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Walk in Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson

Lee Carson helps her family survive on their dwindling gold stake in Georgia, using a special talent to sense gold. She also transcends the traditional role of a girl with taking on the farm chores and hunting.  When tales of the discovery of gold in California, start the gold rush and people begin migrating west, her parents are brutally murdered.  Lee is forced to survive on her own.  This historical fiction will attract fans of titles like Little House on the Prairie, looking for thrills related to traveling the wild west.  It is geared towards a teen/young adult audience, but definitely enjoyable for an adult audience too!


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It’s not too late to sign up….

automobile Tomorrow’s AARP Driver’s Safety Program still has seats available. This program, the nation’s first and largest driver’s safety course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, although all are invited to attend. The fee of $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members must be paid in cash or by check made out to AARP. Register today at the Main Desk or call 725-0049. Saturday – January 16th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo

art of crash landingThe Art of Crash Landing, by Melissa DeCarloMattie Wallace isn’t an easy character to warm up to.  She lies, makes questionable choices and doesn’t treat people very well.  During a low point, one of what seems like a series of many self imposed crisis, she hears about an inheritance from a grandmother that she didn’t know.  She hares off chasing the dream of an inheritance to find an estate that is barely going to cover its own debts, a sexy minister, old family tangles, and some unexpected friendships and discoveries about herself.  The tone of the story was perfectly conveyed by the audio-book narrator and was a really enjoyable book to listen to.  The plot seemed a little contrived here and there, but the quirky characters and their development were fun to follow.

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It’s Germane: 2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Celebrate World Soil Day Today

12-05-Soils_Year_infogphic-01 The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) proposed in 2002 that “the 5th of December be World Soil Day in order to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human well-being.” 2015 was declared The International Year of Soils (IYS) by the 68th UN General Assembly. Learn more about the importance of our soil at:

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Geocaching Film Festival at John Jermain


Geocaching International Film Festival
Sunday, November 8, 3:00-4:30 pm
At the John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY.
See all the finalists in’s 2015 Geocaching International Film Festival
Free Admission • Free Popcorn
These short films provide a great introduction to geocaching, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. It’s a fun activity for families or individuals who enjoy outdoor activities. Total running time is about one hour.
Registration suggested. Call 631-725-0049 to reserve a seat or for more information.
Or, you can register at, if you are a member:


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