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Staff Reading Pick
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Book: Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heligman

Recommended by: Joseph

I started reading this curious book (a study of the Darwins' marriage written for teens?) on Darwin Day (February 12), 2016. I was interested in learning more about how they made their long and mixed-belief relationship work (throughout their 40+ years together, Charles was a skeptic and Emma was a believer). Turns out, it was the things that we already know make strong relationships: mutual respect, communication, love, open minds, trust, physical touch, shared goals.

What a great story. The author considered titling this book Charles, Emma, and God: The Darwins at Home, which I think is just perfect. Make sure to check out Creation, the fantastic film about Mr. and Mrs. Darwin starring married actors Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly.

Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.

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Posted by Logan Library on Sunday, 26 March 2017 at 12:29 PM in Category:Staff Picks
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Friends of the Logan Library Book Sale
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The Friends of the Logan Library are holding a huge 3-day book sale.

When: March 23, 24, and 25
Where: Logan Library Lake Bonneville Room

The first day Thursday, March 23, will be a members only sale. Friends of the Logan Library Memberships will be available at the door for $5 (individuals) and $10 (families). Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, will be open to the everyone.

Books are $5 a bag, $1 per hardback, $0.25 per paperback.

Hours:
Thursday, March 23: Friends Members Only: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Membership
available at the door).
Friday, March 24: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Open to all).
Saturday, March 25: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Open to all).

Come be a Friend to YOUR library and get some good books and information in the
process.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Posted by Logan Library on Monday, 20 March 2017 at 12:37 PM in Category:Events
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Bookmark: A Newsletter of the Logan Library
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The new issue of Bookmark: A Newsletter of the Logan Library has been published.

Those of you who subscribed should be receiving a copy in your email. If you haven't registered and want updates, events, and upcoming attractions delivered directly to your email, please sign up to receive our monthly publication.

Our current issue of Bookmark: A Newsletter of the Logan Library

Subscribe to receive future issues

Thank you for your support of the Logan Library! Join us for great reads, good movies, enriching programs and lots of fun!
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Posted by Logan Library on Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 3:19 PM in Category:Newsletter
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Library Board Meeting
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The Logan Library would like to invite the public to join library staff and board members in discussing the library's future.

This month there will be a special report from the director about a new library building.

When: Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 pm
Where: Logan History Room

Logan Library Board meeting meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Logan History Room.

Here is the current agenda.


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Posted by Logan Library on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at 9:36 AM in Category:Community
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Story Swap at the Library
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The Logan Library and Cache Valley Storytelling Festival will host a Cache Valley Story Swap.

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017: 7:00 pm
Where: Lake Bonneville Room

Visitors and drop-ins of all talent levels are welcome to share a story limited to a maximum of six to eight minutes. Come and listen to others tell stories or share a story of your own.

Come take the opportunity to enjoy and practice the art of storytelling.

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Posted by Logan Library on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 at 2:54 PM in Category:Events
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Cache Valley Inventions, circa 1850-1950
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The Logan Library's Senior's Committee, is excited to host Dr. Christine Cooper-Rompato who will present stories of Cache Valley inventors and invention from 1850 to 1950.

When: Wednesday, March 8th, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: Lake Bonneville Room

This program is part of the library's SAGE (Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment) University program. The programs are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Although they are prepared with senior adults in mind, all are welcome to attend.

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Posted by Logan Library on Monday, 6 March 2017 at 3:44 PM in Category:Events
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Red Cross Blood Drive to be Held at Logan Library
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The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive at the Logan Library.

When: Monday, March 6th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Jim Bridger Room

The Logan Library is inviting you to "help save lives" and donate blood. There is currently an urgent need for blood donors!

To schedule an appointment, or for more information please log on to redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: Logan Library.

You can begin the donating process by completing an on-line pre-donation health history questionnaire on the day of your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

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Posted by Logan Library on Thursday, 2 March 2017 at 8:43 AM in Category:Announcements
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March Madness - Book Edition 2017
Tip-Off Party
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We're kicking off 2017 March Madness - Book Edition at the Logan Library with a Tip-off Party.

When: Monday February 27th: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Library Children's Section

We'll reveal the titles chosen from some of the most popular check-outs of 2016, have games to play, and offer some prizes.

Join us for a March Madness Book Edition Tip-Off Party!

Call or visit the Check-Out Desk for details.

Download a bracket here.

Bracket with reading list.



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Posted by Logan Library on Monday, 27 February 2017 at 10:10 AM in Category:Events
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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 2017 Winners
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The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.

Congratulations to Colson Whitehead and Matthew Desmond, the 2017 winners!

Colson Whitehead won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his novel The Underground Railroad. Hard-driving, laser-sharp, artistically superlative, and deeply compassionate, Whitehead's unforgettable odyssey adds a clarion new facet to the literature of racial tyranny and liberation.

Matthew Desmond won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. This is essential reading for anyone interested in social justice, poverty, and feminist issues, but its narrative nonfiction style will also draw general readers and will hopefully spark national discussion.

Share the Story
This year's shortlist remind us of the power of stories. Do they remind you of something in your life, your community, your history? #ShareTheStory and use these titles to tell us about your own stories.

Selected stories will be featured in the Carnegie program at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference - because we want to share your story, too. Learn more.

More information
Shortlist of finalists
Previous winners
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Posted by Logan Library on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 4:58 PM in Category:Books & Reading
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Library Closed for President's Day
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Closed Presidents Day
The Logan Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in recognition of President's day.

We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, February 21.

Enjoy your holiday!


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Posted by Logan Library on Friday, 17 February 2017 at 12:59 PM in Category:Library Closed
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