With heavy hearts and great sadness, we share with you that our beloved Librarian, Laura Fisher has passed away suddenly. Laura recently moved out of state to start a new chapter in her life after spending many years working for our community. News of her passing has deeply affected those who had the pleasure of knowing this sweet and strong woman. Laura was a much loved colleague, friend, mother, and cherished member of our community and will be greatly missed by all. Our hearts go out to her family during this difficult time.
The Mechanicville Library will accept a food item for each Mechanicville fine on your card. For example, if you have three fines on your card, you need to bring in three food items. Fines from other libraries, replacement costs and collection agency fees cannot be waived!
Food items needed include canned vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, pasta coffee, soup, cereal, baby food.
Even if you do not have fines, you are still encouraged to donate.
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. It was a belief that helped shape her own childhood and that of her brother. It shaped her view of her family and their dynamics. It influenced her entire life. Now, more than twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina, cleaning out his house when she finds evidence that what she has always believed is not the truth. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why, exactly, was she on the run all those years ago? What secrets are being kept now, and what will happen if those secrets are revealed? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality. Told with Diane Chamberlain’s powerful prose and illumination into the human heart and soul, The Silent Sister is an evocative novel of love, loss, and the bonds among siblings.
Come watch it with us on October 28 at 4 pm in the Mechanicville Library Reading Room.