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Did Sam Adams have a Hampton connection?

Sam AdamsMemory is fickle sometimes. A few days ago I was asked a question by a visiting genealogist. By the way, we get lots of those. With a history going back almost 375 years there are people from every corner of our country who can trace their ancestries back to one of the founders of our town. It's not unusual to see someone here doing research just about every day, especially in the summertime. But I digress.

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Help name Brad's next book!

Hampton author Brad Boucher recently spoke at the library about his love of horror and suspense fiction and the challenges and rewards of writing in that genre.  As a surprise to his audience, he revealed at the end of his talk that he is holding a "Name My Next Book!" contest to celebrate the publication of his newest fiction work this summer in Nook and Kindle format.  How does it work?  Based on the plot details below, create a title for the book and email it to the author at  On June 15th, 20

Joan Kahl, R.I.P.

Late last week a former library staff member gave me the sad news that Joan Kahl, another former library staffer, had had a massive stroke and was in the hospital, not doing well. Sunday morning I learned that she had passed away the previous evening. Knowing Joan's views on funerals I wasn't at all surprised to hear that her children Danny and Marcia had decided to honor her wishes and not have any services.