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By Garry Thompsen, Laurie Cameron and Helena Gondry Hillsboro Library Friends Did You Know? Mark Twain was born in 1835 under Haley’s Comet. He predicted he would die some 75 years later. April 21, 1901 was the last night that the perihelion of Halley’s was seen in the night sky. Mark Twain’s appearance at the Hillsboro Library Fall Social may More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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A Man of Mark By Helena Gondry Kiy Tywoniw’s black and white portrait captures the essentials of Mark Twain. The prominent lighter side is Twain’s pure and poignant humor found in letters, essays and books. More...

By Vicky Terry On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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As I write this, the children of Pocahontas County are experiencing their first day back at school. I am having a hard time believing that summer has passed by so quickly, and that some of the kids I remember as More...

By Vicky Terry On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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“So many books, so little time” is such a common lament with me, and I’m sure with a number of you, too. My problem, as I may have mentioned before, is that I love just about everything, fiction and non-fiction. More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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By Cree Lahti The Linwood Community Library at Snowshoe will celebrate the 148th birthday of beloved author Beatrix Potter with a tea party on Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. There will be veggies, cupcakes and a special More...

By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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If you don’t have a young child in your life, someone you can introduce to the world of picture books, then I truly feel sorry for you. You are missing out, not only on the pleasure of reading to a child, but More...

By Vicky Terry On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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Everyone who owns a Kindle, a Nook, or some sort of e-reader, raise your hand. Quite a few of us read on a device; I myself have a Kindle – actually two, but that’s a different story – and I enjoy reading More...