Showing posts with label one book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label one book. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In the News: speed a factor in traffic deaths; molasses wasn't slow in 1919

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Speed remains a factor in nearly one-third of all traffic deaths in the U.S., with Massachusetts ranking 23rd among the states in speed-related deaths, according to a new report. 
The Governor’s Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit organization that studies traffic safety around the country, released the report, “Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Challenge,” on Tuesday and found that in Massachusetts, 28 percent of motor vehicle deaths in 2017 were speed-related. 
The report said speeding “remains a publicly-accepted driving behavior that is reinforced among motorists, policymakers and transportation stakeholders” and concluded that “overall progress on the issue of speeding has been limited at best.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190115/in-massachusetts-speed-kills

The Great Molasses Flood

"Slow as molasses? This treacle didn’t trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds. 
On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster — the Great Molasses Flood. 
It struck without warning at midday on Jan. 15, 1919, when a giant storage tank containing more than 2.3 million gallons (8.7 million liters) of molasses suddenly ruptured, sending a giant wave of goop crashing through the cobblestone streets of the bustling North End. 
The initial wave rose at least 25 feet high (7.6 meters high) — nearly as tall as an NFL goalpost — and it obliterated everything in its path, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others. Rivets popped like machine-gun fire. Elevated railway tracks buckled. Warehouses and firehouses were pushed around like game pieces on a Monopoly board. Tenements were reduced to kindling."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190115/100-years-ago-in-boston-day-molasses-was-deadly-fast

Dark Tide, Stephen Puleo's book on the Molasses Flood
Dark Tide, Stephen Puleo's book on the Molasses Flood
Have you read Dark Tide, Stephen Puleo's book on the Molasses Flood? The library has a number of copies available as part of the program this year (2008) "On the Same Page".

The Senior Center is offering a talk by Dr. Gary Hylander on "The 100th Anniversary of Boston's Great Molasses Flood." This is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 23 at 10:00 AM. Please call the Senior Center to sign up.
https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/events/191104


Sunday, March 26, 2017

One Book, One Community Book Discussion - March 28, 6:30 PM




The goal of the Franklin Public Library's One Book, One Community program is to help build a better sense of fellowship through a shared reading experience.

The results are in!

With 42% of the vote, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is our 2017 One Book, One Community read.



Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


Background info links


The Amazon link for the book can be found here
https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0062300547

The authors Twitter page  https://twitter.com/JDVance1

The authors website can be found here
https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-123194/j-d-vance

The wikipedia page for the book
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly_Elegy

http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2017/01/one-book-one-community-2017-title.html
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2017/01/one-book-one-community-2017-title.html
Some of this info was shared from the Town of Franklin page and the Franklin Library page


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is the 2017 One Book, One Community read for Franklin, MA

The goal of the Franklin Public Library's One Book, One Community program is to help build a better sense of fellowship through a shared reading experience.

The results are in!

With 42% of the vote, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is our 2017 One Book, One Community read.


Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Background info links


The Amazon link for the book can be found here
https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0062300547

The authors Twitter page  https://twitter.com/JDVance1

The authors website can be found here
https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-123194/j-d-vance

The wikipedia page for the book
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly_Elegy

http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2017/01/one-book-one-community-2017-title.html
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2017/01/one-book-one-community-2017-title.html
Some of this info was shared from the Town of Franklin page and the Franklin Library page

Friday, December 16, 2016

One Book, One Community 2017 - Vote for your choice now

The goal of the Franklin Public Library's One Book, One Community program is to help build a better sense of fellowship through a shared reading experience.

The four titles (two fiction, two nonfiction) were selected by the library's Collection Development team and were chosen for their literary merit, contemporary relevance, and reading enjoyment. The titles are

  • A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay
  • The Last Bookaneer, by Matthew Pearl
  • Hillbilly Elegy:  a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, by J.D. Vance  
  • Midnight in Siberia: a train journey into the heart of Russia, by David Greene


To vote, please visit this link:
https://docs.google.com/a/minlib.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_l11tAP6odQJQRGy6kQ2CrOO_B6rL3-OtLIg_iu1ppbR14Q/viewform

The title with the most community votes will be the 2017 town-wide read.

Which book do you think we should read? 

Voting takes place now through December 31st.


One Book, One Community 2017 - Vote for your choice now
One Book, One Community 2017 - Vote for your choice now



The Last Bookaneer, by Matthew Pearl
The Last Bookaneer, by Matthew Pearl
A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts, by Paul Tremblay 

Hillbilly Elegy:  by J.D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy:  by J.D. Vance 
Midnight in Siberia: by David Greene
Midnight in Siberia: by David Greene