Local Columns

Enthusiasm overrides judgement

This seems to be the time of the year when we spend time reviewing (and maybe even evaluating) our actions and decisions over the past year. It is a good thing to do this, especially if you’re like me, and set goals for each new year. Sometimes our choices are painful, while others have us ...

A year of comments

I just can’t figure out where my brain went. Like the Grinch, “I puzzled and puzzled till my puzzler was sore,” trying to think of a great topic for this week’s column. Nothing. I looked through past columns for inspiration. Nada. I did some Google searches hoping to find a kernel of an ...

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 ...

Christmas reading

I know, I know. We think we are too busy to read during the holiday season. After all, there are cookies to bake, which we will eat, and then complain we gained weight. We’ll spend hours looking for the perfect gift, spend too much money for it, and learn later the giftee returned it for ...

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 ...

The Big Switch-er-roo

Just before the Pittsburgh Penguins take the ice for a game, the jumbotron flashes and the announcer shouts, “GET READY TO RUMBLE.” The excitement builds, the crowd screams and the players skate onto the ice, circling the rink in anticipation. Right now, the staff at the Mifflin County ...

Essential service(s)

How is something that was so much fun as a child be such a pain as an adult? SNOW! I loved it when it snowed enough that my dad would hitch up his sleigh to jog the horses; sometimes he would even put bells on the harness. One time he took my whole fourth grade class for a ride and it was the ...

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 ...

Tears and smiles

The great philosopher, Dr. Seuss, said, “Do not cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” For the past few weeks I’ve tried to remember these immortal words because I am crying more than I am laughing. About six years ago a wonderfully enthusiastic and very charming man ...

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 ...