Author Archives: Victoria Tirrel

AUT in the Coffman Library

By Joanne Kendall Originally published in the January 2019 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter What’s the deal with the headline above? Should it read “OUGHT”? Or even “AUGHT”? Actually, neither works in this context. In 2017, 1666 Coffman Newsletter contributor … Continue reading

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Slender Books for Airplane Reading

By Carol Van Why A couple of months ago when I was looking for a book that wouldn’t take up much space in a carry-on bag I got an email from Coffman resident, Bob Tapp.  In it he shared a … Continue reading

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Most Award-Winning Books Per Shelf in the Collection

By Carol Van Why Two excellent books donated by Coffman residents made me pause and think about how good our SCI/TECH/MATH and ENVIRONMENT NATURE collections are.   One of the new books is Roger H. Stuewer’s Age of Innocence: Nuclear Physics … Continue reading

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Cozy Up to the Library This Winter

By Carol Van Why Originally published in the November 2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter Winter is on the way. A sure cure for cabin fever is to enjoy those frigid sunny days from the comfort of the Coffman library. New … Continue reading

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Armchair Travel in the Coffman Library

By Carol Van Why In preparing to spend two weeks in fourNew England states during October, I first cruised the 1666 Coffman library shelves.  A book in the TRAVEL WRITINGS section, The Last Empty Places by Peter Stark, offered up … Continue reading

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Library Committee

By Katie Weiblen Originally published in the October 2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter New picture books have been added to the children’s area on the second floor of the  library. Residents are encouraged to view and use these wonderful additions and share … Continue reading

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A Minnesota Tradition

If you follow the Minnesota literary scene you may be aware that the Minnesota Book Awards have been awarded since 1988.  Between now and November 16, 2018, submissions are being accepted for the awards that will be announced on April … Continue reading

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Some of 2018’s Best Books and More

By Carol Van Why Originally published in the September 2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter In June, the Library Committee asked you to tell us what new books you’d like to see in the library. Those titles are among the dozens … Continue reading

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Most Definitely A Community of Readers!

By Carol Van Why We asked and you told us what you’ve been reading this summer. All of your recommendations are combined in a list that you can find on the Library’s website at the Resident Reading List – Summer … Continue reading

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Lounge, Connect, Browse, Borrow

By Carol Van Why and Victoria Tirrel Originally published in the August 2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter So good to see so many people enjoying the library these days, either for reading or taking advantage of Coffman’s wifi. By now … Continue reading

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