Veterans Day

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In honor of those who have served, we would like to highlight our military collections.

Lt. Butts’ medals, commendations, dog tags, and diary are all on display. His diary has been transcribed for people to read through without damaging the original. Lt. Butts’ served in Company F. More information about his service can be found on his Wikipedia page.

Company F of the 108th Regiment served in both WWI and WWII. The Company F collection includes scrapbooks, photos, and a guidon. The guidon is a swallow-tailed flag borne by a military unit to mark their position.

Just inside our front doors you can see a painting of the Medina Honor Roll, listing those from Medina who served in the armed forces during WWII. The painting was made by Ray Robinson and depicts his father, the original artist, adding names to the Honor Roll.

We also have a record of Vietnam soldiers from WNY who were killed in action and a scrapbook about the Medina Veterans Memorial.

November is a month for giving thanks for family and friends, make sure to show thanks for our veterans too.

NYT Bestseller Aug 16

The top 5 sellers in Paperback Nonfiction for this week are listed below. Each is followed by 3 similar titles that we own at the library. If you enjoyed one than you probably will enjoy the others too!

1. The Boys in the Boat by Brown
Breaking the Ice by Ruggiero
The Boys of Winter by Coffey
The Story of the Olympic Games by Kieran

 

 

 

 

2. I am Malala by Yousafzai
If I am Missing or Dead by Latus
I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced by Nujood
Half the Sky by Kristof

 

 

 

 

3. Outliers by Gladwell
Entrepreneurship by Brown
The Confidence Code by Kay
You Are Not Special…and Other Encouragements by McCullough

 

 

 

 

4. The Glass Castle by Walls
Lifeguarding by McCall
A Teenager’s Journey by R. Pelzer
A Child Called “It” by D. Pelzer

 

 

 

 

5. American Sniper by Kyle
SEAL Team Six by Wasdin
A Sniper’s Journey by Mitchell
The Reaper by Irving