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Reader Request: The Anti-Wimpy Kid

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We all know how popular the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series is. If you have a child under, say, fifteen you know all about the misadventures of Greg Heffley. The books are unavoidable; like catnip for kids. Which is great! Except.... What if your child isn't a fan of the Wimpy Kid stories? What […]

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Get Ready For – “Snowden”

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Okay, folks, this is not a drill. Filmmaker Oliver Stone-- the man who brought us "JFK," "Platoon," "Wall Street", and "W"-- is releasing his newest tale of American patriotism and treachery: "Snowden," based on the life and actions of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and NSA contractor who blew the whistle on the NSA's […]

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What to Read While You’re Waiting for Sharknado 5

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The Sharknado series of movies (KCLS has them on Hoopla) are extraordinarily silly; very nearly on a par with Plan 9 from Outer Space or The Eye of Argon fanfic. The premise would seem to be impossible--tornados made of sharks? But if you follow Film Theorist MatPat: Maybe not! What if there could be death storms […]

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Back to School with KCLS

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Where did the summer go? It’s hard to believe that August is nearly over. It was a very busy summer at the library. This year over 31,000 kids and teens participated in the annual Summer Reading Program. For those of you who don’t believe young people read anymore, we definitely disproved that! As September looms closer […]

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For Those About to Rock Band

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Are you a karaoke person? I feel like I could be one, but generally my introversion keeps me from embarrassing myself in public (library conference karaoke notwithstanding, but that's a story for another day). (Also, yes, we have library conferences. They're as amazing as you imagine.) But my general stage fright never keeps me from […]

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