First for a Reason

On August 16 newspapers throughout the country published editorials in response to the Boston Globe’s call to repudiate the current administration’s frequent use of the term “fake news” and more urgently the labeling of journalists as “enemy of the people”.  I found it heartening to see the responses from over 400 newspapers denouncing these words… Continue reading First for a Reason

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Everything I didn’t know I needed to know

Did you know that there have been four great bearded movements through human history, beginning with Hadrian in the second century? Of Beards and Men by Christopher Oldstone-Moore How about the fact that there were sound economic principles underlying whether or not pirates chose to fly a pirate flag, and how they distributed liquor? The… Continue reading Everything I didn’t know I needed to know

Under-the-Radar: Young Adult Fiction

With so much information accessible to us at all times, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to read. There’s just too much! Bestseller lists and online reviews help, but we end up reading a lot of the same kinds of books. Plus, a lot of these lists are driven by publishers who have the… Continue reading Under-the-Radar: Young Adult Fiction

Bullet Journaling Basics: Interview with Brandie Burrows

On Wednesday, July 25, the library is hosting a workshop called Bullet Journaling Basics. Bullet journaling is a system of organization that combines list-making, scheduling, and task management with inspiration and mindfulness. Created in 2013 by designer Ryder Carroll, the concept has since taken off, spawning multiple social media hashtags (#BulletJournal is just the beginning!),… Continue reading Bullet Journaling Basics: Interview with Brandie Burrows

Register to Vote at the Library

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. - Sharon Salzberg There is no shortage on strong opinions around politics, politicians and governing parties these days. What I find interesting is that more people don’t practice their right to vote. According to the Census Bureau in the… Continue reading Register to Vote at the Library