TAG: adults

15 Minutes of Community Science Can Make a World of Difference

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 2, 2023 at 7:00 am

When you hear someone say that that something is “for the birds,” they mean it is foolish and not to be taken too seriously. This month, the Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17–20 invites everyone to do something for the birds that isn’t foolish, is in fact helpful, and could be quite fascinating... […]

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Women’s Heart Week: Heart Disease Signs, Risks, Prevention & Library Resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Women’s Heart Week Organized by the Women’s Heart Foundation, Women’s Heart Week is celebrated each year February 1–7 and aims to educate, raise awareness, and teach the symptoms and preventions of serious heart diseases in women. According to both the Women’s Heart Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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We Love Puzzles: A Library vs Library Challenge, Plus Swaps, Books & History

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Abra Cole I come from a long line of puzzlers (people who enjoy puzzles). Growing up, we played with simple shapes with wooden knob handles that we clumsily assembled. As we grew older, the complex puzzles with 1000+ pieces became the standard. Most holidays and family gatherings still include at least one epic puzzle […]

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Stream Popular Movies & Acclaimed Films to Explore a World of Cinema with Kanopy

Posted in News on January 25, 2023 at 6:00 am

View movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos that inspire, enrich, and entertain with Kanopy, the latest addition to our Digital Library. You can stream from Kanopy to enjoy an ad-free experience on your TV, mobile devices, and tablets as well as online in your browser. Viewing with Kanopy is […]

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Call for Submissions: Create Art & Reconnect for Our Community Art Show

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 4, 2023 at 9:40 am

Community Art Show By Alison Johnson We’re hosting a Community Art Show again this year! For 2023, the theme is all about reconnecting—with other people, places, and ourselves. To go along with that theme, the canvas for all art in this year’s show are postcards. During January, each of our libraries will have a postcard craft station with […]

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The Season in 5 Senses: Finding Calm, Centered, Peaceful Moments

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

For some of us, this is the season of overwhelm. Expectations we have for ourselves or that others have for us can be downright unbearable during the holidays. This year, I propose trying a different approach to the holiday season. Namely, let’s take a step back, give ourselves a little space, and try to find more meaning in doing less. If you ha […]

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Stepping into the New Year with Art Show Submissions, Great Author Talks & Loads to Explore

Posted in News on December 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

You can start 2023 by exploring new things and honing your skills at the library. Express your creativity with a submission to our art show. Try out a family book discussion. Check out video magic using a green screen. Tackle your unfinished crafts with the encouragement of other pro-craft-inators. And that’s just the start! Check […]

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JobNow: Live Coaching & Online Help for Your Job Search or Career Change Is a Click Away

Posted in Business and Careers, News on December 7, 2022 at 4:30 am

By Crystal Miller What Is JobNow? JobNow from Brainfuse is a one-stop resource for job seekers and anyone looking to change up their career. This online resource can be accessed while you are in any of our 11 libraries and onboard LINC. And with an in-district library card, you can access JobNow from home or […]

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A Booklist for Bookworms: 5 Engrossing Titles About Books, Building Community & Mysteries!

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 6, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson Reading a book that revolves around books makes me happy. I am sharing my joy of books about books with other book lovers out there. Here are five books that feature either a fictional author, editor, librarian, bookseller, or a community of readers, and of course… books! I hope you’ll give one […]

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9 Guidelines for Writing Book Reviews & How to Add Yours to Our Catalog

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Andrea Brumbaugh Not all personal book reviews are created equal. If you have spent any time on Goodreads, you’ve most likely seen some that simply state, “I hated it,” or “I loved it.” If these readers are writing the review for themselves so that they can look back later and see how they felt […]

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