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“Good company” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney: Flora Mancini has been married for over 20 years. Everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is turned upside down when she comes across an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring – the one he claims to have lost one summer. when their daughter, Ruby, was 5. Has their life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? What is happening now? This book tells a deep-rooted story of long-standing relationships that both hurt and heal us.


“Helgoland: giving meaning to the quantum revolution” by Carlo Rovelli: While scientists and philosophers continue to fiercely debate the meaning of quantum theory, Carlo Rovelli, one of the world’s most renowned theoretical physicists, argues that its most disturbing contradictions can be explained by viewing the world as fundamentally about relationships rather than substances. We and everything around us only exist in our interactions with each other. Rovelli takes us on a fascinating journey through the universe so that we can better understand our place in it.


“A call for espionage”: As Britain’s forces stretched during WWII, Winston Churchill’s director of special operations began enlisting women as spies. Their intimidating mission was to carry out sabotage and build resistance. Spymistress Vera Atkins, later the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, was the chief recruiter of this secret army. Atkins selected two unusual candidates – Virginia Hall, an American journalist from Baltimore embarrassed by a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian-born radio officer and avowed pacifist. Together they worked to undermine the Nazi regime in France.


“‘Love’ by Sophie “ by Jim Averbeck and Yasmeen Ismail: Sophia’s artistic task is to draw something that she likes. Even Noodle agrees that Sophia’s attempts are too ordinary, mundane, flat. Can she find a way to look at love from a new perspective?


“Princess Arabella at the Museum” by Mylo Freeman: Princess Arabella and her friends go to the museum. Works by different artists are exhibited. Some are big and some are small. In some works you can get lost; others make you smile. Then the kids want to go home. Why? Because they want to make their own work of art!

Did you know?

The library hosts the “Absolute Science Bubble Stations” children’s program at 10:00 am Tuesday. The program will take place outside in the green space of the library. Get your hands on tons of different bubble wands and have fun yourself.

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