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Library Corner

April 25, 2013

Library offers home delivery

The Friends of Huntington Memorial Library offer home delivery to residents in the Oneonta area who are homebound. If you, or someone you know, would like to borrow books, large print books, books on compact disc, or more, please call me at 432-1980. You’ll be able to give me specific titles or areas of interest and then we’ll arrange for one of our volunteers to deliver and pick up materials. It’s free, easy, and provides you with hours and hours of reading or listening materials.


We take pepper for granted, but the spice as we know it today has a very colorful history. Marjorie Shaffer’s book “Pepper: A History of the World’s Most Influential Spice” will captivate you. Learn how pepper brought Europeans and Americans to Asia, how a Sultan entertained his guests with banquets and elephant fights, and more. You’ll look at your pepper mill or shaker with new respect every time you sprinkle it on your food.

Deirdre Griffin is a personal assistant to her high maintenance, high living brother in “Wallflower in Bloom,” a novel by Claire Cook. She enjoys the life, but has none of her own, and when her boyfriend announces he is marrying someone else who is pregnant with his baby, it’s the last straw. She decides to market herself through her brother’s network and get an open spot on “Dancing with the Stars.” Can she do it and get a life of her own?

When Caroline Paul’s cat disappeared, it was the lowest of lows. She was recovering from an accident and she and her partner mourned the loss. Weeks later Tibia reappeared and they were ecstatic. But where had she been? Caroline decided to find out and used GPS, cat cameras, psychics, along with other means to find out in this loving story. Don’t miss “Lost Cat,” a true story.

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