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New Year – New You

At this time of year we are bombarded with ideas for self-improvement. You can’t avoid the constant reminder that the new year brings new opportunities to improve the old you. It’s New Year, new you, right? – new body, new

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Discover the Virtual Library

We’re all familiar with the expression What you see is what you get – meaning that nothing is hidden. There is nothing more to see than what you see at the surface. It’s also an acronym used in computing and

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Preserving Our History

As you grow older, I’ve heard it said, it’s the places you remember, not the people. I’m not sure I agree with that statement, perhaps I’m not old enough, but it does give me pause for thought. When I think

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Let’s Have a Conversation

Work in a public library offers fascinating insight into a community. People of different ages, gender, ethnicity, economic status and education enter our door all day long with diverse interests and needs. It is a fundamental principle of library service

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“Hopping” at the Library

Whenever I see friends, I am invariably asked, “What’s going on at the library?” Not long ago, I was asked the question by a friend, and I responded that the library was really “hopping.” Thereupon my friend burst out laughing.

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Tracing Your Family Tree

Irrespective of the fact that I work surrounded by shelves of books full of wonderful stories, I think that the best loved stories are not from books, but those from our own families: the stories one heard from grandmothers and

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What’s in your wallet?

There is a popular advertising campaign that ends each of its commercials with the question, “What’s in your wallet?” If you were to answer the question, what would you say – a credit card, debit card, health insurance card, gym card,

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