Category Archives: Books

The Misfits

by Lisa C. I may be a total misfit, but I’ve reached the point where the usual comfort viewing and reading suspects aren’t quite soothing my social distancing woes. Imagining happy, boisterous gatherings and adventurous travels is just making me itch to do the same. Instead, I’m seeking inspiration and fortitude from another favorite archetype: […]

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Social Distancing with Sourdough

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) I was gifted a sourdough starter last summer. I made two loaves of sourdough bread and then promptly forgot about its existence in the back of my refrigerator. Then I started working from home. After the first few weeks of social distancing, I noticed an increase in sourdough bread-related […]

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Simple Stitches

by Hannah K. If you’re like me, you may need something to keep yourself busy while we’re all staying home. I’ve rearranged my living room three times, baked and ate a few dozen cookies, and sorted my bookshelves by my personal feelings about the author. If I don’t find something to keep my idle hands […]

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Sew You Have Some Time on Your Hands

by Marie B. I enjoy the opportunity to pause and reflect as much as the next person, but I must admit that I am looking for more ways to fill my time. I’ve tried my hand at many a handicraft and have (mostly) found them rewarding and enjoyable. I learned to sew with a machine […]

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Carve Out Some Time

by Marie B. Lately I’ve found myself with a little extra time on my hands.  Even an inveterate couch potato such as me can only watch so much TV.  For me, crafting is a fun way to fill my time, and it (usually) results in the creation of something useful.  I enjoy sewing and crocheting.  […]

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Genealogy and the 2020 Census

By Isaac H. Yes, yes, you’ve probably heard the 2020 United States Census is upon us. “Sure, but why is this such a big deal? It’s just a headcount for the country!” – you might be saying.  The truth is, it’s a really big deal! The United States Census is one of the most important […]

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Tuck into a Classic

by Craig B. If you’re like me, you’ve suddenly found yourself with a lot of spare time on your hands. Without seeming too presumptuous, my fickle bandwidth indicates that you’re doing exactly what I’m doing: binge-watching television shows. I’m currently on Season 5 of Downton Abbey. As a member of that sliver of humanity that […]

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Women in Film

­­ By Julie T. Women in Film As we wrap up Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the women in film, both their roles in front of and behind the camera. These women called the shots from the Director’s chair, inked unforgettable animation, created iconic movie monsters, and doubled for performers by doing stunt-work. Check out […]

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Runaway Bunny

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) It doesn’t take much to get me spiraling down a WikiHole, on a Google frenzy, or placing holds on every book written by my current author of interest. When I’m interested in a topic, I want it all. And I want it now. Like the time I listened to […]

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I’m Okay

by Marie B. As a self-aware control freak, I spend a lot of time thinking about what to do and whether what I already did was the right thing to do.  Choices, amirite?  Today, though, things will be different.  Why?  Because March 16 is Everything You Do Is Right Day!  The unsure and the confident […]

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