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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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Oxford Dictionaries announced the most recent additions to their online database last week

ScrabbleWhat do adorbs, amazeballs, bing-watch, bro hug, clickbait, ICYMI, listicle, SMH and humblebrag all have in common? They’ve all been recently added to the Oxford Dictionaries’ online database. To see other new additions and their definitions visit http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/08/oxford-dictionaries-update-august-2014/


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On this day, 75 Years Ago….

marion On April 9, 1939 an historic musical event took place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Marion Anderson sang to an audience of 75,000 people after being denied access to Constitution Hall by the DAR (who owned the Hall) because of their white-only artist policy. Years later, Marion Anderson did sing at Constitution Hall; by that time the DAR had apologized and had changed its rules. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAONYTMf2pk


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National Wear Red Day Is Today…

heartTake a moment today to learn about heart disease and women. According to the American Heart Association “More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined… Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.” Find out the facts at https://www.goredforwomen.org/ for yourself and the women you love.