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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Hidden Gems on Kanopy

by Craig B. I’m already a cinema junkie by nature, but during our recent stay-at-home orders, I’ve ratcheted up the regimen. If black belts could be handed out for eyestrain, I’d be a sensei master. To broaden my expertise, I’ve been taking advantage of every nook and cranny the internet has to offer. Kanopy is […]

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Spring Migration and Hyperlocal Birding

By Alyssa S. For bird lovers, spring migration is a magical time. An unusual visitor or an unfamiliar song amidst the usual voices incites wonder, and we welcome the return of reliable favorites. With the current stay-at-home order, many people have more opportunity to observe the migration occurring through our own yards and neighborhoods. Yearly […]

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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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The Great Courses

by Craig B. I’m a hermit by nature. A shiftless layabout. A couch potato. While you, a socially adjusted human being, are having dinner with your friends, I’m eating Fancy Lads Snack Cakes in a post-nuclear wasteland. While you’re counting footsteps in the local park, I’m eating cookie dough off my Snuggie. But my life […]

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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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Beyond Bestsellers: Humor

By Kristi S. Here we are in the merry month of May, and we are ready to celebrate the sunny days ahead with our next Beyond Bestsellers theme: Humor. If you need a refresher on what Beyond Bestsellers is all about, here’s a quick recap. Each month, we are challenging our reading habits by trying […]

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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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Your next track or album?

by Brian H. Where do you go to find the music you love or search for new music to love?  There are so many sources to explore music and musicians. One that I go to regularly is NPR Music. In particular their Tiny Desk concerts series and podcast of All Songs Considered.  I regularly look […]

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Surviving Your Summer Road Trip

By Kristi S. Are you planning a road trip for this summer? If you are, I both admire your courage and question your sanity. A road trip sounds like my literal nightmare. The motion sickness, the confinement, dealing with other drivers, the fact that the majority of your vacation is effort rather than relaxation. I […]

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