Gratitude, Your Way

Gratitude doesn't take much time. But it does take reflection and a bit of mental effort to bring gratitude into your day. There's a lot not to be grateful about, and yet there is almost always something we can reflect on positively, at some point in the day. I have a family member who hasn't been […]

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From 1843 to Zyzzyva

I'm pretty sure that I could easily kill an afternoon reading through library magazines.  There's just so much available, so much variety.  Once in a while when I tell someone that I work in a library, the response is along the lines of "I'm not that into books." I'm willing to bet that almost everyone can […]

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R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore

Sad news out today, the passing of Sir Roger Moore. Outside of the Bond films, he acted in a wide variety of genres - westerns, comedies, classics, romance features, and more. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Moore for his humanitarian work with UNICEF in 2003. Our family didn't really go out to movies growing up, so the […]

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NW Natural History – Discover, Uncover, Recover

July 5 is the unofficial start of summer hereabouts.  Between now and then, as you enjoy the comforting patter of occasional showers (and hail and lightning), explore some of the natural history of our extraordinary region. Eventually, we'll recover from our moldy sodden winter/spring. Apologies to Eastern-leaning folk; this list is a bit Western-centric. Natural History of […]

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On The Lighter Side

We've just had our wettest February/March on record. Taxes are due. Flower blooms are late. Politics is... no, never mind. Fortunately, April is National Humor Month. It's also National Fresh Celery Month, but it's harder to create a booklist about fresh celery, so I'm going with humor. The thing is, everyone has a slightly different […]

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Leap into Business?

I've never started a business and I hope never to try; I marvel at those who do. It has to be one of those big life decision events. If you decide against, perhaps you'll always wonder what could have been. If you decide to leap, it's likely a life-changing rollercoaster ride. Either way, why not get […]

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10 to Try Genre Benders

KCLS recently introduced the 10 to Try reading challenge. One of the reading categories is a genre that you've never read before. Why settle for one when you could double your pleasure with a genre bender? Genre benders are books (or films, music, etc.) that mingle two or more genres, or that place a classic subject into an […]

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