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3 NEW BOOK REVIEWS FROM A SLIGHTLY CHARMING BIBLIOPHILE
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In his latest book, Hayes, the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant in 2014, sets himself the challenge of writing political poems in the guise of love poems. Something happens everywhere in this country, Hayes writes. Every day. Someone is praying, someone is prey.Our critic Parul Sehgal writes: Any real accounting of the art emerging from our own current terrors would be premature, but Hayes’s book has a claim to be among the first fully-fledged works to reckon with the presidency of Donald Trump — and one of the most surprising.

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MAKING SENSE OF MAKERSPACES
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Adapting to cultural and technological changes, libraries now position themselves as community centers, offering an array of educational programs and services. One recent trend has been the adoption of the maker movement by libraries. This movement focuses on the do-it-yourself learner, from hobbyists to entrepreneurs, who tinker with new technology such as 3D printing and Raspberry Pi, or traditional items such as crafting supplies and sewing machines, to collaborate with members in their community, university, or school (American Library Association, 2017). Libraries, long noted as a locus for self-directed learning, are a natural fit for a makerspace — a place to make things (American Library Association, 2015). My interest in this topic stems from my academic library’s addition of a 3D printer.

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5 NEW BOOK REVIEWS OF JUNE 2018
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Five of our recommended titles this week take science as a starting point, whether it’s the hard science of genetics and heredity (She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, by the Times reporter Carl Zimmer) or the quest for mechanical precision (The Perfectionists, Simon Winchester’s book about engineering) or the medical and psychological aspects of gender identity (Arlene Stein’s Unbound). There are also a couple of deeply researched narratives with a scientific hook: Eliza Griswold’s Amity and Prosperity, about the consequences of natural gas fracking on one Pennsylvania town, and John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood, which starts out as a story of scientific and medical promise and turns into a true-life business thriller about arrogance and fraud — in short, all the stuff of literature, and life.

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DIXIE RANKED HIGHEST IN OPIOID DEATHS; WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
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Meridian received a grant for over half a million dollars in June after Scott signed the executive order and state departments launched projects aimed at combatting these deaths. The healthcare provider uses less than $70,000 of thefunds to bolster programs at Ruth Rains Middle School to tackle and prevent childhood addiction. Opioid addiction among youth in the county remains an important objective, said Carali McLean, senior vice president of clinical programsand business development at Meridian.

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LOCATIONS IN DIXIE

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DIXIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

16328 SE 19 HWY
Cross City, FL 32628

352–498–1219

Monday — Friday
8:30 am — 5:30 pm

Saturday — Sunday
Closed

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HORSESHOE PUBLIC LIBRARY

126 Main Street
Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648

352–498–0180

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Sunday — Wednesday
Closed

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