Pierson Library

Are you an artist looking for a space to exhibit your work to the public? The Pierson Library would love to show your work. Our walls are very bare and in desperate need of some color. We present artwork for a span of two months. If you are interested in learning more or would like to display your work please contact the library at 985-5124.

Next time you are in the library and looking for a good book to read, check out the book display for the month of June. We are going to be shining the spotlight on a wide variety of female authors of all different genres and time periods. Do you have a favorite female author you would like to share with others? Let us know and we will do our best to display their work. Is there a particular display you loved or would like to see? Let us know – we are always looking for new themes.

Planning a Friday night movie night in this unpredictable weather? Check out our new selection of DVDs and Blu-Rays: new seasons of Monk, Promised Land, Gangster Squad, Cloud Atlas, Silver Linings Playbook, Hyde Park on the Hudson, Rise of the Guardian, Wreck-it Ralph, and many more. We have movies for a wide variety of tastes and ages.

Book review by Gene Schinto

“Cold Light” by Jenn Ashworth

In an unnamed city in England, Lola and Chloe at 14 are best friends. From the start, Lola as narrator tells us that Chloe and her older lover Carl are dead. The police call it a double suicide, but these two are no Romeo and Juliet. Chloe was in love with danger and Carl had eyes for more than one girl of a tender age.

Another tragedy occurred in Lola’s 14th year. A young man with Down’s syndrome disappears. He may have fallen through the ice of a nearby pond after Lola told him it was fun to go out on the ice.

We begin to suspect that Lola is withholding something she knows about the deaths of Chloe and Carl. There is much to think about in this disturbing novel of suspense whose mysteries may require some reading between the lines.

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