Net Neutrality: Finding the Facts

Coined in 2003 by a Columbia University law professor Tim Wu, "net neutrality" is the idea that all data should be treated equally on the Internet. The topic of net neutrality, however, is not neutral and many opposing viewpoints exist in conversations about it. Get the facts on all sides of the conversation in these […]

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Get Ready for NaNoWriMo!

For those wondering what in the world NaNoWriMo is, National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo) is an annual internet-based, creative writing project that challenges participants to write a 50,000-word manuscript in 30 days. It begins November 1 and ends at 11:59 pm on November 30. If you have been putting off writing your […]

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Creepify Your Crypt

You're reading and watching some seriously spooky stuff. You've settled on a great costume. You've bought enough candy to rot your teeth a thousand times over. What else can you do to get yourself in an appropriately hair-raising mood? You need to create a suitably scary atmosphere, of course! It's time, my friends, to creepify […]

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A Readable Feast: Diwali Treats!

Welcome back to A Readable Feast, where I convince my wonderful coworkers to share their most treasured recipes with us! This time around I've landed a real gem, folks. The Indian holiday of Diwali (or Deepavali) is just around the corner and one of my lovely coworkers has shared a favorite Diwali-related recipe with me. […]

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Reading Is Easier with the Dyslexic Font from Overdrive

OverDrive is the only US eBook provider to offer a dyslexic font option as a reading setting. Select this option in the OverDrive app, Libby, browser-based OverDrive Read, and at the OverDrive website. Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble […]

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Afraid of Friday the 13th?

This week marks the second (and last) Friday the 13th of the year, and the fact that it takes place in October makes it all the sweeter for fans of the Friday the 13th movie franchise (and the horror genre overall).  However, if you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th), this day […]

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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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