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December Update

Snow-Covered Tree

Happy December, everyone!  Finally, it's reached that time of year when we can justify lots of snow and cold weather.  Not that I'm happy about it, though.  The only thing I like about winter is an excuse to stay inside in my lounge clothes, reading a book and drinking hot chocolate.  I don't do well with the cold.

 

Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation by Laura Kipnis

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Certain themes in contemporary news stories are as perplexing as they are prolific: Celebrities and violence, politicians and sex, athletes and drugs, corporate executives and corruption (or any combination of the above). Virtually always, the individuals at the center of these scandals are men. What drives these men to ultimate physical and professional self-destruction?

Exciting News for Star Wars Fans!

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

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Just as we in modern society have increasingly removed ourselves from what were once integral aspects of our lives, such as nature and food, so too have we distanced ourselves from the unavoidable part of life: death.

Artists’ Reflections on Nature and Art History in Popular Culture: Explore Hidden Symbols in Artwork

 

Let’s Talk Trending! Come and join us on Friday, December 5th in the craft room from 2-4 for Artists’ Reflections on Nature.

Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors edited by Julia Scott

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Teen angst. Hyperbolic journal entries. Cloying, sing-songy poetry. Arrogant, rambling job application letters.

Black Friday Frenzy

    

Let's Talk Trending! 'Tis the season to go shopping!

What on Earth? The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch.

Something is very wrong with Wayward Pines.
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in bucolic Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing one month earlier. But almost immediately, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. When he comes to he has, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase.

Artist of the Week #1: Soft Hearted Scientists

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When I'm looking for a new CD, a lot of times, I go with bands that have cool cover-art or unusual names.  Does this qualify as judging a book by it's cover?  Certainly.  But, it also means that I find a lot of interesting music.  In fact, that's how I found our first Artist of the Week.

A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans

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In December 2003, while walking their dog, Dakotah, on a frozen lake not far from their home in Juneau, Alaska, Nick Jans and his wife, Sherrie, spotted a rare sight - a black wolf standing motionless in the dusk. Suddenly, the wolf began bounding toward the couple, whose dog broke free of Jans's grip on her collar and ran toward the wolf.