Meet James Downes

Congratulate James on his promotion to the Library Associate position at the Mebane Public Library! How long have you worked with the County? Six 1/2 years Where are you from originally?New Jersey What are you most passionate about?My Family Do you have a hobby?Trail running, collecting record albums, summarizing Proust When you were little, what… Meet James Downes

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Walking the Americas

Walking the Americas by Levison Wood Do you have a touch of wanderlust or an itch for adventure? If so, look no further than Levison Wood’s latest book where he takes an epic journey from the small coastal town of Sisal, Mexico (which lies on the Yucatán peninsula) to Sapzurro, Panama (which is just outside… Walking the Americas

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Sandcastle Girls

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, New York : Doubleday, 2012. Laura Petrosian is a novelist of Armenian and Bostonian decent, living in suburban New York.  She has fond memories of growing up around her grandparent’s ornate home, never much thinking about her heritage.  But a newspaper photo promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum of… Sandcastle Girls

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The Art of Theft

The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas. New York: Berkley, 2019, 305 pages. Fall and a good mystery novel are a perfect pairing. One favorite series to curl up with is the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas. The first book in the series, A Study in Scarlet Women, was released in 2016. Well-born Charlotte… The Art of Theft

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Meet Deana Cunningham, the new Associate Director of Operations

Please congratulate Deana on her promotion to this new position! How long have you worked with the County? 3 years, 8 months and 18 days (roughly) Where are you from originally? Upstate New York – Pittsford What are you most passionate about? I am very passionate about social justice. I also LOVE DOGS!!! Do you… Meet Deana Cunningham, the new Associate Director of Operations

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Apocalypse Any Day Now

“Apocalypse Any Day Now:  Deep Underground with America’s Doomsday Preppers” by Tea Krulos.  Chicago, IL:  Chicago Review Press, 2019.  236 pages.  Paperback $17, Kindle, $17.                 When the end of the world comes, will it be with a bang or with a whimper?  Poet T.S. Eliot asked this in the 1920s, but author Tea Krulos… Apocalypse Any Day Now

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