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Virtual Book Club: The Big Library Read

Posted in News on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

Virtual Book Club: The Big Library Read We’re hosting our first online book club featuring the Big Library Read from OverDrive: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum, by Michael McCreary. Video chat with other readers to discuss this hilarious and one-of-a-kind memoir.   Virtual Book Club: Funny, You Don’t Look AutisticONLINE (ZOOM)Fr […]

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Let’s keep reading: Take the Spring Reading Challenge

Posted in News on April 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Here we are in week three of “homeschooling” or what my youngest calls “keep practicing to not rot your brain.” My family of five has been together nonstop for the longest period of time since… ever. And it’s a struggle.  It’s a struggle for my husband and me to work from home […]

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KSPS offers virtual storytimes for pre-kindergarten & elementary-school age kids

Posted in News on April 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

KSPS Every Child Reads Storytimes KSPS PBS is offering a collection of pre-kindergarten through grade 4 read-aloud stories from local educators, librarians, and community members. You can watch and listen to these great stories with your little ones and try some of the fun reading activities. Here are two stories that you can experience now. […]

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Digital Library: Making the most of the online resources

Posted in News on March 26, 2020 at 10:40 am

When you are learning, working, or relaxing at home, you’ll find that we have digital resources to save you money and help you learn and have some fun. To get the most out of our digital resources, visit our Digital Library web page. There, you’ll see a drop-down list of categories in the upper right-side […]

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Become a fiction frequent flyer with short stories

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades As a novel enthusiast, I love returning to the same characters, settings, and writing styles for days or weeks at a time. It feels like taking an extended vacation. Short stories, in comparison, can feel like weekend getaways that end too soon. But Neil Gaiman has pointed out the positive side of […]

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Green looks good on you: Digital resources for gardening

Posted in News on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

Whether you’re new to gardening or looking to spruce up your spring and summer gardens, you’re bound to find the ideas, information, and help you need with these digital resources. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Find creative gardening ideas and how-to instructions for many gardening projects and topics, including these and more from Hob […]

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Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibition at Foley Library

Posted in News on March 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Brad Matthies UPDATE: March 13, 2020 The Americans and the Holocaust exhibit opening is delayed until April 1, and all March exhibit events are cancelled.  Please see this webpage for a detailed list of canceled events. This decision was made with an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of our supporters and […]

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Discussing difficult topics with children

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

father and daughter talking, with dog in park By Gwendolyn Haley I have found that parenting includes the need to have difficult conversations with children. My family recently lost a beloved dog, Pepe, who had been with us for over 14 years. He was an old dog and spent more and more of his time resting and sleeping. So while we were prepared […]

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Let’s create: Blacksmithing, 3D printing, Pi Day Pie School & live art demos

Posted in News on March 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

You can fuel your creativity at the library. Make and create something delicious or something forged from fire or the depths of your imagination. Plus see art being made. CREATE 3D Printing Drop-in Hours Stop by to see the 3D printer in action. Learn how to use Tinkercad software to create your 3D rendering. Get […]

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Booklist for kids: Reading for the Earth

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Although Earth Day isn’t until April 22, the blue skies, longer days, chirping birds, and tiny green spears of germinating bulbs are enough to remind us of the everyday beauty of our planet—and the increasingly alarming need for wise stewardship of it. While it can be tricky to talk to kids about […]

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