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Share a Story, Read a Story

Last month, the library hosted one of the final events in our Libraries Transforming Community grant from the American Library...

Browsing for a Good Read

In a previous life, I was an Animal Scientist. No one actually knows what an Animal Scientist does, but basically I studied livestock,...

Building a New World

As almost everyone knows, because I don’t keep it to myself, I love fantasy. Partly, I love that in fantasy good almost always triumphs...

Reading - A Form of Meditation

“No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material.” – Sarah J. Maas Sarah Maas is one of my favorite YA...

The Story of Who We Are

There are stories we tell ourselves over and over again. They become the cornerstones of our lives. Our talismans, our anchors. They tell...

The Benefits of Being Grumpy

Every time I visit a foreign country, I go to libraries and bookstores. At the bookstores, I haunt the English language section searching...

Craving Historical Mysteries

You know how there are days you just have to have mac and cheese? Or brownies? There are definitely brownie days. Well, for me, reading...

A Smorgasbord of Collective Nouns

When it comes to poetry, I often feel like I’m in over my head. A lot of poems, I don’t get. A lot of times, I feel like I’m circling...

Struggles of a Failed Meditator

I honestly had visions of this time of staying home and social distancing as being calming and peaceful. After the initial rush for...

Dialogue Across the Distance

When I was a child, my father died. I remember, when my mother told me, wondering who was sobbing so uncontrollably. Until I realized it...