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June 23, 2009
Big book sale at library
The R. H. Stafford Branch Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, "Big Book Sale" will be held Friday through Sunday, June 26 - 28 during regular library hours. Used books, videos, DVDs, and CDs for adults and children will be available. Hardcover books will be sold for $2,...
June 23, 2009 - 1:15pm
May 27, 2009
Volunteers and donations needed for library used book sale
Preparations are now being made for the R. H. Stafford Library's annual Used Book Sale to be held Friday through Sunday, June 26 - 28. The library is looking for volunteers as well as donations for the event. Volunteer workers are needed to help with setup and cleanup and to assist...
May 27, 2009 - 7:42am
May 13, 2009
Book donations and swappers needed
Donita Stepan, literacy coach at Woodbury Junior High School, invites the community to participate in the school's Book Exchange, a program to encourage reading in all students. The school is accepting donations of books appropriate for Kindergarten through high school-aged readers...
May 13, 2009 - 9:46am
April 29, 2009
Library book club May 5
The R.H. Stafford Branch Library's book club will discuss "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan at the next club meeting. To attend, pre-read the book and join the discussion at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6 at the library, 8595 Central Park Place in Woodbury. No sign-up is necessary. Questions...
April 29, 2009 - 9:43am
Books needed for literacy program
Donita Stepan, literacy coach at Woodbury Junior High School, invites the community to participate in the school's Book Exchange, a program to encourage reading in all students. The school is accepting donations of books appropriate for Kindergarten through high school aged readers...
April 29, 2009 - 9:41am
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 29, 2009
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it's so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that "if Moses had one, there'd be 17 commandments rather than 10." In some ways it's true....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 22, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me.
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 8, 2009
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan's highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels. This bodes well for the young...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 18, 2009
Sports, restaurants and graphic novels make a variety of good reads. Baseball is getting underway, so for a behind-the-scenes look could I suggest "Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training," by Charles Fountain (Oxford University Press, $24.95)? Northeastern University...
March 18, 2009 - 7:39am
March 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 4, 2009
Award-winning Minnesota poet Larry Schug just sent me his new book, a gem called "Arrogant Bones,"(North Star Press, $12.95). Schug works at the College of St. Benedict, by St. John's University, where Sen. and poet Eugene McCarthy went to schools. Schug's down-to-earth, sardonic...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009
A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator. "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington," by Robert J. Norell (Harvard University Press, $35) is a fine new look at a historical figure who has suffered a bad rap for too long. Booker T. Washington has taken...
February 25, 2009 - 10:50am
February 19, 2009
Youthful author escapes into a world of fantasy
Oftentimes, people can get lost in a book, but 12-year-old Luxi Li found her way with one. Li, a Woodbury resident, has just released "Revenge,"...
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Library to host county-wide book program
Ever wish your book club could be a little larger, and maybe a little more interactive? Stafford Library is giving you the opportunity. The...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 11, 2009
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am