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Monday, February 15
In observance of Presidents' Day.
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Luncheon With Books
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Noon, Jennie Stephens Smith Library, New Albany
In honor of President's Day Linda Everett will review Flora Fraser's book The Washingtons:  George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship Crown'd by Love"  for New Albany's Luncheon with books Tuesday, February 16, at the Jennie Stephens Smith Library.
A light luncheon will be served by Kappa Kappa Iota beginning at 11:30 AM with the book review to begin at noon.

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It is the hope of the Union County Library System to maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens of our community by providing resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for adults and children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.
  • Maya Angelou
    "When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” 
  • Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    "From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood.” 
  • Kurt Vonnegut

    "A book is an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo.” 

  • J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
    "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” 
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