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Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

Are you curious about the best TVs of 2018? Or, maybe you want to know if your car has a recall and if so, what do you do next?  Or, maybe you need to know which window air conditioner is the best for you. Well, you can get answers to those and many more questions… Continue reading Consumer Reports – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

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New Title Tuesday – Creative Quest by Questlove

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, Creative Quest by Questlove with Ben Greenman, is an uplifting and entertaining exploration of the creative process and what it means to seek personal and intellectual challenges. And who better to offer these insights than Renaissance man, Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) who is maybe best known as the Roots bandleader on… Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Creative Quest by Questlove

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Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday

Before I saw this title, Just the Funny Parts . . . And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club, I had no idea who Nell Scovell was.  But, I’ve certainly watched most of the shows she’s written for. Publisher’s Summary:  You’ve almost certainly laughed at Scovell’s jokes—you just didn’t know it until now. Just… Continue reading Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday

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MedlinePlus – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

If you’ve ever been a patient, a parent, or a caregiver, then no doubt you’ve had questions before or after seeing the doctor.  While I’ve been known to google symptoms and self-diagnose, the fact is that there are too many ads and there is no guarantee that the information is reliable or current. That’s why… Continue reading MedlinePlus – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

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The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday, The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú, is timely, humanistic, and at times bucolic and savage.  It’s one part whispered confession and one part academic instruction. Publisher’s Summary: For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in… Continue reading The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

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The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish – New Title Tuesday

It took luck to get my hands on a Library copy of  The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish because it is very much in demand.  This week’s New Title Tuesday selection is not only a story of a survivor of emotional and physical abuse, but a testament to the philosophy that a person can survive… Continue reading The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish – New Title Tuesday

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Free Genealogy Tools – Spotlight on OFPL Resources

It was the pictures of headstones in a small family cemetery with dates going back the the early 1800’s that sparked an interest in learning more about my maternal grandmother’s ancestors and the kind of life they lived in Jackson County Tennessee.  I was naturally interested in knowing which ones formed the line that led… Continue reading Free Genealogy Tools – Spotlight on OFPL Resources