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What Do You Love about Your Library?

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners invited libraries around the Commonwealth to participate in its Love Letters for  the Library Campaign (#librarylovers) this month.  Providing an electronic toolkit equipped with bookmarks, posters, and social media graphics, along with …

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On December 1, our new SJP Parent Book Club held its inaugural meeting. Aline Donabedian (P’ 14, P ‘17), Norma Newell (P’19), Angela Dooley (P ‘19), Michelle Tracanna (P ‘17, ‘19), Christine Chang McNulty (P ‘20), Courtney Beach and Linda Walkins …

Posted by Linda L Walkins in Fiction, Book Clubs on Sunday January 15 at 06:40PM
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What are you reading? - Summer Reads


One of the reasons I love summer is because I have more time to read. At the moment, I am immersed in Italian author, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, the first of her Neopolitan novels. What will I read next?

I intend to spend the summer months traveling back in time to a 14th century…

What are you reading? - The Wright Brothers

At the SJP Book Club meeting in January, we talked about intriguing biographies we each had read and enjoyed.  Mr. Russo spoke in glowing terms about David McCullough's bio of Wilbur and Orville Wright.  He recommended the book so enthusiastically, I asked him to write about it in the next…

Posted by Linda L Walkins in Non-fiction, Biography/Memoir, Read for the Fun of It on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 09:45AM
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What are you reading?

Every Christmas season, there are a few favorite books I pull off my shelves to re-read.  One is a YA novel by Caroline B. Cooney called What Child is This. In Cooney’s heart-warming story about a Christmas miracle, three well-meaning teens help to save a lost foster child on Christmas …

Posted by Linda L Walkins in Holiday, Fiction, Read for the Fun of It on Friday January 1, 2016 at 09:39AM
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Read for the Fun of It: Contemporary Literature Inspired by Jane Austen

Did you know that literature lovers will celebrate Jane Austen's 240th birthday on December 16?

Today, Austen remains well regarded and her writing is as popular as ever.  Her light-hearted, but insightful portrayal of Regency period society still appeals to twenty-first century sensibilities.…

Read for the Fun of it in the Travel Section

Do you dream of traveling the world?  Visiting other countries or even other areas of the U.S. can be an enriching experience.  Before you go to the airport and board a plane to Scotland, California or Costa Rica, you can vicariously journey to someplace new by reading a travel memoir or a…

Posted by Linda L Walkins on Sunday May 10, 2015 at 11:03AM
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MSLA Conference: A Bright Spot in the Month of March

Many claim that March is the slowest month in the academic year.  For 31 days we report to school five days a week with nary a break in sight, while the bleak winter weather seems like it will never brighten (especially this year). Despite these challenges, I look forward to March each year …

Posted by Linda L Walkins on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 02:17PM
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Our Town: Classic Drama on the Stage and on the Page

In solidarity with our own Phoenix Players, the SJP Book Club read and talked about Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town in November Although it was written and first produced in the late 1930s, the powerful story of smalltown America still resonates with readers and …

Posted by Linda L Walkins on Monday December 1, 2014 at 10:41AM
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SJP Competes in WGBH's Super Sunday

Congratulations to our High School Quiz Show team.  After weeks of studying and meeting with coaches, Mr. Faherty and Mrs. Walkins, to answer practice questions in anticipation of Super Sunday at WGBH, the big day finally arrived.  On November 16, Sarah Smith `15, Seohyun Shim `16, …

Posted by Linda L Walkins on Wednesday November 19, 2014
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