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Tech Talk Time

Wed., Oct. 28
Connect Tech Technology, a word that is both enlightening and terrifying to our society. Right now, as the world has paused, the use of virtual technology and online resources to connect with each other has soared to its highest usage ever (probably). I have seen a lot of different kinds of accessible technology through my years working at LAMP, both of what we offer and…
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Haben Girma

Fri., Jan. 24
Black History Month is a time to remember those who started the fight against the societal imbalance between races, classes and cultures. We have so many idols to thank for the freedoms we have today and it is motivating to continue seeing more and more people rise up in the fight against these imbalances. There is one woman in particular who caught my eye when…
Cover art of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

An Epistolary blog post.

Mon., Jul. 8
Dear Reader/future reader/past readers/whoever wants to read this. It is just below an understatement how important books have been in my life. It isn’t just about the book itself but the memory I have attached to it. For instance, my very first journal entry was about my mom giving me Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I wrote a couple pages on how much I…
Stars, planets, and an astronaut against a dark blue background with text: Summer Reading Extravaganza Sunday, June 9 2019, 12-5 pm.

Blast off to Summer Reading!

Wed., Jun. 26
Summer at the library means books books books!  The Summer reading program is not just for teens and kids, it’s also for all our avid adult readers! There is a great list of books this year that you will not want to miss. Here are a few just to get you interested. There, There by Tommy Orange (DB91321) There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational…
Cover art of Grit by Angela Duckworth

Effort Counts Twice

Tue., May. 7
I have a twin sister who constantly gives me great things to include clothes, advice and book suggestions. Our book tendencies are opposite. I lean towards fiction while she leans toward non-fiction. Due to my lack of non-fiction inclination, I always ask her for suggestions which in turn fuels my next listing of recommend books. I’ve finally embraced the suggestions from her and now we…
Cover art of Going Some Where by Brian Benson

Going Some Where Else

Mon., Apr. 8
Have you ever come across a book that felt like it was fated to find you? Like you were meant to read it due to its parallel’s with current life situations? Such an occurrence happened to me last week when I was searching for a title of another book for a patron. Using goodreads, some “read a likes” popped up and I was drawn to…
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Inu no shima : Isle Of dogs.

Fri., Mar. 8
Let’s talk about Wes Anderson. A few years ago I was introduced to the Wes Anderson films through the brilliant movie Moonrise Kingdom. I loved the style, the symmetry, and the actors cast for the variety of characters in the movie. Since then I have run through all of his films more than once, re-watching favorites and adding on new ones each time. My recent…
Cover art of The Body Of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-ucci

Creed. doc.

Wed., Feb. 13
The Body of Christopher Creed (DB 52758) by Carol Plum-Ucci is a fiction novel that follows the story of a high school student named Torey as he navigates through his feelings of the disappearance of Christopher Creed. Creed, a somewhat unlikeable person, writes an ambiguous email that straddles the line between a goodbye note and a suicide note before, you guessed it, disappearing without a trace.…
Cover art of Educated by Tara Westover

The Lessons of Westover.

Sun., Jan. 20
At the end of last year Tara Westover’s memoir Educated (DB 90188) had popped up on my radar more than a few times. After half a dozen mentions I finally placed the book on hold even though I already had too many books checked out (#libraryworkerproblems). Up late babysitting, I burned through a large portion of the book in awe as I read about the experiences Tara…
Cover art of The Milk Lady Of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

Got Cows?

Mon., Dec. 17
When I find myself in search of a new book I pop on over to Goodreads for inspiration. One day while poking around, I came across a book with a cow on the front encircled by flowers. Intrigued (and judging a book by its cover…) I clicked on it to read further and found it was a memoir. After reading a passage about an impatient…