Dear Reader: Enough with the rain!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and enjoyed the Rochester Country Fair. I’ve heard that the new grounds work out very well, and should make for wonderful future Fairs. This weekend was not quite a washout, and a big thank you to everyone who braved the weather and attended.
The next thing coming up for the Friends is the book sale. We’re looking for volunteers, as I said in my last post. Families are welcome to sign up, too. Talk to the staff at the desk, or to any member of the Friends board (Linda Medeiros, Lisa Wallbridge, Sheryl Aguiar, or Stephanie Underhill).

If you read and enjoyed Dave Eggers Zeitoun, you might be interested in some controversies surrounding both the subject of the book, and the Zeitoun Foundation. There’s a good roundup here: Zeitoun Foundations Finances: An Investigation, from the Reluctant Habits website.

Thanks to Early Word blog, we have the : Season 3 Downton Abbey Trailer. Looks like the financial crisis at the end of WWI catches up with the Downton Abbey residents.

Jean Merrill, author of The Pushcart War, and Remy Charlip, author and illustrator, died last week. His book Arm in Arm was a favorite in my house for a long time.

And speaking of Jean Merrill, her book is mentioned in this fun list from Flavorwire: 10 of the Greatest Underdogs in Literature. Also mentioned: Ender Wiggin, Harry Potter, and Taran. Big agree on those choices!


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