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New Books to Help Manage Your Money

Lately, I've been working on updating our personal finance books at the library. Lots of those classic titles and authors you've heard of have updated versions, so I've been purchasing newer editions and taking out the old, outdated material. No matter which titles sound good to you, you want the most up-to-date resources when it [...]

By | October 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Romance Project #2

I made it a resolution to explore the romance genre in 2019 since I was woefully unfamiliar with this ultrapopular genre. I posted several months ago with a few of my favorites and I wanted to update again with more great romance I've read since then. As always, I welcome any suggestions and I would [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books to Help Little Worriers

There have been a slew of picture books published this year about kids dealing with worries and anxiety. If you know a little worrier (or maybe you experience anxiety yourself!), these books about anxiety and mindfulness might help! Picture Books about Anxiety The Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr (2019). I am a huge fan [...]

By | October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read Native Authors

With Indigenous Peoples Day last week and Native American Heritage Month coming up next month, it's a good time to be thinking about reading books by American Indian authors. The library is here to help with the following great reads. An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo (2019). This collection of poems by the Poet Laureate [...]

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

Organize Your Family History

Whether you've been tracing your family history for years or are just getting started, chances are good that organization is a struggle.  The sheer number of documents that researchers accumulate, whether digital or on paper, makes organization a daunting task for most of us.  Everyone has different work flows and goals when it comes to [...]

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

Homeschooler Fridays

Friday mornings at the library are Homeschooler Fridays.  Every Friday at 10:30 we have an exciting hands-on activity or presenter.  So far this year we’ve made our own stop-motion animation movies, had a robot battle with Edison robots, played a variety of math games, enjoyed a board game day, learned about tools, tested out some [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Books by Latinx Authors

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and this is a great time to pick up a book written by a Latinx author. Here are a few of my favorites for kids of all ages. For the littles: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (2013). If you have a wrestling fan [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Favorite Picture Books from Early 2019

I've been catching up on reading picture books from this year, and a few from early 2019 have caught my eye.  Here's what impressed me from a crop of books published earlier this year!   B is for Baby by Atinuke (2019) In this sweet adventure focusing on the letter "B," Baby has fallen into [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Horror reads for Halloween fans who don’t usually read horror

With our neighbors decorating their homes for Halloween and planning their seasonal parties, spooky season is upon us! If you're not a longtime fan of horror authors like Stephen King and Ania Ahlborn, it can be tough to know what to pick up when you want to be scared. I've got you covered with some [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ahoy, Matey! It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Arrrrr! September 19 be talk like a pirate day. If ye be hankerin' fer a bucketfull of great pirate books, take a gander at these! Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist (2004). Jolly Roger is not like the other pirates. He smiles instead of scowls and the other pirates banish him belowdecks when there [...]

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