We’re all creative. We’re all innovators. We might be out of practice or out of the habit of thinking outside the box, but we all have that capability. Hopefully some of the projects we featured this week will excite and inspire you to create, learn and share new experiences with family members and friends, both inside and outside the Library.
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday! We couldn’t do what we do without you. Please consider kicking off the charitable season with a donation to YOUR Library!
Samhain is a holiday that recognizes shorter, colder days and the dominance of night and invites self-reflection and quiet meditation. As the final harvest before the long winter, it is a time to take stock of what’s grown (literally and metaphorically) over the past year and contemplate the coming year. Practitioners decide what, if anything, they want to leave behind or stop doing (such as a bad habit or negative energy), and what they want to actively cultivate moving forward.
This is the year you finally write your novel! The Library is here to help with resources, events and lots and lots of coffee. Yes, you read that right–we’re providing you with free coffee.
Fall, in particular, always gets me thinking about food: where it comes from, how it gets to me, what’s been done to it, whether or not it’s “good” for me. The food we eat today is very different from the food we ate even 100 years ago. It’s grown differently, processed differently and available year-round thanks to global shipping.
If you’re over 50 years old and read a book for thirty minutes a day, you’re likely to outlive your non-reading peers, according to a new study published in the September 2016 issue of Social Science and Medicine.
Here are three ongoing comic series that explore difficult topics and taboo subjects. Sex Criminals is a series about two people who rob a bank to save a library. Bitch Planet looks at the way we treat women and hold them to impossible standards. And Morning Glories examines violence and youth (with some time travel thrown in for good measure).
Pokémon Go captures all the best elements of the pokémon games and tv show I watched growing up: exploring, discovering new pokémon and their abilities, the excitement of seeing a pokémon evolve, battling other players to become the best. If you want to go further, check out the Library’s collection of pokémon DVDs and books!
Steven Rowley’s debut novel Lily and the Octopus is about the bond between man and dog, between friends, and also lovers. It follows frustrated writer and chronic first-dater Ted and his dog, best friend ever and constant companion and confidant Lily, a 12-year-old dachshund who develops a brain tumor. Yes, it’s sad, and yes, it will probably make you cry.
The world can be an ugly place. We are reminded of just how ugly with tragedies like the mass shooting in Orlando that left 50 people dead and more wounded. Hopefully this book list will help you heal.