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    Beistle’s Black Cats

    By: Christy V. Temple Lightning flashes across a darkened sky and a sense of foreboding fills every fiber of my being. Gnarled branches graze the side of the house like so many fingernails crossing a chalkboard. Howling winds blow fiercely through the trees creating a macabre site as the cemetery looms in the foreground. So many images dance amongst the tombstones making it hard to tell if they are of this world or not. All…

    Staff Selfies: Shannon Sandefur and Jarrod McCarty

      Shannon Sandefur is the fearless leader of the Public Services Department on the 2nd floor, which contains the Juvenile, Audio-Visual, Teen, and Adult Fiction collections. She oversees ordering for the children’s collection, audio-books, and large print materials, and also heads the library’s community outreach. As an extension of the library’s outreach, Shannon works with various local and state agencies to improve the lives of children in Daviess County and is a recent graduate of…

    Closed Off Circle 5: Halloween

    –Corey Wagner Horror movies aren’t really my thing. It’s not that I’m opposed to the genre; I just think a lot of them are poorly made. Despite being lukewarm on the genre, leading up to Halloween I have been watching several movies that are, at the very least, on the fringe of the horror genre. Oddly enough, it was reading Scott Snyder’s Wytches that set me on this path. Originally, I tried out some horror…

    Pie in the sky, oh my…

    By: Christy V. Temple Ahh, it’s the fall of the year and everywhere you go you hear the crunch of leaves under your feet, the colors of the leaves changing to all different shades of orange, gold, yellow, and red, and the wonderful smells of pies that are synonymous with this time of the year. You know what I’m talking about: pumpkin, pecan, and apple, oh my. Of course, there are many other types of…

    Banned Books Week: Something to Offend Everyone

    Each year, libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week during the last week of September. We make lists and curate displays, showing our commitment to the fight against censorship. For the most part, librarians are champions of promoting the free transmission of ideas and information. But there will always be some people who aren’t happy with what’s on our shelves. They are offended that their tax money supports immorality—books, music, and movies with foul…

    Big Blue Nation Week at the Daviess County Public Library

    By: Christy V. Temple Are you experiencing the blues this week? Do you feel as though it’s already been way too long since the smell of sweat and hardwood, squeaking shoes, and blue and white all over the television screen? If so, you’re in luck because the Daviess County Public Library is having two great programs this week to help alleviate those darn blues. Actually, the blues we are referring to here at the library…

    Arrrgh mates, ye Spelling Bee is near…

    Well, it’s that time of year again when the children are all back in school, the temperatures are slowly headed on a downward spiral, and thoughts of pumpkins and Halloween are right around the corner. However, these are not the only things that are going on at this time of the year. There is another very important event that is about to take place this coming weekend. What event is coming up this weekend? I…

    ‘Weather’ you like it or not, Fall is coming…

    You know that fall will be coming earlier than normal when the calendar still states that it’s August and yet we’re having temperatures more conducive to latter September. At least, this is what the local weatherman seems to be saying for this coming week. The truth is that for the last few weeks the weather has been a little less hot than normal for a month that is traditionally recognized as one of the warmest…

    Stress less in the Summertime

    Summertime and the living is easy…. Never were these words more true to me than at this time of the year. There are so many things that evoke summer to me including: cold, decadent ice cream in almost any flavor, although my preference is towards butter pecan, strawberry, peach, or Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey; the wonderful smell of Hawaiian Tropics suntan lotion; the ability to wear lots of white; the long, drawn-out days where…

    Closed Off Circle 4: A Book Review

    –Corey Wagner   It usually takes until March or April of each year for me to (mostly) catch up on all of the movies I’m interested in from the previous year. Still, I can’t help but be disappointed by the theatrical releases thus far in 2015. Sure, I absolutely loved Ex Machina and Mad Max: Fury Road, but I’m not sure I could even assemble a top 5 list from the first half (and then…

     
     
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