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Melissa

/Melissa Wiseheart

About Melissa Wiseheart

Likes: science fiction and fantasy books and movies, genealogy, history, geography, cooking, journaling, playing Age of Empires, and a bunch of other nerdy things that are too many to list. Dislikes: spicy food, avocados, cold weather, country music, birds, the beach, snowmen, and a host of other things that are basically phobias.

Knowing Your Government

Here is Your Indiana Government, a biennial publication of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource for learning about Indiana's government.  It contains: Descriptions and contact information for the various government offices throughout the state. An explanation of how the voting process works. An explanation of how the legislative process works. Links for [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill By Abbi Waxman 2019, 332 pages   As I was straightening the Lucky Duck books last Monday evening, I happened upon The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.  It was initially the contrasting teal and goldenrod coloring that drew my eye and then the title piqued my interest.  Once I [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Friend Zone

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez 2019, 367 pages "Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to [...]

By | July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chix in Space

I was going through the archives, looking for a picture, and I came across this framed patch from SHOT (Space Hardware Optimization Technology) Avian Development Facility.  As this summer's Summer Reading Club theme is A Universe of Stories, I thought this might be a good opportunity to highlight a local connection to NASA. SHOT, now [...]

By | June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Floyd County Bicentennial

Image from Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1800-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. This year is the Floyd County Bicentennial, meaning that Floyd County is two hundred years old!  It was established in 1819 and created from part of Harrison County and part of Clark County.  The black line in [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you into video games and need reading recommendations?

As some of you know, I am currently working on my Masters in Library and Information Science.  One of my class assignments was to choose a young adult magazine and provide reading recommendations for people who read that magazine and would like to read something within their interests.  I chose Game Informer.  It's our newest [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family History for Kids

Are you looking for ways to interest your kids in family history?  We are having Family History for Kids at the Galena Digital Library on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Click here to register and find out more about it!  This class will include a make your own family tree craft.  If you'd like to get [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing Up

I just finished reading Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (2017, 269 pages) for a class discussion.  I chose this book because it was praised by Kelly Regan Barnhill, the author of another book I read and loved.  At first, I thought it was a delightful fantasy novel about an island and the mysteries of what [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you manga?

I've been watching anime for years, but have only recently begun reading manga.  The first manga series I read was Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki (2010, 200 pages).  I chose this one because I had watched the anime and I wanted to see if it differed in any way.  It definitely did!  There's a lot [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Traditions

Christmas is a bittersweet holiday for me.  My grandma always made so many cookies and homemade donuts for Christmas.  When I was old enough, I helped her with the cookies. My two favorites are Springerles and German Sour Cream Twists.  However, I didn't always like Springerles.  When I was a kid, I tried one and [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments