Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Not until they were past 90 did Roz Chast’s parents admit they were aging. (Of course, all of us are aging all the time, but hey, can’t we talk about something more pleasant?)

“Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” is available from the library in hardcover.

Chast, a New Yorker cartoonist and an […]

About Carol Luers Eyman

Carol Luers Eyman is the outreach and community services coordinator at the Nashua Public Library. After graduating from Kirkland College, she earned a master’s of education and a certificate in technical communication from the University of Massachusetts.

Local author roundup

Lorrie Thomson, who did a reading here last fall from Equilibrium, her book about a man with bipolar disorder, has just published another novel.

“What’s Left Behind” by Lorrie Thomson is available from the library in paperback.

I have not yet read What’s Left Behind, but Lorrie was kind enough to send her husband […]

About Carol Luers Eyman

Carol Luers Eyman is the outreach and community services coordinator at the Nashua Public Library. After graduating from Kirkland College, she earned a master’s of education and a certificate in technical communication from the University of Massachusetts.

Why Literature Matters

Library Director Jen Hinderer recently gave Toni Morrison’s Home a glowing review, which not only inspired me to read it, but to reflect on what made me try her novels in the first place.

“Why Literature Matters” by Glenn Arbery is available from the library in hardcover.

Morrison’s genre isn’t usually my thing, but […]

About Loren Rosson

Loren Rosson heads up the circulation department at the Nashua Public Library. He's worked at the library since graduating from Lewis and Clark College, with the exception of the two years he spent in Lesotho with the Peace Corps, teaching high school.

Must We All Be Wonder Women?

In the 1900’s, all women wanted was open doors. We fought hard for our right to vote, our place in the working world, control over our reproductive abilities. And we won!

“Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Question for Perfection” by Debora L. Spar is available at the library in hardcover.

However, in […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

My Stroke of Insight

Imagine your own personal apocalypse strikes. Your mind, your body – your whole self–becomes a blank slate.

What would you recreate?

In her mind-altering book, My Stroke of Insight, neuroscientist Jill Taylor discusses this question, forced on her by a severe stroke. She describes both her stroke and her recovery. Yet she makes this journey […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

Me, Myself, and Why

Just think for a minute: What is, and what makes, your identity?

“Me, Myself, and Why” by Jennifer Ouellette is available from the library in hardcover.

Is it physical appearance? Inclinations and propensities? Whether we’re good at math or reading?

Are we what we seem, or what we see in the mirror? Can we […]

About Inga Dellea-Messner

Library Assistant Inga Dellea-Messner grew up in Windham and Hudson. She worked at the Rodgers Memorial Library for seven years before becoming a library assistant at the Nashua Public Library. On her way to earning her bachelor’s degree from Keene State, she spent five months studying French in Bretagne (Brittany).

This Is Your Brain on Music

Who’s more qualified to write a book called This is Your Brain on Music than a neuroscientist/musician/recording engineer/producer who’s worked with the Grateful Dead, Blue Oyster Cult, and Stevie Wonder?

Probably no one.

Author Daniel J. Levitin, a professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University, has written a cogent and comprehensive look at […]

About NPLibrarian

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Is the Civil War over?

Growing up in Maine, I felt pretty confident that what I learned about the Civil War was true. And I was totally confident that it was over.

I mean, we’ve made it as a nation for an additional 150 years, I think you can call that a done deal.

But last week I picked up […]

About Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith is the supervisor of teen services at the Nashua Public Library and can also frequently be found at the reference desk. As a history and Spanish major at Kenyon College she spent a year in Salamanca, Spain. She earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Bring back the death panel

As a soldier during World War II, Katy Butler’s father lost his left arm to a German shell in Italy.

He lost his dignity to a stroke in 2001. And his dignity eluded him until he died in 2007.

As Katy recounts in Knocking on Heaven’s Door, soon after the stroke a well-intentioned physical therapist […]

About Carol Luers Eyman

Carol Luers Eyman is the outreach and community services coordinator at the Nashua Public Library. After graduating from Kirkland College, she earned a master’s of education and a certificate in technical communication from the University of Massachusetts.

Was Jesus Gay? (Part 3 of 3)

Jesus was gay?

That’s what Morton Smith wanted us to believe.

And just to be clear at the outset: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the idea that Jesus may have been gay.

But there’s no real evidence hinting that he was–except perhaps in the Secret Gospel of Mark, which is most likely a […]

About Loren Rosson

Loren Rosson heads up the circulation department at the Nashua Public Library. He's worked at the library since graduating from Lewis and Clark College, with the exception of the two years he spent in Lesotho with the Peace Corps, teaching high school.