Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson felt driven by a voice in her to write a book about a young girl who was raped just before she entered high school. This book was Speak. It sparked much controversy and many conversations about the trauma of rape and rape culture.
Spring is probably my favorite time of year. The feeling of freshness in the air, rain cleansing my soul, the newness of everything…this is why I love spring. How has this time of year been celebrated by others?
Never miss your favorite author’s new book again! Did you know you can get an email alert when they have just published a book? Or maybe you want to be notified when the newest book on your favorite topic comes in – say crafts, cookbooks, or American History.
So let me first start this out with the fact that, at first I was slightly embarrassed by my obsession with K-Pop. And I use the word obsession because that's exactly what it is. Clearly I'm no longer afraid to express my love of K-Pop. Why you ask? Because it's awesome! Like no joke, the best thing in existence. So let me to take you to the beginning:
I’m letting the world know for the very first time: I am an introvert and I’m proud of it! Introvert is a misunderstood word in our society. The extrovert is what people love to see; an outgoing, gregarious person. Schools have arranged classrooms into circles and work places have open areas to facilitate ideas to hone in on the skills of the extrovert (this isn’t a ne
Each January, most of us make resolutions we hope will result in a better version of ourselves. Generally, eating less and exercising more top the list. For those of you who may want to save money, volunteer, get smarter, meet new people, and read more, don’t forget about the public library.
Did you start off January with a bang full of great ideas and resolutions for improving your life? Are you getting to the sagging middle of the month unsure of whether or not you will complete your resolutions? Why do we start of the new year with such energy only to have it waver by February?
Our library has overdue fees, also known as “fines” It’s certainly not a favorite aspect of my job. I’ve seen people who recognize me from the library panic at the sight of me and skip aisles in the grocery store only to later approach me in the checkout line to confess: “I know I have overdue fees!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Krampus, everywhere I go.
In recent years, Krampus has been catching on in the United States, but not in the correct way. There are many movies and books that scratch the surface of our horned friend and blow his reputation out of proportion.
With the holidays upon us, it's time to think about buying presents for our people, right? Some of the best gifts you can give a reader are ones related to authors and titles they love. The following is a list of websites that will help you locate a unique literary or book themed gift idea for the bibliophile in your life. Have fun! Buy a little something for yourself...or perhaps, your favorite librarian?