Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

You know that feeling you get when your body is telling you to close your eyes and go to sleep but your brain is entirely rapt by the book in your hands? This one’s like that. TODAY  TONIGHT  TOMORROW, by Rachel Lynn Solomon, is a teen romance about Rowan and Neil, two high school rivals whose tauntsContinue reading “Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon”

Passover ideas anyone? Here’s what one of the largest Jewish cookbook collections in the world looks like…

One of the largest Jewish cookbook collections is right here in the United States– all housed at the New York Public Library. The NYPL shares everything about the collection on this LibGuide, where you can learn about its contents, the story of its development by the late Roberta Saltzman, and access the catalog, including searchingContinue reading “Passover ideas anyone? Here’s what one of the largest Jewish cookbook collections in the world looks like…”

Anya and the Nightingale, by Sofiya Pasternack

Wondering how Jewish a middle grade fantasy book could possibly be, I turned to page one of Anya and the Nightingale. The first line read, “Anya’s sukkah was suspiciously lopsided,” referring to the temporary hut many Jews build for the fall holiday of Sukkot. Okay then! Jewish it is. (Turns out that Anya’s goat isContinue reading “Anya and the Nightingale, by Sofiya Pasternack”

Temple Israel Community is Growing!

Happy to meet new families this morning, former members of Temple Israel Dover! Had the opportunity to introduce Hebrew School parents to the temple’s library programs, and the library was instantly hopping with activity! Welcome to you all. Thanks to the 7th grade class for putting up with all the activity during their movie time!Continue reading “Temple Israel Community is Growing!”

StoryWalk Featured for National Award

Join residents of Stratham, NH, on the @WigginMemorial #Library’s StoryWalk. This 16-station trail at the Stratham Hill Park combines the library’s love for literature with the natural beauty of New England. 🍂 #ShareYourStory #IMLSmedals pic.twitter.com/o6TKb22sKi — IMLS (@US_IMLS) March 23, 2018

The Continued Life of Rabbi David R. Senter

I am honored to have had you in my life, Rabbi. Your light shone in this community as I’m sure it did throughout your former congregations. I hope that we may all continue to fan those flames with which you warmed us, so we may light the way to a future of peace and justiceContinue reading “The Continued Life of Rabbi David R. Senter”

92 Year Old Yiddish Operetta Comes to Life

Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride) is coming to Rutgers August 5th, where Harvard music librarian Michael Ochs will be delivering a lecture free for ticket holders. From the attached article: “Di Goldene Kale tells the story of Golde, abandoned by her parents and raised by local innkeepers somewhere in the Russian Empire. After the town hears that the youngContinue reading “92 Year Old Yiddish Operetta Comes to Life”

July Doorpost Column

Hello library lovers! We have had an incredible month at the library, with the addition of a special collection, a successful Deli Man event, and wrapping up the school year smoothly. Please stop in to check out our grand new display, showing off some precious rare items as well as books that are special toContinue reading “July Doorpost Column”