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SRP 2017
June 21, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

The Kids Summer Reading Program is officially in full swing thanks to the help of Koo Koo Kanga Roo and Mix 105.1!

On Saturday, June 3, the downtown library and the Southeast Branch got the party started by hosting summer kickoff events. Koo Koo Kanga Roo drove 300... READ MORE

Koo Koo Kanga Roo
May 26, 2017 | Erin Topolsky

Koo Koo Kanga Roo is a band/comedy duo/workout franchise consisting of vocalists Bryan Atchison and Neil Olstad, who are on this planet to make you dance while laughing so hard that milk comes out of your nose.
 

Erin: How did Bryan and Neil meet?

Bryan: We... READ MORE

Geek Pride Day
May 25, 2017 | Wayne Middleton
“Being a nerd is not about what you love, it’s about the way that you love it.” – Wil Wheaton

Geek Pride Day (Día del orgullo friki) was first proposed and organized on May 25, 2006 by Spanish blogger Germán Martínez as a celebration of all things geeky. What started as a... READ MORE

Book-To-Movie Adaptations Debuting in Summer 2017
May 17, 2017 | Jaclyn Kobylarski

Sometime between watching the first teaser trailer and shoveling buttery handfuls of movie theater popcorn into our mouths that inevitable question may start to dawn on us… Hey, wasn’t this a book?

It seems that many movie studios, writers and producers are jumping on... READ MORE

Offbeat Children’s Books Destined to Become Classics
May 10, 2017 | Stephanie Mackin

Children’s Book Week is the perfect time to discover a new “read it again” storybook for your little one. While there are always the beloved, classic stories that we all remember from our childhood, it is worth taking a look at some of the more quirky and offbeat stories that... READ MORE

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7 Ways Your Library Card Can Help You Through College
July 31, 2019 | Scottie Campbell

1. Are you familiar with the massive open online course website Lynda.com? Normally there is a fee for this incredible resource, but your library card gives you free access. Lynda was recently acquired by LinkedIn, so now course completion certificates can be posted on your... READ MORE

This Year's Best Travel Accessory: A Book
July 5, 2019 | Luis Rivera

Upon us is the season of family road trips, beach getaways, barbecues galore and summer vacations away from those dreadful, heavy textbooks.

Traveling is the time when we aspire to worry less and soak in as much relaxation or adventure as possible. But is total and... READ MORE

From the Director, July 2019
July 1, 2019 | Mary Anne Hodel

This month, our nation celebrates a scientific achievement by which nearly every other technological advancement is measured: July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which put a man on the moon for the first time. It was, indeed, a giant leap that helped... READ MORE

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