The Proficient Puzzlers of the KBL

At some point  during the cold, grey days of winter term, you may have noticed groups of students, faculty and staff clustered around the low shelf behind the library reference/circulation desk on the main floor. These are the puzzle aficionados of the Katharine Brush Library, who delight in fitting hundreds of tiny, colored cardboard pieces together. The daunting 1,000-piece Van Gogh Starry Night puzzle, with its maddening impressionistic whorls of color, proved no match for these keen puzzlers (thank you, Liam and friends, for devoting many long hours to placing the final pieces!).

A new challenge awaits in the form of a 532-piece Sears Tower 3D puzzle. Generously loaned to the library by the Pond family, this impressive puzzle will stand over 3 feet tall when completed – and it glows in the dark! And yes, it does come with instructions.

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Winter Blues

Are you starting to feel the winter blues (and winter hasn’t even officially begun yet)? Cheer up with one of our winter blues! For the rest of the month, the Katharine Brush Library will be displaying books and movies about snow and ice that have blue covers. Kristin Hannah’s book Winter Garden is bound to bring tears to your eyes while other titles like the movie Chasing Ice or Henry Pollack’s book A World Without Ice will make you put your thinking cap on, and Disney’s movie Frozen is the most lighthearted pick, bound to make you smile!

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Summer Reading

Yes, we know it’s the middle of winter, but this is when we start collecting suggestions for the 2013 Summer Reading brochure.  January 23rd is the submissions deadline for this years’ lists.  Send us your suggestions!  Books out in paperback are preferred.

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