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Congratulations Tom Clavin

Tom’s latest book Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West is currently on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Revisit the wild west through Tom’s lively narrative of Dodge City and its infamous residents. The book is available at the library in print as well as CD audiobook. Dodge City is also accessible as a downloadable ebook or audiobook: https://livebrary.overdrive.com/search?query=dodge+city+


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Library is closed today due to weather conditions

201 Main Street is closed but library online services are always available. Get onboard and visit the library! Read or listen to a good book, browse magazines, study a language, do research and much more. Thousands of downloadable ebooks and audio books can be found at https://livebrary.overdrive.com; hundreds of magazines and newspapers (current and historic) are available at https://www.livebrary.com/magazines-newspapers. Discover all of the library’s online services at https://www.livebrary.com.
So, come on in and enjoy your virtual library.
We hope to be open tomorrow; call or check our website
https://www.johnjermain.org to be sure we are open.


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This Day in Music History – February 3, 1959

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On February 3rd 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a tragic plan crash. Rock & Roll, which was still in it’s infancy, lost three of it’s most promising performers.

Don McLean alludes to the tragedy in his classic song American Pie – it was “the day the music died.”


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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Want to learn more about diabetes? Check out Southampton Hospital’s monthly educational program – “Living With Diabetes.” The programs take place on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s program is Wednesday November 30th at noon. http://www.southamptonhospital.org/services/diabetes-counseling/default.aspx


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Looking for New Fiction…Check these out

nba-medals On November 16th the winners of the National Book Awards in all categories will be announced. Why not get a jump start and check out one or two of the finalists. If fiction is your thing, you can find the finalists on the shelf in our New Book Section now: The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder, News of the World by Paulette Jiles, The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Also be sure to view the finalists and longlists for NonFiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature at
http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2016.html#.WBHVCev3arU


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Man Booker Prize awarded to Paul Beatty for “The Sellout”

winner-announcement-graphic-1 The 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was awarded to Paul Beatty for his political satire “The Sellout.” This was the first time an American was honored with the award; U.S. authors became eligible in 2014. Read more about Paul Beatty and the Man Booker Prize at http://themanbookerprize.com/news/sellout-wins-2016-man-booker-prize