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Toaster: Free to Good Home

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on July 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_GlutenFree_Toaster By Kim Harshberger I hate the term gluten-free. It brings up a lot of negative connotations, misunderstandings, and sometimes, abject horror. It also doesn’t begin to describe the choice my husband and I have made for our family. To be clear, no one in the family has a negative physical response to gluten. We do […]

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Best. Massage. Ever.

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on July 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Jane shares her experience get the Best. Massage. Ever. on her trip to Bali. by Jane Baker I may have fallen asleep, although I didn’t mean to. The light breeze from the ceiling fan cooled my skin as massaging hands kneaded away at the muscles underneath, the sweet scent of frangipani, soft trickling of a nearby waterfall, then…a rooster. I opened my eyes, focusing on the perfectly manicured toes […]

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Library Hack: eBooks and Audiobooks

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on July 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Cara gives insider tips on how to get the most from our donwloadable eBooks and audiobooks. by Cara Strickland My to-read list is frighteningly long. Most of my friends are readers, and we love to give out book suggestions to each other. One good book leads to another and before I know it, my Goodreads account is bursting at the seams. My life doesn’t leave as much margin as I would […]

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Should You Count Your Calories?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on July 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Should you count calories? Ben Greenfield weights in. by Ben Greenfield Guest Writer I’m a bit of a self-quantification nerd. But I don’t count calories. As a matter of fact, I hate counting calories. Sure, most standard, run-of-the-mill dietary advice would lead you to believe that to lose fat, maintain your energy levels, or maximize performance, that you must painstakingly log every little […]

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on July 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Kindergarten by Rachel Edmondson I can’t count how many times somebody has looked at my girls and told me, “Enjoy these years. They will go by so fast.” Some days I have to restrain myself from rolling my eyes as I sarcastically think to myself, “Oh yes, this day is going so quickly. It began with poop, […]

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Sweet Without the Heat

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on July 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SweetNoHeat by Kelsey Hudson I love baking for myself and others, but when the summer heat rolls in, the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven and turn my apartment into a sauna. No sir, in the summer I like to keep my recipes oven-free and simple. I’ll save the rest for […]

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Help on Wheels

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on June 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_HelpOnWheels by Aileen Luppert We have all had times in which life’s challenges push us to the point of needing help. The first time I was without a job, I was at a loss as to what to do. When the next job didn’t come quickly, someone suggested that I see if I could get help […]

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Simple Strategies for Water Safety

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on June 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_WaterSafety By Gwendolyn Haley I’m a bit of a worrier. I freely admit that I have a tendency to be an anxious parent. No one told me that once I became a parent, every potential threat would loom large over their lives like the sword of Damocles. Illness, accident, injury or anything bad that happens to […]

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Elementary, My Dear Reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on June 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Elementary, My Dear Reader By Cara Strickland When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of the Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew. To this day, The Westing Game is one of my favorite books. As a teenager, and then an adult, although I spent plenty of time in other genres, I usually find several mysteries in my “to-read” […]

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Independence Day Holiday Closure

Posted in News on June 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All facilities will be closed Friday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.   We will resume regular hours on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Our physical libraries will be closed, but whether you’re at the lake, in the car, by the pool, on a plane, or anywhere else this holiday (and summer) takes you, our digital resources […]

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