Remembering Mr. Rogers

I'm old enough to remember Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in black and white. We got our first color television when I was 13. By then, Mister Rogers was "baby stuff". Now I realize how much grown-up simplicity and truth went into these TV stories. We look back at the kindness and decency of Fred Rogers and…
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Music for Days Gone By

Every so often there's a song or a piece of music that pairs perfectly with the book I'm reading. For me, Rose Bett's enchanting and poignant song reminded me of the Prisoner of Zenda, a romantic adventure in which true love and duty clash. Published on the eve of World War I, neither the blithe…
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Meet the Author: Kelly Jones

Local author Kelly Jones has a penchant for quirky titles and unusual topics. Part letters home, part correspondence course information on chicken-raising, to-do lists and more, this adventure follows a city-girl turned country-farmer and her discovery that her family's chickens aren't just cranky, they have superpowers! Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Just out…
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Four Reasons Why Now’s a Good Time to Learn a Language with Mango

4. It's free with your KCLS library card. Choose "Education and Testing" under the Online Library drop-down menu at the KCLS home page, and scroll down. Or go directly to Mango Languages. First-time users can start with "Guest Access." Once you pick a language to explore, you can take a placement test. The "Hello, guest…
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My Guilty (Reading) Pleasure

Restoree Just take a gander at that cover, eh? What self-respecting hard science fiction nerd like yours truly is going to be anything but embarrassed to be seeing reading this book? But darn, it's addictive fun. Written by award winning SF-writer Anne McCaffrey (Dragonflight, Dragonsong), its been read and re-read by her many fans (including me)…
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