we love the bookmobile!

Once a month, on a Tuesday afternoon, the Annapolis Valley Regional Library’s Bookmobile rolls into Scots Bay. It’s always an exciting day at my house – from the scramble to locate books that need to be returned, to the anticipation of the arrival of books we’ve placed on order, to the celebratory “book haul” spread that takes place on our living room floor after the books are brought home. (I’ve even been known to break out in a rousing chorus of “Oh, oh the AVRL Book-mo-bile’s a comin'”  – the words sung to the tune of “The Wells Fargo Wagon”

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Remembering Jerome

While the world has been memorializing the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I’ve been thinking about a quieter, yet equally mysterious passing that happened on the same day. In the mid-nineteenth century a man who became known as “Jerome” was found on the shores of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, mute and missing both legs. He lived for over forty years with a local family. Many attempts were made to locate his relatives, with hopefuls rumoured to have travelled from as far away as Alabama and Milan, but when he died on April 15, 1912, the mystery of

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