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  • Library 101: World War I and Armistice Day

    On November 11 we will be celebrating Veterans Day. It was established in 1919 by President Wilson and was originally known as Armistice Day, a day to remember the end of World War I, the war to end all wars. Continue Reading

  • Library 101: Election Trivia

    We are approaching one of the most important times of the year for a democracy, election time. It is not considered a major election year as it is between selecting a new president, but we are still inundated with commercials and mud-slinging. And as many late night TV shows demonstrate, there are a lot of opportunities to have fun. As one of the most famous humorists and social commentators of an earlier time, Will Rogers, said, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts”. We have gathered some interesting facts, trivia, and other items to tickle the fancy. Continue Reading

  • Banned Books Week

    What do The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien all have in common? These titles, among others, have been banned from libraries and schools in the US at one time or another. Continue Reading