Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

April 12, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the April 2021 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Nora loses her job, her cat, and her only piano student in a single afternoon. She falls into despair as the last meaningful parts of her life disappear. And as the day […]

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

March 23, 2021 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator *Author’s note: I am in no way a doctor; I am simply someone who has lived with this disease for many years. This is a blog post meant to inform, it is in no way medical advice in any form or fashion. If you have any […]

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Book Review: Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay

March 22, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the March 2021 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Jane has a secret. Actually, she has seven secrets—each of them a well-placed lie. And every lie helped her life spiral toward the worst version of her world. At least, that is […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2021 – Adrianna Holt, Adult Services Americans are genetic mutts. A majority of people are a mishmash of everything that came over from another continent. My parents both have Irish origins on their respective sides of the family, which ultimately turned me into one little stereotypical leprechaun. Not really, but I am a […]

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Freedom of Information Day

March 16, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services In the world of random holidays, March 16th is National Freedom of Information Day! Naturally, as a librarian, freedom of information is important to me—it’s quite literally my job.  Libraries provide access to information, tools for analyzing information, and programs and displays to share information.  The American […]

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Pi Day

March 14, 2021 – Adrianna Holt, Adult Services So what’s the big deal about pi?  Pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. There is so much more to pi than that though!  If you’ve ever taken a math course that involves this mathematical concept, then you very well know […]

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Book Review: Once Upon a Sunset by Tif Marcelo

March 11, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the February 2021 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Diana’s life feels a bit off-kilter now that she’s ended her long-term relationship and lost her grandmother. However, she is determined to take everything in stride. For Diana, this means ignoring her […]

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Picture Books for National Women’s History Month

March 8, 2021 – Sharon Anderson, Youth Services Coordinator Happy National Women’s History Month! Celebrate with some great picture books that recognize the many roles women have played in history. In the not-so-distant past (when I was in school), children’s knowledge of women in history was pretty much limited to Martha Washington and Amelia Earhart.  […]

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Music In Our Schools Month

March 1, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services I am a band nerd. From my first experience reciting songs in the round back in elementary school, to my first concert playing the recorder in 5th grade, to my high school honors band experiences playing the tuba, I have always loved playing music, both solo and […]

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The Tale of a (Possible) Former Asnomic 

February 27, 2021 – Adrianna Holt, Adult Services What is anosmia? Should I say “Gesundheit” when someone says it? No. Anosmia is basically not being able to smell or “smell blindness.” It is the loss of the ability to detect one or more smells. Sometimes it is temporary, but sometimes it is a bit more […]

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