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Hard-won Victories and Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

Small girl elbow bumping with a pediatrician while greeting at the clinic during coronavirus pandemic. By Dana Mannino There is no sugarcoating how hard this pandemic has been for all of us, and for some, more than others. It is also true that the pandemic has forced us to think in new and creative ways. For us at the library, we’ve been focused on how the library can serve you. […]

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Civic Lab Online: The Raise the Wage Act

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 3, 2021 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. The Raise […]

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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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My Office Yogi: Q&A and Office Yoga Session with Erin Wert

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on January 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert While we first met over 30 years ago, it wasn’t until our daughters became friends that Erin Wert became a dear friend of mine. Now our girls are nearly the age as we were when we met. Over these last five years I have watched Erin’s sincere passion for yoga grow and […]

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Easy Lunches For Busy People

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on October 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Sitting down at work the other day with my takeout for lunch, I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I had actually brought a meal from home for lunch. Between frozen meals and eating out, I probably haven’t enjoyed a homemade lunch in months. I have no issue with eating […]

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Zen Your Workspace

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on October 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley A year ago, I moved from a small office I shared with 2 other people, to a cubicle in the middle of a relatively high traffic area in our administrative offices. My former office had windows, plenty of natural light, and few distractions. My new workspace has no windows or natural light, […]

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Don’t Be That Guy (In the Workplace)

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Teens on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert Good idea or bad idea? You show up at your first day of work in an office wearing shabby cargo shorts and Old Navy flip-flops. You hate your job and decide to quit. Rather than give notice, you just stop going. Hopefully, the answers are obvious. These are bad ideas. They are […]

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The Search For Rejuvenation

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

The Search for Rejuvenation. Taking care of yourself when life is good, so you have the reserves to make it through the bad. by Aileen Luppert I attended a job training a few weeks ago. After three days of intense conversations and reflections, I was exhausted, but optimistic about how to apply all the lessons learned. Many of the people in the room (including me) seemed to sense the enormity of what might be ahead and we went […]

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