Author Archives: Kristi S.

Family Fun on Hoopla

By Kristi S.  Well, it is official. Kids are going to be home for the rest of the school year. If you need something that will keep your kids from interrupting your Zoom meeting, or you are just looking for some lighthearted family fun, check out the wide variety of options on Hoopla! With Hoopla, […]

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Always Available Audio

By Kristi S.  We are in unprecedented times, and I don’t know about you all, but I am looking for an escape. When I get really stressed or sad, I find the best thing to distract me is an audiobook. If you are also looking for an escape, give one of our many no-wait audiobooks […]

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

By Kristi S.  A wonderful thing about working in libraries is that you rarely run out of reading material. Occasionally, though, I have weeks where none of my holds arrive and I am left to scour the stacks. Like many patrons, I find the choices overwhelming. Recently, I realized when browsing that I gravitate towards […]

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That’s What She Read

By Kristi S.  With the release of the podcast Office Ladies, I have decided to re-watch the series yet again. This time, I find myself thinking of what the characters of The Office might be reading. I mean, not a lot of work gets done in their office so I am assuming they all have […]

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Sweet Surprises

By Kristi S. Merry December! By now, you’ve probably spent a month eating discounted Halloween candy, gorging on pie, and generally overeating in preparation for winter hibernation. Or is that just me? Either way, the feast is not over because we are entering the sweetest month of all. And one of my favorite ways to […]

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If You liked Hocus Pocus…

By Kristi S.  We are deep in spooky season and I just have one question: how many times have you watched Hocus Pocus? I have a fraught relationship with this movie. As a kid, everyone in school was talking about the Sanderson Sisters and I so badly wanted to get in on the conversation. Unfortunately, […]

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Crossing Borders

By Kristi S. I’ve written before about the power of fiction to both educate and entertain. Obviously, nonfiction is incredibly important, giving voice to real experiences, but fiction adds extra emotion for me. For that reason, I turn to fiction when I am looking to take a deep dive into current events. I want to be […]

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Jane Austen Smackdown

By Kristi S. Prepare yourselves, because I am about to say something that will make bibliophiles everywhere angry: I hate reading Jane Austen. Years ago, I slogged my way through Pride and Prejudice and have not picked up another Austen novel since. I find that I lack the patience to sift through all the minor […]

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Walk it Out

By Kristi S. It’s (almost) officially summer and the weather is inching its way towards the mid-70s. That means Washingtonians are pulling out their shorts and hitting the trails to enjoy our beautiful state.     I love walking and hiking, especially with my dog Huffle. Some of my fondest childhood memories come from day […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Humor, That’s All Folks!

By Kristi S. We’ve reached the end of Beyond Bestsellers: Humor, but that doesn’t mean that the laughs have to stop! If you have not had your fill of humorous books this month, keep browsing lists and our many blog posts for suggestions. If you want to see all of your options, you can search […]

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