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Batman v Superman: A Comics Primer

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BatmanVSuperman By David Wyatt “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone Batman and Superman aren’t buddies. They fight for the same team 99.9% of the time but their […]

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Discover Millwood

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_Millwood By Kelsey Hudson If you wander into the Argonne Library this month, you’re likely to find old photos everywhere. No, we haven’t cleaned out our old scrapbooks, but are proud to display a collection of historical photographs and artifacts gathered by the Millwood History Enthusiasts. What’s more, this display is just a (fantastically interesti […]

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Take care of your heart

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_TakeCareOfYourHeart By Jane Baker My chest was pounding so fast and hard, as if my heart was going to bust through my rib cage and explode. I felt woozy and was glad to be on my way home, I just wanted to lay down, close my eyes, rest…suddenly the jolt of my car hitting the guard […]

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Imaginary Friends

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ImaginaryFriends By Sheri Boggs “Mom, did I ever have an imaginary friend?” I click my pen and wait for an answer, aware that this very blog post was due three hours ago and I need some way to introduce it. But alas, Mom is no help. “No, honey. Your sister had Paul,” (Paul being a plush […]

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On my coffee table

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnMyCoffeeTable By Brian Vander Veen In my head, my home coffee table is something like the platonic archetype of coffee tables, with a few books arranged in a tidy stack, next to a generously sized mug–on a coaster, of course–still steaming with the fragrant, nutty aroma of freshly brewed coffee. And sometimes, for a rare and […]

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A Valentine’s list for the miserable, stubborn, and disillusioned

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_AntiValentinesDay By David Wyatt Call it Anna Howard Shaw day. Call it a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make you feel like crap. Or call it Valentine’s Day. Not everyone looks forward to this holiday, regardless of your relationship status. So if you’re not feeling particularly romantic here’s a list for your reading/listening/viewing pleasure […]

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Library Hack: How to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PerfectValentinesDate By Gwendolyn Haley Valentine’s Day is not a big deal for my husband and me. As two working parents with three kids at home, we usually don’t have the time or the energy to go all out on a romantic date. This year, I’m going to plan a low fuss, low stress date night using […]

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7 Books you must read before you see the movie

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadBeforeYouSee By Kelsey Hudson As a librarian I feel I must advocate firmly for books in the age old books vs movies debate. I mean the Percy Jackson films just butchered the story and the new Hobbit films literally put me to sleep. That being said, there are many fantastic film adaptations out there. I still watch all […]

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Love your heart: Local resources for American Heart Month

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_LoveYourHeart By Clarissa Fidler A week ago I woke up around 4am with intense pain, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I got out of bed and walked up the stairs like a hunchback, clutching my chest and abdomen. I only made it to the living room before the pain forced me to the floor. Scared and […]

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Understanding the basics of an estate plan

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_EstatePlanning By Alicia Levy Guest writer No matter how substantial or modest your assets might be, it is important for everyone to have an estate plan. If you pass away without a will or other valuable estate plan documents, it can be challenging for your family and loved ones to manage your affairs. Additionally, you will lose control over how your asset […]

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