A look at some of the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's/young adult literature that has been written by Massachusetts writers or is about Massachusetts themes.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. Digitize, Democratize: Libraries & The Future of Books with Robert Darnton: At 7 p.m. tonight at the Lexington Depot, Lexington Community Education presents an evening discussing the future of books with Robert Darnton. Costs $10 and pre-registration is strongly recommended; to do so, call Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043 to register using a MasterCard or VISA. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Retirement Board at 8 a.m. at Cary Library, the ad hoc Townwide Facilities Master Planning Committee at 8:30 a.m. at the DPW Building, the Bio-Safety Committee at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building and the ad hoc Cary Memorial Building Program Committee at 7:30 p.…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Share your opinion in the comments section below.
We all remember being in school and the teacher handing out a new book the class would be reading for the next couple of weeks. Some we enjoyed and perhaps returned to again as adults. Others, well, not so much. What we want to know today is Which books you were assigned in school were your most and least favorite? Which ones did you come back to again and read over as an adult for a better understanding of the material? To get the ball rolling, I'll start with my choices. I really enjoyed reading J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (7th grade) and Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" (9th grade). I did not enjoy reading Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" (10th grade). How about you? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Summer reading lists don’t have to be just for school-aged children.
Summer is in full swing and most families are up to their eyeballs in barbeques, beach trips and bocce ball. As I think about all of the fun summer activities we enjoy, I also try to keep the learning going. Books are such a great way to engage, teach and calm children, so I thought about how to incorporate them in a more formal way this summer for my own kids. After checking out the Cary Library and seeing their wonderful summer reading lists, I was inspired to create one for my kids, who are three- and five-years old. Then I realized that a summer reading list could be just as beneficial for kids who aren’t in school yet -- and even for babies. We all know the benefits of reading to our children and everyone loves books before bed, but …