Local Columns

Raise long overdue for Pa. teachers

Step into my DeLorean and travel back in time with me. Back to 1989 when gas still cost about a buck a gallon, George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev were working out an end to the Cold War, and “Back to the Future II” was once again taking us on a high-speed journey through time. Think about ...

Liblove: Count the ways

Let’s celebrate! February is Library Lovers’ Month. Since we are already primed for Valentine’s Day, it seems reasonable to express our fondness for the many services the library provides to the community and its residents. To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 How do ...

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 ...

New service coming

“I need to print this file from my cellphone.” “Can you print this picture of dog from my phone?” “Please help me print this batch of text messages from my Android.” “I can’t get my boarding pass to printout from my iPhone.” Until very recently we apologized and ...

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 ...

Tax season revisited

I’m sticking my neck out and asking Jane Mort, Lifestyles Editor, to print an updated version of an article that appeared several years ago. That column garnered several days of criticism in the Open Line. Since the Open Line is now a positive forum for expression I feel a little safer ...

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 ...

Column reactions

Oh my goodness! I am always amazed at the number of folks who read this column. Thank you! Some of my very best professional moments have come from reader reactions to specific column topics. Thank you! Equally surprising is that I never know what topics may hit a nerve, make you laugh, or ...

The year of…

2019 Chinese New Year is arriving on Feb. 5, 2019. That is the 4716th Chinese year. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2019 is the year of the Pig. The current (2018/2019) Hebrew year is 5779. 2019 is the year of Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago this May. The UN 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 ...