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Chat with author, Mary Lydon Simonsen

January’s Book Club Choice, ‘Becoming Elizabeth Darcy’

Union County Library’s book club is going digital!  Please join us on Monday, January 7th at 6:00 pm for our special event.

For our January book club, we’ll be reading and discussing Mary Lydon Simonsen’s book ‘Becoming Elizabeth Darcy.’  According to the book description:

“In 2011, American Elizabeth Hannigan, suffering from the flu, falls into a coma and wakes up in the bed and body of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy. Beth soon realizes that the only way back to her life in the 21st Century is through the Master of Pemberley, Jane Austen’s Fitzwilliam Darcy. But first she must uncover the dark secret that brought her to Pemberley in 1826 in the first place.  Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is a story of love, loyalty, and loss, where a modern woman is called upon to resolve the problems of Jane Austen’s most beloved couple.  If you are a fan of Lost in Austen, you will enjoy the time-travel novel, Becoming Elizabeth Darcy.”

Here’s the best part – Mary will be joining us via Skype to talk about her book and her writing!

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Make a Holiday Card for a Wounded Soldier

Operation Christmas Care Write a card with an encouraging message to our wounded warriors who are currently in a military hospital. Visit www.unclesamsheroes.com for more information! All cards will be mailed December 7th!

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Jamberry Nails

On Monday, November 26th from 5:00—6:45 p.m., Sarah Schwendenman will be back to help all of the girls in elementary school and their mommies get glamorous holiday nails!  Please know that it does take some patience, so keep that in…

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For Teens Only!!!

Every Wednesday from 3:30—4:45 p.m. (unless there’s a movie) teens 12 years old and up hangout and have a snack at the library.  We also have a variety of other activities on those days.  (Can you say Xbox 360?) On…

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Union County Veterans – Ambrose Everett Burnside

The history of Union County is as colorful as the leaves in fall at Whitewater State Park – just ask local Genealogist, Karen Coffey.  Along with her mother, Crystal, Karen developed and maintains the preeminent home of local history on the internet, UCGenweb.org.

For Veteran’s Day, let’s take a look at one of the most famous of Liberty’s personalities, Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) .  Burnside was a Hoosier,  American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee but was defeated in the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater, earning his reputation as one of the most incompetent generals of the war. His distinctive style of facial hair is now known as sideburns, derived from his last name. (source:  Wikipedia)

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