10 to Try: May is for Mysteries

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I am not the biggest mystery fan. I know - this is blasphemy when May is Mystery month and one is a librarian who is supposed to love ALL the books. It's good to know one's weak points, I guess. When I first saw the 'Try a New to You Genre' square on the 10 […]

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Fake News: Read Beyond the Title

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Welcome to another blog post on fake news. We here at the library want you as savvy about what you read online as we try to be. None of us want to be fooled by fake news! It's a good goal for all of us to seek the truth so we can make informed decisions […]

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Grow Your Poetry Knowledge

April is National Poetry Month (I know you all were eagerly anticipating this celebration all year). Since my poetry reading during the rest of the year is sporadic at best, I always like the reminder to fill my to-be-read pile with new poets. If you'd like to honor the art of verse in April, the […]

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Read or Watch the Nature

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When I was growing up, Sunday evenings were sacred. Every week without fail my family and I would all snuggle up and watch the television series Nature. I loved learning new things about the natural world and seeing exotic creatures up close. This was such a cornerstone of my childhood, that it is not entirely surprising that […]

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Tale As Old As Time

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If you ask the average library staff member what their favorite Disney movie is, chances are high that they will talk about Beauty and the Beast. And is it so surprising? The heroine Belle is a consummate booklover. The Beast woos Belle with an enormous multistoried library. The two bond by reading together *happy sigh.* […]

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A Very Unfortunate Book List

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On the most unlucky day of Friday the 13th, a television series premiered on Netflix depicting the tribulations (the word 'tribulations' means a state of great trouble or suffering) of the unfortunate Baudelaire orphans. If you tuned in expecting a nice little television show with puppies, rainbows and a happy ending then you were sorely disappointed. […]

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One and Done Fantasy

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that all fantasy readers must be in search of the next big series. Well, not I! Although I dearly love fantasy, I do lose steam after one too many books in the same storyline. After working my way through the first seven (there are 17 total) books in Terry […]

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Books I’m Grateful For

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We're coming up on Thanksgiving season. That time of year where we take a moment (in between football, turkey, and making sure Aunt June doesn't hit the booze too hard) and give a thought to the good things in our lives. I have always been one of those book geeks that you see Buzzfeed make […]

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Wimpy Librarian Challenge Accepted 2016

All Hallows Eve is nigh - have you completed your Wimpy Challenge for this year? As I write this, my countenance haggard from too many evenings spent avoiding night terrors, I find myself grateful to be alive after another month subjecting myself to the horrors that come from the library. However, these long nights of […]

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Wimpy Librarian Challenge 2016

I am prone to nightmares. Give me a horror book and I’ll show you lights on and hiding under the covers until dawn the next day. It wasn’t until I made a promise to myself to read something a little spooky every October that I was able to better appreciate the horror section of the […]

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