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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted 7 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with classic films, drama, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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Organizing Your Life: Home Edition

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, New: Books and Movies and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with cleaning & caretaking, clutter, declutter, DIY, happiness, hoarding, home design & decor, home organization, house & home, house cleaning, housekeeping, inspirational, interior decorating, motivational, orderliness, organization ideas, organizing, simplicity and storage in the home

Clear out the clutter, tidy up, and get organized!

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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted 8 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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Just Point the Camera and Shoot!

Posted 8 months ago by James D

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and History and Politics | Tagged with artistic photography, biographical films, black and white film, documentary, film camera, graffiti, Kodak, New York, photographers, photographers - biography, photography, pictorial works, portraits, street photography, street portrait and subway

A small collection of people that shaped how cameras are used in everyday situations on the streets of some of the largest cites.

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