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What’s Happening at the Library

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If you can’t make the talk, please stop by to see the map and read Fannin’s booklet.  The History Room is staffed with knowledgeable volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., and they would be happy to show you the fruits of Fannin’s research, among other treasures.  


The Friends of the Library Bag Sale runs through the end of January.  Pick up a bag at the front desk to fill with books for just $3.00.  There’s lots to choose from; we know you will find that perfect book for you or a friend.


January events:

•Mother Goose on the Loose continues on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with stories, rhymes, song, dance, and more.

•Evening Book club meets Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner.

•Family Movie Night is Monday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m.  Movie TBA!

•Morning Book Club meets Monday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. to discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

•Book Signing with author Robert Guillaume on Monday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m.


We added four new bestsellers, two new children's books, and five other new books to the collection this week.  The new bestsellers include "The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia," "A Delicate Touch," and "The Boy: A Novel."

On Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m., area resident Eugene Fannin will give a talk about Indian Trails in the Whitewater Valley at the library.  Fannin recently published a booklet by that title, detailing his extensive research into Native American trails and ceremonial mounds, which he has donated to our History Room at the library.   Fannin is passionate about local history.  He retired in 2006 and began researching Native American Mounds.  While investigating information about ceremonial mounds that predict summer and winter solstices, Fannin started to incidentally run across information on Indian trails in the area.  For a while, he kept filing the information on the trails away while he focused on learning about mounds.  Eventually, he realized that he had amassed a large amount of very detailed information on Indian trails in the Whitewater Valley, so he decided to create a map of trails and mounds.  Fannin donated the map to the History Room of the Cambridge City Public Library, and you can see it displayed here. Fannin’s research is all based on primary sources:  historical documents, newspaper articles, and original surveyors’ notes.