Miss SandraRosa’s Book Review: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T Anderson

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation On Monday, December 18th, the teen book club will discuss The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T Anderson. This book was chosen to accompany the traveling exhibit, “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865” that is currently on display at the…
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History At A Glance – Mass Transportation Comes to Covington!!

Nestled among the tall pines, dense forest, and numerous waterways was the area of Covington founded by John Wharton Collins on July 3, 1813.  He named the town Wharton.  However, a legislative decision led by David Bannister Morgan renamed the town Wharton to Covington in March of 1816 in honor of General Leonard Covington, a…
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Holiday Baking

'Tis the season for baking up special treats, and we are definitely looking forward to making cookies for Santa. The origin of leaving out milk and cookies for Santa Claus is still up for debate. NPR suggests we thank the Dutch for cookies and the Victorians for their hospitality. The History Channel traces the origin…
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A Hallmark Holiday

It's December, which means the Hallmark Channel has already started showing brand-new Christmas movies. Well, they actually started in October, but some of us here at the library are holiday purists. We like to wait until after Thanksgiving to start our Christmas movie marathons.  Between the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, there will…
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Happy Hanukkah!

What do a dreidel, latkes, and a menorah have in common? This year, Hanukkah begins December 12 at sunset. It will continue for eight days, ending December 20 at nightfall.  Sometimes, non-Jewish people think that Hanukkah is basically "Jewish Christmas." It's not. If you're curious about Hanukkah, and would like to learn more about it, take a look…
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