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  • Interior Decorating Inspiration

    It’s May and spring is in full bloom. The days are long and warm and we have put away our winter things. Have you been spring cleaning? Perhaps along with cleaning your space, you would like to switch things up a little (or a lot). Maybe you would like to change the color of a … Read more

  • Q&A With Sean R. Frazier, Author of “The Last Available”

    Sean R. Frazier is a Columbia, MO author whose latest book is “The Last Available.” This stand alone comedic fantasy novel follows the bumbling adventures of six unlikely heroes as they attempt to quest their way into defeating an ancient creature that has awakened. Frazier is a father, a husband, a gamer, a runner and … Read more

  • The Votes Are In: This or That (Taylor’s Version)

    Still obsessing over “The Tortured Poets Department?” Don’t worry we are too! Not listening to it makes us so depressed we act like it’s our birthday every day. #IYKYK Last month we asked you about some of your Taylor Swift faves and you had OPINIONS! Here is a breakdown for you. … Read more

  • Staff Book Review: Unmasking Autism

    This DBRL staff book review was written by Max R. Carmony. Book I Read: “Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity” by Devon Price, PhD Why I Checked It Out: This book was recommended to me by a friend who is on the autism spectrum. Being autistic myself, I figured this book might help … Read more

  • Have You Heard the Buzz? It’s World Bee Day!

    By this point in the year, I’m sure you’ve seen a bee or two buzzing along from one flower to the next, gathering their food of nectar and pollen to take back to their beehive. Fun Bee Fact: There are over 450 species of bees in Missouri. Worldwide, there are 20,000! That’s a lot of … Read more

  • Cicadas Don’t Bug Me!

    One of my fondest memories as a kid is holding and watching cicadas. Their songs were my lullabies. In today’s environment of extreme bug-phobia and efforts to rid the world of all bugs, I’ve just come to say please be kind. There’s been a lot of excitement around the overlapping of a 13-year brood of … Read more

  • Menstrual Products for All @ Your Library

    Just like food and shelter, menstrual products are a necessity. Period poverty is a real thing that many folks face. According to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), the high cost of menstrual products keeps one in five American teens home from school each month. … Read more

  • June First Thursday Book Discussion: Hollywood Con Queen

    June’s First Thursday Book Discussion title, “Hollywood Con Queen” by Scott C. Johnson couldn’t get a more apt tag line its tag line “The Hunt for an Evil Genius.” The story starts when a private security consultant first comes across a corner of the “Con Queen’s” web of deception and follows a years long hunt … Read more

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