Category Archives: Websites

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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LGBT History Month 2019

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) October is LGBT History Month! Started in 1994 by high school teacher Rodney Wilson, this monthly observance is a time to celebrate the diverse and longstanding history of the LGBTQIA+ community. The celebration also coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11.

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It’s Gemini Season

by Lois H. Buckle up everybody because it’s Gemini season. For some, it’s a time of loathing or choice memes. For me and my fellow airy twins…this is our time. Gemini season runs from about May 21 to June 21. This is the time of year when the sun transits the Gemini constellation. According to […]

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From Podcast to Page

By Lois H. It’s safe to say that I’m a podcast fanatic. I listen while driving, cleaning, walking, and any other moment of the day that I can spare. I even listen to a podcast while I’m trying to fall asleep! This past weekend, I spent an inspiring two days listening to my favorite creators at […]

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Breaking News: Circulation Changes

by Kimberly P.  Extra, Extra, Read All About It! So if you’re anything like me, you’re constantly checking out DVDs, CDs and online materials from Overdrive.  Also, if you’re anything like me, you’d know having a limit of ten each can be even more restricting than your britches after a huge Thanksgiving feast. Well, we […]

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Bestseller Time Capsule

by Lindsey A. A few months ago I discovered a website (it’s not pretty) that lists past New York Times Best Sellers by week. What this generates is a literary time capsule from the time you were born. I turn 36 next month, specifically on July 31. I’m an Eighties baby, raised on a diet of Care […]

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Bookish Podcasts

by Lindsey A. There was a time when podcasts intimidated me. Once I realized I could easily access them through my iPhone podcast app, they had me hooked. I love history podcasts (Stuff You Missed in History Class, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, History Extra, etc.) and true crime podcasts (My Favorite Murder, Atlanta Monster, In […]

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Book Resolutions for the New Year

Do you make any book-related resolutions this time of year?  “No more reading and walking at the same time” or “Don’t give up on a book before the 50-page mark” or “Try reading a Sci-Fic book” or “Don’t use family photos as book marks” (we library staff never know what to do with them). A […]

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New Year’s Resolutions and the Library

If you quizzed folks to name their top New Year’s resolutions, the top answers would fall under weight loss and exercise. For those of you in good health here are a few ideas for the New Year. The website suggests helping others. “A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether […]

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New Read Resolutions

2014 was a great year for books and reading, and 2015 is looking to be equally terrific. Do you have any reading resolutions for the new year? Want to get out of a rut and read all kinds of interesting new things? Find recommendations from Sno-Isle’s crack Readers Advisory team here! Do you want to […]

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