Ode to Parties I’ll Never Throw

By Kristi S. Every year around this time, I am seized with the spirit of the season and decide to throw a party. I put all kinds of cookbooks on hold, plan my menu, make a playlist, and Pinterest like crazy. Then, I remember that I hate parties and am not at all social. So, […]

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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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Gifts from the Heart: Do-It Yourself

by Dawn Every year my family does a Pollyanna gift exchange (otherwise know as a Secret Santa), where we each get assigned one person in the extended clan. Lately it has sadly disintegrated into mostly gift cards, which seems a little pointless to me, but every now and then something wonderful comes from it. Undoubtedly the best […]

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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 about.com suggests helping others. “A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether […]

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