Ten 1950s Sci-Fi Films for World UFO Day

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World UFO Day is today (July 2nd) and as a librarian with a passion for classic horror films, I though it would be fun to celebrate the occasion with some…

Graphic Novels and the Fate of Literacy

Visit my webcomic, No Pizza After Midnight, for more fun comics! Don't make the same mistake I did! Check out all these great graphic novels: Bone, American Born Chinese, Robot…

The Classic of the Month: Silas Marner

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Welcome to our second installment of The Classic of the Month! Last month, we looked at the perennially popular Pride and Prejudice. This month, we'll be exploring a slightly less…

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in…

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it's only logical that when someone is trying to write a parody or adaptation of a classic story, they will often try to write a title that is similar to…

The Classic of the Month: Pride and Prejudice

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Welcome to our new series: The Classic of the Month!  I love reading the classics!  These are a diverse collection of books written by a wide array of authors, but…

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander culture, diversity and heritage, please enjoy this selection of movies and documentaries, some available on Hoopla and Kanopy. The Farewellavailable on Kanopy This…

Introducing Large Print Classics!

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I'm very excited to introduce a new addition to our collection! Patrons have been asking and we've answered with a new selection of Large Print classics for your reading enjoyment!…

Beautiful Portraits of Our Animal Friends

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Whether they're our companions or something we watch in awe from afar, animals are such an important part of our lives (and such a fascinating topic of interest). The books…

A Small List of Giant Books

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What is it about giants that capture our imaginations? Perhaps it's just that they're so big. There's something awe-inspiring, frightening, and exciting about a creature that is so much bigger…

Folklore Fun! Scandinavia

What do the God of Thunder and Disney Queen Elsa have in common? Popular movie franchises? Well, yes. Flashy elemental powers? Um, also yes. However, the answer I'm looking for…

Author Spotlight: Lewis Carroll

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I still remember the illustrations from when I first read Alice in Wonderland. They were done in beautiful gouache, and the book was so big that I had to prop…

Using the NoveList Appeal Mixer

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Today, let's talk about NoveList! This is one of my favorite databases offered at the library. It's a great resource for finding your next favorite read. From author, title, and…

What I’m Reading: March 2022

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I don't know about you, but when it comes to books, it appears that my eyes are bigger than my stomach (or rather, my library bag is bigger than my…

Author Spotlight: John Steinbeck

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When I was in high school, if you were to ask me who my favorite author was, hands down I would have told you John Steinbeck. It was no question.…

Subscribe to Online Book Clubs

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It will come as no surprise to my readers that I read a lot of different things. And sometimes, I don't have the time to sit down with a whole…