Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Annie in Circulation who has been with us since spring, 2018. Easy going and with a wide range of interests, Annie is always happy to help patrons. Next time you come in, ask her to tell you about her wide variety of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Annie P.
In the spirit of supporting a shared positive outlook, today's suggestions promote a general sense of peacefulness and happiness - just like pie. The first course is an appetizer: Paul McCartney's most recent album, Egypt Station - and not just because I'm a fan. I went looking for something to listen to and was put off … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This new blog features staff member reviews of their favorites books. This month, Lila Simmons shares a title that her two children and she enjoy. Thank you, Lila. My minis + I LOVE a good bedtime story and Pete Begler delivered in spades with The Fearless Travelers’ Guide … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations
In the spirit of new beginnings, I'm recommending readers try something out of the ordinary with the start of the New Year, maybe a graphic novel, an audiobook, or non-fiction title. I chose the graphic novel, The Prague Coup (writer Jean-Luc Fromental and artist Miles Hyman) because I was reminded recently how images and artwork inform the … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Try Something Different
This "Meet the Staff Monday" is unusual because we are turning the spotlight on one of the most familiar faces here, Patricia “Pat” McClane, who has decided it's time to retire. Never wanting to be the center of attention, Pat shied away from signing up for this blog. But with her impending departure and a … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Miss Pat in Circulation
When I woke this morning, I did my usual time-wasting scroll online and came across the famous words, "These are the times that try men's souls," from Thomas Paine's first "American Crisis" essay published December 19, 1776. Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh is a wonderful way to tell young people about this … Continue reading Wake-Up Wednesday
We often begin the last month of the year ping-ponging between events, shopping, and preparing to host visitors. As the new year approaches, some people make resolutions. Rather than pretend I'll try to lose weight or start exercising, I prefer to enjoy the quiet and contemplative mood of long, ever-darkening nights lingering over lovely books … Continue reading Titles for Embracing 2019 – New Title Tuesday