Pierson Library News

The Pierson library will not be hosting any children’s programs the week of July 4. The library will resume children’s programs the following week of July 8. The library will close early on Wednesday, July 3 at 4:30 pm and will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

The Wednesday morning book group is going to continue to meet and discuss books throughout the summer. The book they chose for the month of July is “The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester.  It’s a true story of the friendship between the Oxford English Dictionary founder James Murray and the institutionalized/imprisoned (for murder) William Minor who supplied Murray with numerous obscure words for his lexicon. If you would like to join a lively discussion about the book, they will be meeting in the conference room in the Pierson Library on July 17 at 10:30 am. If the book has piqued your interest and you would like to join, please let the staff members know and we can do our best to make sure there are copies for everyone who would like to attend.

“Truth in Advertising”

by John Kenny

Review by Gene Schinto

“Truth in Advertising” reveals the truth about how the people on Madison Avenue feel about the business they’re in. The dialogue is sharp and ironic. A copywriter approaching 50, Fin Dolan is grateful for those of his friends who listen to what he means, not what he says. The author expects as much from us. Not the shrewd schemers of TV’s “Mad Men,” John Kenny’s characters for the most part have stumbled into advertising and are still stumbling. While rushing to produce a spot for the Super Bowl, Dolan learns his abusive father is dying in a Boston hospital. At the funeral that soon follows, he and his siblings find they have only bad memories in common. His best friend is Phoebe, a young and beautiful co-worker. Everyone knows they’re in love, and as the book nears its close, even Dolan and Phoebe suspect it to be true.


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