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Extra Copies of The Great Gatsby are In!

March 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Extra Copies of The Great Gatsby are In! · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

Did you read Lilly the Librarian’s post on March 5th? If so, then you’ve already heard about southern New Hampshire’s participation in The Big Read. This year’s choice is The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age novel about the dark side of the American dream. We’re offering you a whole list of events in […]

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It was a smashing evening

March 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on It was a smashing evening · Ages 0-2, Books, City Library, Events, News, Teens

NH kicked off The Big Read in style last Friday night with a An Evening at Jay Gatsby’s, hosted by the Currier Museum. Our own Mayor Guinta was among the celebrants and toasted the event: Dear Friends, I would like to thank you all for attending The Big Read this evening and for your continued […]

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Big Read: a brief rundown

March 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Big Read: a brief rundown · Ages 2-3, Ages 4-5, Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Grades 6-12, Main Branch, Movies, Newsletter, Teens

While we’ve already hosted a few book discussions already, The Big Read: Southern New Hampshire Reads The Great Gatsby officially starts this week. Here’s a brief rundown on our upcoming events. Here’s what we will be doing. – Wed. 3/25, 1 p.m. Auditorium. Film: 1974 adaptation of the novel The Great Gatsby. – Thu. 4/2, […]

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Gatsby Revisited

March 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Book Group, City Library

I recently re-read The Great Gatsby. It was chosen by the National Endowment of the Arts as “the big read” for 2009 and my book club and I decided to take a trip down memory lane. Since Gatsby was never my favorite book, I vowed to look at it with an open mind. And what […]

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