We often take our minds and bodies for granted. Right until they stop working properly. When they do, everything is harder- our relationships, our jobs, just lying in bed can be hard when you are sick or struggling with issues related to mental health. For those with issues that are more impactful than getting this […]Read More from Graphic Novels: Medical Memoirs
Precocious children in fiction novels always make for great characters. They might not always be believably kid-like, but they allow the writer a unique perspective from which to write their novel. These characters bring a sense of innocence and allow the author to have a character just learning how to be a person. One who sees the […]Read More from Precocious Children Make Great Characters
One of the very best things about working for a library is talking to folks about books and movies when they come up to the desk. I cannot tell you how many times a patron has walked in to return a book or called to place a hold on an item and raved to me about […]Read More from On YOUR Recommendation
Are you trying for a promotion? Hoping for a raise? Applying for a position with more responsibility? One great way to make yourself a more attractive employee is to continue to refresh and improve your skill set. KCLS offers free access to Lynda.com for library patrons. Lynda.com has a wealth of classes you can watch […]Read More from Give Your Career a Boost!
So you know what fake news is, and have learned to read beyond the headline. But your detective work does not stop there. Good news articles often discuss or directly link to supporting sources of information. That source may be a speech given by a politician, a scientific paper, a court ruling or even a […]Read More from Fake News: Check the Supporting Sources
Watergate is the scandal to which all others are compared. You have heard it on the news. The sound bites go something like: "In what might be the biggest scandal to hit Washington D.C. since Watergate...", or "Is this [name of politician]'s Watergate?" President Richard Nixon's name and his involvement in the cover-up of a […]Read More from Listening in on Nixon and Watergate
Are you an expert investor looking for the resources to decide how to re-balance your stock portfolio? Have you got some savings and are thinking ahead to retirement and figuring that whole mutual fund thing out? Maybe you just have a checking account and don't know a money market account from a monkey. No matter […]Read More from Get Your Mind On Your Money!
Cat gravity refers to the powerful force your cat has to keep you sitting when it shows up on your lap for a snuggle. You know, just when you were going to get up and grab something. Cat gravity is a force both powerful and impossible to predict. The duration of its effects can be short […]Read More from Cat Gravity: Nerdy Fiction W/Feline Mass
Every April is National Poetry Month. And every April I pick out a few collections and fall back into my love/hate relationship with poetry. It is similar to the love/hate relationship I have with salad. I feel that I should eat salads. They are, generally speaking, healthier than a pizza or a burger in the […]Read More from Dear Poetry: I Hate You, I Love You
None of us want to be taken in by fake news. We want to be told the truth so we can make informed decisions about the world around us. But the first thing we need to understand before we can avoid fake news is: What is fake news? If you are trying to formulate a […]Read More from What Is Fake News?