First Posted: 3/7/2012

Susan Cain’s hardcover best seller, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” is now available at the Abington Community Library as an unabridged audio book production.

Cain charts the rise of the extrovert ideal in the 20th century and explores its far-reaching effects. She draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts, introducing successful introverts who made many of the great contributions to society, from Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” to the invention of the personal computer.

“How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply,” by Martha Maeda, is a new addition on the non-fiction shelf at the library.

For any homeowner who has ever considered solar power as a viable means to save money and the environment, this guide will help them get started right away.

Learn how solar power works and what it requires, from cost and equipment to preparation and maintenance, and what an increasing number of people have experienced when they turned to solar power as a means of saving money and reducing their imprint on the environment.

“The Royal Wulff Murders,” by Keith McCafferty, is a new mystery at the library this week.

Sheriff Martha Ettinger suspects foul play in the drowning death of a young man on the Madison, a Montana trout river. She soon finds herself crossing paths with newcomer Sean Stranahan, fly fisher, painter, and has-been private detective, who has more luck catching fish than clients until he is hired to find the missing brother of Velvet Lafayette.

As they each pursue their own line of questioning, both the sheriff and Stranahan uncover clues to Montana’s Big Business: fly-fishing.

Upcoming Events

“Enjoy Learning Latin While Reading Latin,” Thursday, March 8, 4 to 5 p.m. Grades 7 – 12

Spontaneous Debate, Friday, March 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Grades 7 – 12

2nd Saturdays at the Library, Saturday, March 10, 1to 3 p.m. All ages

Teen Vegetarian Cooking Class, Sunday, March 11, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Grades 7 – 12

After-School Program, Thursday, March 15, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Ages 5 – 10

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