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  • Reading Harder in 2024! – Part 1

    2024 marks the 10th year of the Read Harder Challenge put on by the folks over at Book Riot, but this is my first year doing it! I decided there wasn’t enough going on this year, so I’ll read 24 books, and then share my thoughts on them every couple of months! So look forward … Read more

  • The Selector’s Selections: February 2024

    I’m back! I’m all settled in at work (literally, I’ve got multiple blankets and a space heater), and I’m ready to tell you about some new books! As always, if you prefer reading digitally, check the catalog after the books’ publication date to see if we have the e-book or e-audio. “A Tempest of Tea” … Read more

  • Ciencia Ficción, Zukunftsfiction & Tieteiskirjallisuus: Science Fiction in Translation

    There is a phenomenon that is prevalent in a lot of science fiction media: whenever the aliens crash land, visit or invade Earth, they always seem to end up in the United States. From Star Trek’s “First Contact” showing Vulcans landing in Montana to “Independence Day’s” undeniably evocative movie poster of the White House being … Read more

  • Meet the Mushrooms 🍄🍄

    . . . and other fun-guys, or fungis! Do you have a budding mushroom and/or fungi lover in your life? You’re not alone; there is definitely something sporing in the air and plenty of fungus among us. Okay, that might be enough puns for now, but it does seem like the mushroom has been popping … Read more

  • Shoegaze Literature

    There are genres of literature, there are genres of music, and today, I will make a case for letting the two play together. What I mean is this: What if we used music genres to describe literature? What might such an experiment reveal about the literature? Here’s a fun music genre to think about: shoegaze, … Read more

  • New DVD List: February 2024

    Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. “The Holdovers” – Website / Reviews  This Oscar nominated comedy follows a curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. … Read more

  • Award Season for Books – Youth Media Awards 2024

    It’s finally here! It’s award season … for books! Early every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are honored for the outstanding works they have published over the last year. Recognized worldwide for the high … Read more

  • New Memory Care Kits: Toys and Games

    I’m going to make a confession. I, an adult person with gray streaks in my hair, bought myself a Spirograph set a couple of years ago. I thought it would be fun, and it is. I find myself becoming totally absorbed in the activity of experimenting with different configurations of gear wheels and colors to … Read more

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