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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!

Read It Make It - Introducing a new way to experience your favorite children's book. Read It Make It suggests a book and a related children's craft or activity.

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

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

5 Fictional Bands You Can Find at Your Library

Everyone has their favorite bands.  Personally, one of my all-time favorites is the British musical duo The Bishop and the Warlord.

Baseball

Baseball Season Is Here!

The Cleveland Indians may not have won their home opener, but we know there is an entire season of great baseball ahead.  It is nice to introduce kids to baseball at an early age.  There are many books available to help you introduce the topic of baseball.

 

Libraries Transform: National Library Week

Free libraries maintained by the people are cradles of democracy, and their spread can never fail to extend and strengthen the democratic idea, the equality of the citizen and the royalty of man. They are emphatically fruits of the true American ideal.

- Andrew Carnegie at the 1903 dedication of the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

National Library Week Libraries Transform logo with butterfliesPublic libraries in Ohio date back to the 1830's with Porter Public Library being founded in 1884. Today, Ohioans make more than 82 million library visits in a year, 9 million citizens are library card holders and over one million attended summer reading activities.

52 Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins

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We see them everywhere: flawless-looking women on the cover of glossy magazines, on television and in movies, and on billboards advertising virtually everything. With such ubiquitous imagery it’s not surprising, then, that according to a recent survey, 80 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.

The Cleveland International Film Festival

Easter Puppets

Spring is here and Easter is around the corner.  There are so many fun Easter books for children.  One that stands out is Peepsqueak Wants a Friend by Leslie Ann Clark.  Peepsqueak desperately wants a friend to play with and can't seem to find one.  All of the other animals are playing in pairs.  In the end Peepsqueak has a wonderful surprise.Easter Puppets

52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal

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In her 1995 book about writing, Bird by Bird, writer Anne Lamott advised writers to set small, daily writing goals for themselves rather than to try to write several chapters all at once.

Choosing Love by Sherianna Boyle

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As humans, most of us have a basic need to love and be loved. Often, however, many internal and external obstacles prevent us from satisfying this need.

Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero by Emily V. Gordon

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . YOU! Never thought of yourself as a superhero? Writer, producer, and former therapist Emily V. Gordon has.