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At the Library for August 14, 2018 - After hearing about Yemen’s astonishing history of coffee making, a young American travels there hoping to learn their practice and bring it back to the States. Yet civil war breaks out when he is there, and he must decide whether to escape the carnage, or stay and help the suffering farmers in Dave Eggers’ ‘The
At the Library for August 7th, 2018 - Your husband crosses the line in his flirtations with another woman at a dinner party. When you confront him, he asks you to stop being insecure and controlling. After a long argument, you apologize for giving him a hard time. This type of manipulation is known as “gaslighting,” and is explained along with steps on
At the Library for July 31st, 2018 - Cynthia Kane offers suggestions rooted in Buddhist thought and mindfulness for help in eliminating negative self-talk in her latest book ‘Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist.’ Abby and her friends get stuck in the book ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and must avoid the Red Queen at all cost in Sarah Mlynowski’s ‘Abby in Wonderland.’ It’s here!

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