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Unique Nerdy & Geek-Inspired Workouts, Plus Books & DVDs to Get You Moving

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

It’s National Hike with a Geek Day (annually on June 20)! When I found out about this day, I started thinking of all the nerdy and geeky types of exercise I’ve tried or heard about over the years. Some mainstays include LARPing and geocaching. Recently, activities combined with apps can get you moving, like ... […]

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Dozens of Opportunities to Explore Hobbies, Get Information & Discover Something New

Posted in News on April 19, 2023 at 6:00 am

Nonprofit organizations can explore the power of Foundation Directory Online in a workshop focusing on how to find grant makers that want to fund your organization’s mission. Foundation Directory Online is now available to use at all our libraries, making it convenient to do research. Small businesses can explore how to leverage social media in […]

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23 Library Programs to Try Out in March – Surprise Yourself!

Posted in News on February 14, 2023 at 6:00 am

March programs offer ways for you to explore activities and hobbies that are creative and fun as well as workshops with help and information for financial education, including tax aide, the Working Families Tax Credit, and Medicare. Other library programs you can attend include these topics of interest: gardening, genealogy, health and well-being, […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is monkeypox?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Monkeypox: Fast […]

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Are You Smoke Ready? Helpful Information to Get Ready & Reduce Your Smoke Exposure

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

Smoke in sky from fires in a wooded mountainous region By Lisa Woodard, guest blogger Smoke Ready Week With the arrival of summer comes the concern about wildfires and the potential for another summer with smoke-filled days. The threat of wildfires is real, and work is underway by many federal, state, and local agencies to reduce this threat. We also know that the threat of […]

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Civic Lab Online: Invisible Illnesses & Disabilities

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

Feature image for Civic Lab Online, Invisible illnesses and diseases, October 2021 An increasing number of Americans have been and continue to be diagnosed with conditions that can’t be seen by the naked eye. How do we create a society that provides access to people with debilitating medical conditions? […]

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Finding comfort & resources during a pandemic

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 13, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate, reschedule, reimagine, and even relocate. This has been a time of radical transformation for many, if not all of us. While the pandemic has left few lives untouched, its effects have not been equitable. Some of us have struggled with cabin fever and online […]

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Escape screen time this winter

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

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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I went walking

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole By now, you’ve probably seen the memes, videos, and funny comments comparing us, during the pandemic, to our dogs—roaming the house in constant search for food (and while we’re pacing around the house, we’re also jumping up and down when we see the mailman and barking when we see people walking or […]

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Self-care from pandemic times to the best of times

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades As counterintuitive as it may sound, self-care during a pandemic is basically the same as self-care at any other time. A saying sometimes attributed to Dolly Parton—but actually dating back to at least 1859—sums up the situation nicely: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Perhaps the hardest […]

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