Patriotism in Pop Culture

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day! Before the library closes in observance for the holiday weekend, be sure to check out some of these recommended items.

Coffee with Linda Session 3 - A Big Success: Thanks to Linda Street

Greetings all you regular Edge Readers

and newcomers, as well!



Well, as usual, I have to report another bang-up job by our resident spiritual guru, Linda Street;  our Coffee with Linda discussion group on June 8 was wonderful.

We had a lot of new people who were a little shy at first, but by the half-way mark, we were percolating with poignant questions and some hard questions for Linda, which she answered adeptly.

This was the third of these small discussions that we've had with Linda.  It's a new format for us, designed to allow more interaction between speakers and program attendees.  I didn't know how it would work out, but I have to say, that I'm very pleased.  Each of our meetings, so far, has been very rewarding.  I come away from it feeling very satisfied that something important has taken place.

It's a Mystery - Judging a Book by Its Cover

I have always been intrigued by book covers.  These covers can draw us in to take a closer look at a book or make us not even consider the novel. They seem to have their own story to tell sometimes.

If you liked Gone Girl…

Gym America is here!

GymAmerica is like having your own personal trainer and nutritionist at your disposal.

Maker Club: Raspberry Pi


What is a Raspberry Pi, and is it delicious?

Well, yes and no. “No” in that it’s actually a cheap ($35) credit-card-sized computer invented in the United Kingdom to help children learn programming skills. “Yes” for the same reason! (The name harkens back to the early days of computer companies being named after fruit, such as Apple). You can watch an introductory video about the Raspberry Pi here.

Get Ready for a Jurassic Event!

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

Royal Wedding cover

Ready for a fun, romantic, and laugh-out-loud read?  Then come join me for a walk with royalty as you might revisit Princess Mia from Cabot’s famous and delightful teen series, The Princess Diaries.  While you don’t have to have read the series to enjoy the new adult novel, it certainly helps to understand some of the characters, their histories, and their motivations.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam

Dr. Robert Putnam begins this analysis of our changing America with his childhood memories in Port Clinton, Ohio at a time when the American dream of opportunity was well within reach.

The Sports Section - And They're Off!

Triple Crown - Once again we are tantalized by the prospect of a Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes.  This year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, American Pharoah, will be put to the test, on the third and longest track, to accomplish something that was last done in 1978.  In recent years, there have been several horses on