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Library animals

June 25, 2016 True story. This week four boys came to the library and loudly announced they were bored. Uh-oh. Those two B words together are cause for alarm because bored boys usually mean trouble. more »»

 
 
 
Books and water don’t mix….

June 18, 2016 Once upon a time four friends went to the beach. more »»

I am always your American flag

June 14, 2016 I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. more »»

Darnedest things, Part 2

June 11, 2016 In last week’s column, I used that melodramatic literary device known as THE CLIFFHANGER. According to the definition, a cliffhanger is an ending to an episode that leaves the audience in suspense. more »»

We do the darnedest things

June 4, 2016 Get ready! Today is the summer reading kickoff at the Mifflin County Library.* Get set! Bring the whole family for some fun activities and food. more »»

Involuntary volunteers

May 28, 2016 Last week I wrote about our valuable volunteers and their service to the library and its customers. more »»

You know you’re getting older... reprise

May 25, 2016 Writing the “You know you’re getting older” columns has been fun, as has feedback from kind readers. I’m glad for the information that the K.V. more »»

Funny book titles

May 7, 2016 It all started when a post appeared in my Facebook newsfeed — Are you a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath? Gee, is the FB algorithm that tracks our words/posts/shares/likes and makes “suggestions... more »»

But you’re never too old to learn...

May 6, 2016 A bit of potpourri today. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jim Marker was reminiscing about his days as a movie theater ushe. more »»

Facebook first: When did this happen?

April 30, 2016 If my clothes catch fire at an early summer barbecue, I promise I will “stop, drop and roll” — but first, let me take a selfi. more »»

Entertainment for feeble minds

April 22, 2016 Jonas Yoder was my junior high geography teacher at Derry Township High School and Burnham-Derry High School (which were sandwiched between Yeagertown High School and Chief Logan High School, but al... more »»

You know you’re getting older: Finis

April 16, 2016 Hadn’t really planned another “Getting Older’’ column, but when friend Jim Marker supplied me with his list at church, I knew I had to give it one last try. more »»

Attending an armchair conference

April 16, 2016 I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! I had a brand new experience this week that certainly changed my perspective about professional conferences. more »»

Cast ballot for manufacturing

April 14, 2016 Voters are going to the polls this year with economic worries uppermost in their minds. Although the “headline” unemployment rate has fallen to . more »»

Happy anniversary/celebrate National Library Week

April 9, 2016 One year ago, this column started with: “This is National Library Week, a time for recognizing the important role that libraries play in their communities. more »»

What ever happened to ‘yes’?

April 9, 2016 Last Friday evening, I was watching one of my favorite game shows on TV, “Wheel of Fortune” (my other favorite is its companion, “Jeopardy!”). more »»

The front of the line

April 2, 2016 Did you ever wish you could cut in on a big, long line? Or, jump to the head of the line? If you are a Disney goer, you can sort of do this with a Fast Pass, even though it may take several hours. more »»

You know you’re getting older, part 2

April 1, 2016 I had been thinking (you do that when you’re getting older) about doing another You Know You’re Getting Older column — just toying with the idea. more »»

House Bill 1013 would infringe upon the public’s right to know

March 22, 2016 The Pa. Senate Veteran's Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee is scheduled to hold a voting meeting on House Bill 1310 today at 9:30 a.m. House Bill 1310, authored by Rep. more »»

An amazing thing

March 19, 2016 Read (r?d) v. 1. the act of decoding and encoding symbols. . more »»

You know you’re getting older...

March 18, 2016 Admit it. You’ve browsed through those “getting older” greeting cards and chuckled. You may well have purchased one — or even received on. more »»

 
 
 

 

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