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Summer is Here|
Join us Summer of 2013 and GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY @ YOUR LIBRARY!!! "Dig into Reading" on Tuesdays at 10:00 for Grades K-6, Go "Beneath the Surface" for the teen program (Grades 7-12) on Thursdays at 6:00. Our Friday Family Flicks "ROCK" this summer at 2:00 with a exploring the underground theme! Adults will read and discuss "Groundbreaking Reads"! There is something for everyone! Check out each of the speakers, programs and topics on the calendar or visit us on Facebook and look under "events"!
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Doctors to Obama: Let us treat Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike
More than 150 doctors and other medical professionals are asking President Barack Obama to allow them to treat hunger strikers in the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "It is clear that they do not trust their military doctors," the physicians wrote in an open letter published in The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday. "Without [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:01:10 -0400
Time is on my side
If you have reached three-score and ten, as I have just done, youre permitted, perhaps expected, to mourn the passing of a better time, when tomatoes were tastier, the air sweeter. As Burt Lancaster in Atlantic City says to a young man struck by his first sight of the ocean, You should have seen it in the old days.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:20:36 -0400
Obama welcomes Talibans return to reconciliation talks, U.S. negotiations
President Barack Obama warmly welcomed the announcement on Tuesday of fresh reconciliation talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban, as well as plans to launch a new round of direct negotiations between the insurgent force and the United States. U.S. officials said one of the likely items on the U.S.-Taliban agenda would be the return [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:04:30 -0400
House GOP to host meetups with Hispanic voters in D.C. as part of outreach effort
In the midst of negotiations in Congress over an immigration overhaul, House Republicans are planning a series of meetings with Hispanic-Americans in the nation's capital as part of a partywide effort to woo minority voters. The House Republican Conference, chaired by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is planning four meetup sessions between Hispanic-Americans and Republican [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:54:06 -0400
Cory Booker talks urban policy, Senate run
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a top contender for New Jersey's vacant Senate seat, joined a panel of urban policy experts on Monday night to discuss national politics and local problem-solving. George Stephanopoulos, the ABC news analyst and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, moderated the discussion at New York's 92nd Street Y. It was one [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:22:55 -0400
Rep. Michael Burgess Says 15-Week-Old Male Fetuses Pleasure Themselves
ABC News Brooke Kettler reports: At what age do young boys begin sexual self-exploration? As early as 15 weeks in utero, according to Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas. Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful, said Burgess, a former...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:53:27 -0400
Taliban Agrees to Join Peace Talks
The Taliban said today that they are prepared to sit down for direct peace talks with Afghan and U.S. officials over the future of Afghanistan. The news comes as Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced today that Afghan security forces have taken over the countrys...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:13:20 -0400
Syria Crisis to Top G-8 Summit Agenda
The civil war in Syria is expected to dominate much of the discussion as President Obama sits down tomorrow with the Group of Eight leaders in Northern Ireland, just days after the White House confirmed the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assads...
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 07:44:46 -0400
Sarah Palin on U.S. Decision on Syria: 'Let Allah Sort It Out'
WASHINGTON Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin criticized the Obama administrations decision to supply weapons to the rebels in the civil war in Syria today, arguing that the U.S. should Let Allah sort it out until there is a stronger leader in the White House....
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:15:15 -0400
Rick Perry Mistakes Lebanon for Libya
WASHINGTON Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a bit of an oops moment today when he mistakenly referred to the administrations response to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi as occurring in Lebanon instead of Libya. I fear where weve come to in...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:47:15 -0400
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