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  • rocket launch
    Posted on: Monday, October 23, 2017

    As the Cold War simmered on, the world’s two great powers–the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union–continued to find ways to antagonize one another. From setting up puppet regimes and engaging in proxy wars to practicing espionage and disseminating propaganda, both nations desperately sought to gain any sort of an edge in the pursuit of dominance.

  • Man Booker Prize logo
    Posted on: Thursday, October 19, 2017

    144 novels were submitted, the longlist of 13 was whittled down to the shortlist of six, and the winner was announced October 17. First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker is one of the leading prizes for literary fiction written in English. For most of its history, the prize was limited to the UK and Commonwealth, but the rules were changed in 2014 to expand to all English language novels published in the UK during the year.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro image provided by Wikicommons
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    The Nobel Prize in Literature is given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work rather than a single title. This year’s just announced recipient is British author Kazuo Ishiguro.  Born in Nagasaki, Japan, Ishiguro moved to Surrey, England when he was 5 years old and was raised and educated there.  In a recent interview, he said he discovered his love for literature through the Sherlock Holmes stories he found at the library.  Yeah, libraries!

  • lore podcast logo
    Posted on: Monday, October 16, 2017

    Do you like spooky stories, folklore, and history? Then you NEED to check out Lore!

  • lore podcast image
    Posted on: Friday, October 13, 2017

    Do you like spooky stories, folklore, and history? Then you NEED to check out Lore!

    So what is Lore? It’s an award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast containing non-fiction (meaning real) scary stories, often told through the lens of folklore, written and narrated by Aaron Mahnke. Listeners have compared the experience to listening to campfire tales. If podcasts aren’t your thing, never fear. Lore is being adapted into a TV show, streaming on Amazon starting on October 13, and a book series, the first of which was released on October 10.

  • girl levitating
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    As a kid, I absolutely loved the Scooby-Doo cartoons. They were scary, but not too scary. There was lots of creepy stuff, but the monster always turned out to be just a guy in a costume, and everyone was fine in the end. It was silly and funny. There was a really smart girl who wore glasses.

  • group of friends sitting around the table enjoying eachother's company
    Posted on: Friday, September 29, 2017

    Who has ever hesitated to invite a friend over for a meal because of a dirty house, doubts about cooking, and performance anxiety? *raises hand* Inviting someone into our homes, even if they are a dear friend, can feel like more work than it’s worth. Wouldn’t it be easiest to go out to eat instead?

  • Posted on: Monday, September 25, 2017

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    • 121 each-hp compaq 6300 pro sff computer base unit
    • 6 each-dell optiplex 980 computer base unit
    • 1 each-hp compaq 6200 pro sff computer base unit
    • 3 each-dell latitude e6510 laptop
    • 105 each-dell 19” monitors
    • 1 each-hp scanjet n8460                                           

     

  • cat reading a book
    Posted on: Monday, September 25, 2017

    It’s often been said (by me) that the hardest part of writing one of these blog posts is cranking out a good introductory paragraph. Ideally, it would introduce a theme that ties the whole list together. Depending on who’s writing, a joke might be cracked or a heartfelt sentiment shared. And then we would gracefully segue into the part where the books go. Anyway, here are some of the great things you can check out at the library!

  • surfing in the moon light
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Usually I’m really good at making all of my selections fit together, have a theme, or at least finding some sort of vague way to bind them together, but this time I’m really not sure what that is. Here we have three stories that seemingly have nothing in common. A story of a life spent surfing (and eventually writing) sounds like heaven to me, but to the author made him feel at times lost, because he had spent his life chasing waves instead of stability, family, and the comforts of home.

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