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Databases for Young Researchers

Information literacy is becoming an increasingly important topic among students immersed in the digital age. While information becomes more widely available online, it has become increasingly difficult to not only find the right information but also accurate information, especially for school work. The research process and locating credible information sources are becoming pivotal components of […]

A Blind Guide to Stinkville

It’s not very often that I come across a children’s book that accurately, authentically, and respectfully depicts a disabled protagonist (if I can find a children’s book with a disabled protagonist). Early last week, I picked up A Blind Guide to Stinkville—a middle grade novel with a protagonist who has albinism and a visual impairment—and was taken […]

Book Clubs of CLP

The Carnegie Library has numerous book clubs for a variety of hobbies and levels of commitment. The Light Literary Lunch Club is for time-pressed readers: It meets at the Downtown & Business branch to discuss a short story over lunch; Light refreshments are provided. Let’s READ English meets at the Main Library in Oakland: It […]

Rocky Mountain High

I recently returned from a two week trip to Aspen, Colorado. Nestled in a remote valley in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is best known for its ski slopes and ridiculously high cost of living, but it’s full of quaint and unexpected treasures, too. I expected to fall in love when I first […]

Mary Gaitskill and the Art of Progressive Perversion

Prudes beware: Writer Mary Gaitskill—once called the “Downtown princess of darkness”—earned her nickname from the oftentimes “taboo” subject material showcased in her books: drug use, prostitution, sex work, and sadomasochism. But while her writing is indeed dark, it’s funny too; It’s her raw characters—and her utter nonjudgment of them as a narrator—that makes her work […]