Selected Staff Pick

Selected Staff Pick

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

From Library Journal: "The fascinating story of the construction foreman who survived for 10 years after a 13-pound iron rod shot through his brain. Fleischman relates Gage's "horrible accident" and the subsequent events in the present tense, giving immediacy to the text...The author presents scientific background in a conversational style and jumps enthusiastically into such related topics as phrenology, 19th-century medical practices, and the history of microbiology.

He shows how Gage's misfortune actually played an intriguing and important role in the development of our knowledge of the brain...Phineas Gage brings a scientific viewpoint to a topic that will be delightfully gruesome to many readers."


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Coming Up Soon: Show Your Card, Show Your Support

Show Your Card, Show Your Support

The Maplewood Library Grassroots Fundraising Committee is sponsoring ‘Show Your Card, Show Your Support’. From October 17 to 23 when you show your MML card (or mention the promotion) participating Maplewood restaurants will donate a percent of your pre-tax dining bill to Maplewood Library.

Other restaurants will have a can for cash donations for you to give what you like (and some will even match all donations collected!)

All donations from this promotion will be used for adult and children’s programming and collections.

In early October, a list of participating restaurants will be available at either branch and on our website.

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