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Adult Book Blog and Recommended Reads - Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

May Flowers and More

May is a busy month for celebrations – Mother’s Day, First Communions, graduations and showers will keep our social calendar full.

The Sports Section - Pros and Cons

No, this topic is not about professional athletes and their legal problems.  This is about some of the rule changes affecting MLB and the NFL this year that have stirred up a bit of controversy.
With the 2014 baseball season just underway, teams, announcers, umpires, and fans are trying to figure out the two major rules changes.

Sleepless in...EVERYWHERE! Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

What if something apocalyptic happens in the future and suddenly 90% of the population can no longer sleep? What if you are one of the few who CAN? How quickly would society crumble? What happens when no one can sleep anymore?

It's a Mystery - A Little History in the Mystery

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I've written before about the many sub-genres of the Mystery genre, such as cozies, police procedurals, and hard-boiled.  One sub-genre that is regaining its popularity is the Historical mystery.

Springing Back Slowly

Having endured quite a brutal winter, I know we’re all anxious for Spring’s arrival. The unusual sight of my lawn immediately sparked ideas for this year’s landscaping updates.

Discworld is turning 30!

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle.

February is "Women in Horror" month!

If your valentine heart leaks, it may be because February is "Women in Horror" month, which celebrates women in the horror industry. I'm going to expand the definition to include literature.

Globe-trotting with the Olympics

With the winter Olympics underway, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore new cultures and show off your mad geography skills.  The host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics is Sochi, Russia which, interestingly enough, is a favorite summer spot for Russians, averaging 52 degrees for

The World Fantasy Award goes to Alif the Unseen

The winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for novel went to Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson.

The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy.

It's a Mystery - Looking Back and Ahead

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Time to take a brief look back at 2013 -


Mystery authors we lost this past year:


Robert Barnard, age 76.  This British crime writer authored 40 mysteries.  From the New York Times: "Mr. Barnard called his work "entertainment" and "deliberately old-fashioned."  His murders, set mainly in small villages drolly christened with names like "Hexton-on-Weir" and "Twytching," were plotted with an ingenuity and precision that made him popular among aficionados of what is known in publishing as the English cozy - mysteries with a picturesque setting, colorful locals and minimal violence."