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    Listen, Learn, Remember Their Names

    By: Maggie Riney Think of the strongest person you know. What characteristics does he or she possess? Do they face adversity without doubt? Do they stand alongside the oppressed when the world seemingly turned its back? Do they stand firm in their beliefs? Holocaust survivor and author Fred Gross contains all of these qualities and many more. In his moving memoir, One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France, Gross recants his…

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    By: Christy V. Temple We’re starting a New Year and that generally means we are looking at changing things up to have a fresh start. There are many areas in life where we can look at improving ourselves including fitness, health, money, relationships, etc. However, sometimes we don’t think about changing up some of the more fun aspects of our lives either. There are times where you may feel like you are stuck in a…

    2017: Financial New Year’s Resolutions

    By: Christy V. Temple Well, it’s that time of the year again to say goodbye to the old and to welcome in the new. I know this year has had a lot of ups and downs for me personally but that’s the great thing about a new year. This means we all get a chance for a fresh start to see how we can make the next year even better. Granted, we don’t have control…

    BEST OF 2016: Taryn Norris, Public Services

    Our “Best Of 2016” series will be a bit different than most. Rather than having the staff write about things released this year, we’ve elected to allow anything they’ve listened to/played/read/watched this year that they’ve enjoyed. Favorite programs we’ve hosted also might make lists as well. Our second installment comes to us from Taryn Norris of our Public Services. The two reviews listed below are just a couple children’s books (one picture book and one…

    BEST OF 2016: Kevin Clark, Reference Department

    Our “Best Of 2016” series will be a bit different than most. Rather than having the staff write about things released this year, we’ve elected to allow anything they’ve listened to/played/read/watched this year that they’ve enjoyed. Favorite programs we’ve hosted also might make lists as well. Our second installment comes to us from Kevin Clark of our Reference Department. • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch We are a product of our choices. Every time you…

    BEST OF 2016: Christina Clary, Kentucky Room

    Our “Best Of 2016” series will be a bit different than most. Rather than having the staff write about things released this year, we’ve elected to allow anything they’ve listened to/played/read/watched this year that they’ve enjoyed. Favorite programs we’ve hosted also might make lists as well. Our first installment comes to us from Christina Clary, an Associate Library Specialist in our Kentucky Room. This has been a pretty rough year. Like most people, I am…

    Freegal: open your soul to free music

    By: Christy V. Temple Music is the ultimate way of helping us to define any situation or milestone in our lives. You can walk up to most people and ask them about particular aspects of their pasts and what was playing on the radio at that time. Generally speaking, they can probably answer in the affirmative that a particular song was popular during that moment in life. I truly tend to believe the phrase that…

    Handling the Holi-Daze!

    By: Maggie Riney Ah, the holidays. The holidays are a time of generosity, a time of family, and a time to avoid sitting by Aunt Bertha because “No, I’m not dating anyone,” and, “Yes, I did hear that cousin Allie is engaged to a nice investment banker.” While in between sips (who am I kidding, GLASSES) of your mom’s boxed wine and Uncle Kenny’s heated political debate with Great-Aunt Muriel that climate change does, in…

    Gratitude: A Word for All Seasons

    Gratitude, it’s a word that seems to get tossed around a lot sometimes and yet I’m not so sure that the true meaning of the word is known to some. Just for the sake of argument, gratitude, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary is “a feeling of appreciation or thanks.” A secondary definition is “the state of being grateful; thankfulness.” It seems as though we don’t seem to have quite enough of this going around…

    All Hallows Eve, beware….

    By: Christy V. Temple It’s that time of the year when fiendish fools and gruesome ghouls depart their hiding places, Skeletons crawl out from the blackest of graves.                         A chilled wind blows through the tops of the tormented trees,  Moaning and wailing pervades the very air you breathe,         And no one is safe from the depths of darkness swirling around your anguished mind. Spooky border clip courtesy of: http://www.clker.com/clipart-spooky-border.html   Ah, Halloween is…

     
     
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