Cary Library News - November 14, 2019
News from the Cary Library Foundation

Photo credit: Ann Boese

Beijing opera, classical dance, joyful folk music, tea ceremony and calligraphy demonstrations - plus dim sum! This month's Library After Dark gave all of us the unique opportunity to experience how the Chinese community celebrates daily life through the seasons. The Cary Library Foundation warmly thanks the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) for creating and co-hosting this special evening. And the library holds a deep gratitude for CAAL's ongoing support of the Foundation and the wonderful community that we serve every day.
Watch for the next Cary Library Foundation Library After Dark for yet another remarkable evening. Saturday, March 28th, join us for "Hip Hop Shakespeare" with Lexington poet Regie O'Hare Gibson. See you there!
News from the Friends of Cary Library
Are You Ready for the Fall Book Sale? 
November 15, 16, 17 
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level 
Hosted by Friends of Cary Library  
Drop by this popular biannual event.
Bring the whole family!  
  • gently used hard and soft cover books at bargain prices for children, teens and adults
  • a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction, organized by categories
  • and a well-stocked CDs and DVDs table
Member Hours: Friday (1-5pm) and Saturday (9-10am) -- a great reason to join at the door!

General Hours: Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (1-5pm). 
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Proceeds benefit Cary Library. [Please note: To prepare for the Fall Book Sale, Friends of Cary has suspended book donations until December 2, 2019.] 
To learn more about the Friends, simply visit us HERE
November is Picture Book Month
Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates  print picture books each November. There is much to love about reading picture books at any age. For award-winning picture book author/ illustrator Greg Pizzoli, they "help create those moments of laughter, joy, sorrow, wonder and contemplation."

"Whether we're age 4 or 104, whether we're alone or sharing with others," says author/illustrator Edna Cabcabin Moran, "picture books satisfy our hunger for stories and help nurture our imaginations." So open up, and read a picture book this month, or any day, to keep the celebration going!
Friends of the Cary Library Board of Directors Changes
The board of directors announces the following changes in the management of Friends of Cary Memorial Library, approved at the meeting, held October 10, 2019:

Director      Ethie Slate               President  
Director      Diana Bishop            Vice President  
Director      Courtney Lauriat       Secretary
The Friends is a tax-exempt, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This approval meets The Commonwealth's corporation 501(c)(3) regulatory requirements, stipulating a president, a treasurer and a clerk.
Staff Reviews

Jen recommends "Bringing Down the Duke" by Evie Dunmore, noted as the best romance she's read in a long time. This debut novel hits all the right notes for fans of historical romance while avoiding romance cliches (despite the presence of yet another handsome, muscular duke!). As one of the first female students admitted to Oxford, impoverished vicar's daughter Annabelle can't afford any scandals--the problem is, her scholarship is funded by crusaders for women's suffrage. While trying to stay afloat academically, avoid starvation, and win support for the cause, she ends up entangled with a powerful duke. Their inappropriate attraction could threaten everything they both hold dear. 

We just learned that Evie Dunmore is going to Skype with us in August. Keep an eye out for that! 

 highly recommends "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botany professor and Native American person. Her book is a perfect blend of three strands of knowledge: Western science, Native American traditional wisdom, and the author's life experience.  

is reading "Basketball: A Love Story" by Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew, and Dan Klores. The book features vignettes of important moments in basketball history. While a large chunk of it looks at the NBA, there is plenty about women's basketball, men's college basketball, European basketball and more. Each chapter is delivered via excerpts of interviews with relevant players. There are stories of racism, sexism, gambling, and cheating, and there are stories of competition, camaraderie, unexpected wins, and generational talent. There is a corresponding ESPN documentary as well, that is worth checking out.

Museum Pass News

BIG NEWS! Earlier this year, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum in Lincoln became a Trustees property. To experience beautiful artwork both indoors and out, borrow the Trustees pass from Cary Library! The Trustees care for over 100 properties across Massachusetts, including the Old Manse in Concord, Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, and Malcolm Preserve in Carlisle. (Still curious? Click to learn more about the deCordova / Trustees integration.) 

View the complete list of Cary Library museum passes through  our website. The Museum Pass Program is generously supported by the  Friends of Cary Library

Pics from our Programs

James Webb Telescope with Kathryn Flanagan, Native American Heritage Month with Pastor Brent, Derrida and Fake News, Ghost Stories with E. Ashley Rooney, Andre Dubus III in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan, Lexington Recycles. 

Questions? Contact the Programming Department
at or (781) 862-6288 x84450

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