That Old Cape Magic is a novel of deep introspection and every family feeling imaginable, with a middle-aged man confronting his parents and their failed marriage, his own troubled one, his daughter’s new life and, finally, what it was he thought he wanted and what in fact he has. The storytelling is flawless throughout, moments of great comedy and even hilarity alternating with others of rueful understanding and heart-stopping sadness, and its ending is at once surprising, uplifting and unlike anything Richard Russo has ever written.
Through the generosity of the Narragansett Number One Foundation, Berry Library has 18 new children's books this week, including Skippyjon Jones - Lost in Spice. That’s right, spice. Skippy knows— from his big ears to his toes—that the planet Mars is red because it’s covered in spicy red pepper. To prove it, he’s off on a space jaunt replete with craters, crazies, and creatures from Mars. His new adventure is packed with witty wordplay, Spanish phrases, and Judy Schachner’s trademark hilarity. This rollicking romp is simply out of this world.
Sign up for a Portland Public Library card at Berry! Berry Memorial Library is PALs (PArtner Library) with the Portland Public Library (PPL). This allows us to issue PPL cards and Berry patrons may access the PPL online services. To apply for a PPL card, stop by Berry Memorial Library with photo identification with your current name and address (or two non-photo IDs), complete the application, and sign the responsibility statement. You can use your card immediately! Visit the Portland Public Library "Online Services" page for more information.