signed in and welcoming visitors from 6pm to 8pm that evening. Stop by to say hello, or come for the whole event. We’ll be having fishing and bug-catching competitions, and a scavenger hunt! Check our Instagram and Facebook that night for a Dodo code so you can fly over
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May 12, Miss Alyce is running another game of Candy Bar BINGO, but this one will be in person! Head over to the gazebo and play for a chance to win some candy. Grades K-5 play from 4:00-4:45 Grades 6+ play from 5:00-5:45 Register at the front desk or with Miss Alyce.
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Join Miss Alyce at the gazebo on Wednesday, April 21, at noon, and make a tote bag from a recycled bird seed bag! We are really excited to offer this program in-person! This craft is for kids ages 8+ and it has a 15-person limit, so register ahead! Call us or email Miss Alyce at alyce@scituatelibrary.org. Our rain date is Friday, April 23. IF it rains both days, we’ll host the program virtually.
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