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"Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.”

Lawrence Block

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Darla Haines

Darla Haines
Phone: 982-5949
Office: 112 Funderburg Library

Featured Books

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