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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African Heritage & Health Week (February 1st-7th)

February 1, 2021 – Alli Boyer, Adult Services I am, admittedly, a picky eater.  I usually tend to stick with safe foods that I know and love from my childhood, such as chicken strips or Kraft mac n’ cheese.  That being said, I came across this image of the African Heritage Diet Pyramid and was […]

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Coming into the New Year Hot

January 16, 2021 – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Coordinator Happy New Year! Regardless of whether your resolutions are big or just trying to make 2021 better than 2020, the new year is here and coming in hot (and I don’t mean the weather). January 16th is International Hot and Spicy Food Day! The perfect day […]

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Book Review: The Holdout by Graham Moore

January 11, 2021 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the January 2021 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Maya Seale, as a young juror, became part of a high-profile case to judge Bobby Nock, an African American high school teacher of the murder of his wealthy white student. The final […]

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