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September is workforce development month

September 14, 2015 The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals has set aside the month of September to recognize and honor the contributions that workforce development staff all over the country ar... more »»


September 12, 2015 “Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn't all bad — not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life — to keep us moving ... to keep us growing ... to keep us interested. ... more »»

Full plate

September 5, 2015 One day, my friend/mentor/coworker David Singleton and I were working on a really BIG project that involved the whole state library agency staff, two different consulting firms, several independent... more »»

A day to honor American workers

September 5, 2015 This Labor Day we recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country ru. more »»

What ever happened to Old Maid?

August 29, 2015 Do you remember spending rainy/snowy days playing great board games such as Monopoly or Parcheesi? Do you still have fond memories of Candy Land’s Lollipop Woods, Gumdrop Pass and Peppermint Falls?... more »»

I love/hate technology

August 22, 2015 There I was, on my hands and knees, staring into a black cabinet full of wires, boxes and blinking lights, looking for something called a “p-f-sense. more »»

Colorful characters and unique individuals

August 15, 2015 Disclaimer: I mean no disrespect toward any individual, culture, or group mentioned in this article. Rather, I salute their individuality and desire to live life on their terms. Suitcase man ... more »»

Toys inspire art and fashion

August 15, 2015 Last year, the following toys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum located in Rochester, New York: soap bubbles, little green army men, and the Rubik’s cube. more »»

Pa. needs plan to fix credit rating

August 15, 2015 Our commonwealth is at a critical crossroad. more »»

I don’t have time to read

August 8, 2015 My pet peeve, aside from south Floridians who have cobwebs on their turn signals from lack of use, is people who tell me, “I just don’t have time to read.” Now, I ask you .. more »»

It’s OK to ‘shop’ for a new pet

July 27, 2015 There was a time when selective breeding was valued. Animals were designed for specific jobs and sports, and their build and temperament were inherited, not conditioned. more »»

Who really runs the library?

July 25, 2015 The library was very busy. Our ancient fax machine was wheezing and the copy machines were spitting out paper by the ream. Families were checking out stacks of books. more »»

Breakthrough and favorite books

July 18, 2015 My dissertation advisor, the esteemed Dr. more »»

Traumatic weeks and obsolete books

July 11, 2015 I’m havin’ a bad week ... Well, actually it started about two weeks ago when the window on the passenger side of my car decided to stop working, in the down positio. more »»

Gluten: Is it good or bad for your diet?

July 8, 2015 An addition to current food labels is the term “gluten free.” As the label appears more frequently on grocery store shelves it is important to determine what this means for you, the consume. more »»

I shouldn’t have to pay!

July 4, 2015 Library Staff (LS): How may we help you? Customer (C): I think my books are overdue but I shouldn’t have to pay any money because I lost the slip. more »»

From the mouths of babes ...

June 27, 2015 I just can’t stand keeping this secret any more…..I HAVE to brag right now!..... It all started about 6 months ago……. “Miss Susan,” said young Chloe, “I want my grandma to come to storytime. more »»

At the library

June 20, 2015 OMG (as my younger friends seem to start every Facebook and text post) ... more »»

Recalling our patriot past

June 13, 2015 My name is John Hosbrook, and I died 217 years ago. My family has asked me to take you on a tour of our Patriot Past. more »»



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