Category Archives: Books Checked Out

Our reviews and recommendations on the books we think are worth checking out.

Based on the book

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Pop some popcorn and settle in to read books that inspired movies. This year the nominees for the Academy Awards included several movies based on…

Feeling Blue?

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Constantly sad? Always gloomy? Do you know somebody who is? Some people lead unhappy lives; some people suffer from clinical depression. Here are some books…

Learn something new every day

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT There is a book for almost every topic you can imagine. To help manage daily life, cookbooks have recipes, medical books provide information about health,…

It’s Christmas time!

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Good cheer, family, traditions, gifts and gingerbread houses echo in the Christmas music and stories that surround us at this time of year. The books…

New England Book Awards

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Autumn in New England means colorful foliage and the announcement of the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) New England Book Award winners. NEIBA considers…

Talking about Books

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Although reading is usually a solitary activity, it can spark thoughts and feelings that readers want to share with others. Book discussion groups offer forums…

Which Witch Book is Which?: Fiction

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Pointy-hatted crones decorate spooky Halloween displays. On October 31 people in witch costumes of all sorts parade about the streets. The Salem witch trials still…

Russia: Then and Now

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Russia is a frequent topic in the news of 2017, both for interference in the United States presidential election and because this year is the…

The Freedom to Read

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT If you choose not to read a book, that is your choice. Libraries offer a wide variety of books from which every reader can make…

Childhood revisited

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT When you visit the Rutland Free Library during the summer, you will see posted a colorful array of names representing the many children who are…