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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 ...

The cuss police

Listen Up! Just because you’ve designated yourself Chief of the Mifflin County Cuss Police, that doesn’t give you the right to take out library books, use your thick tip, permanent, Sharpie marker and cross out all the swear books throughout the ENTIRE book. Oh no, not just a few but EVERY ...

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 ...

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 ...