Local Columns

Quiz time

My goodness, it’s been a busy week. Everyone I’ve talked to seems to be juggling commitments and rearranging their rearrangements. My Southern friends would say, “Y’all have more on your plate than you can say grace over.” Consequently, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed and no one has ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Schlep and tote, bend and stretch

Several weeks ago, as I was helping an elderly lady and gentleman unload boxes of books from their car, I remembered a pivotal moment in my life. It was a memory of the graduation ceremony for my doctoral degree. The Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Library and Information ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Selection not censorship

Most of us have at least one freezer in our homes. Some of us store food there in a systematic way, all the meat together, the vegetables in a basket, the fruit and jelly stacked together, etc. There are also some of us who throw everything together and when we need something we engage in a ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Editorial on an editorial

September 20th did not start out as a good day and it seemed to get worse as the day progressed. Following my usual morning routine, I grabbed the paper and headed to the kitchen to start the coffee. While the coffee brewed I went outside and checked to obituaries to make sure my name wasn’t ...

Are you nuts for the library?

Sometimes you just have to engage in pure unadulterated self-promotion. So here goes. The Friends of the Mifflin County Library want you to get nuts for the library. This fundraising and advocacy group will once again be selling a variety of delicious pecans — halves, chocolate covered, ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...

Prelude to the Revolution

Today begins my monthly American history articles in The Sentinel. As much as I’d like to do a chronology of our country’s history, it is virtually impossible because of the volume. I will start with the origin of our country at a time just after the French and Indian War; the beginning ...