National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)

National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)

Friday, November 4th – Chely Munoz, Adult Services November is most often known as the month of reconnecting with family and putting diets on hold. However, it also has a special place in the hearts of aspiring writers everywhere. Because it is also a time of doubt, discovery, and late-night sobbing while you down your […]

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Saturday, October 8th – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services September 15th through October 15th marks this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration! According to the National Hispanic Heritage website, this observation of the cultures, histories, and contributions of people from places ranging from Spain to Mexico to Central and South America and even the Caribbean started in […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month

Friday, October 7th – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services What is LGBTQ+ History Month, and how is it different from Pride Month (celebrated in June)? LGBTQ+ History Month was started in 1994 by a high school history teacher named Rodney Wilson, right here in good old Missouri. They picked the month of October (my favorite month) […]

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September is a Catastic Month!

Wednesday, September 28th – Alli Boyer, Youth Services September is Happy Cat Month and, as a cat owner, that makes me happy! Here are some cool facts about cats that I never knew: *A house cat’s genome is 95.6% tiger! *Cats have an extra organ that helps the TASTE scents in the air – which […]

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Get in on the Action: National Comic Book Day!

Wednesday, September 21st – Ryan Winkler, Youth Services Ahh, comics books. Who doesn’t love a good comic book? Whether you’re swinging through the streets of New York City, flying over the skyline of Metropolis, or driving down a dark alley of Gotham City; there is a comic book for everyone.  Comic books have been around […]

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Hooray for International Literacy Day!

Saturday, September 10th – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Since September 6th was “National Read a Book Day” and September 8th was “International Literacy Day”, I decided to combine these two to talk about literacy and why it should be celebrated not just a few days out of the month, but all year long! While August […]

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Monstrously Good Books

Tuesday, August 30th – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services Hello to all the different kinds of readers out there, from our super science fiction readers to our ghoulish ghost and horror readers. August 30th celebrates the birthday of one classic lady writer, Ms. Science Fiction herself, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Because of this, we also celebrate her […]

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Let’s Get Batty!

Saturday, August 27th – Kayla Thompson, Adult Services When many people think about bats, they are often associating them with vampires (myself often included). But there are more to these fascinating winged animals than blood sucking and undead creatures.  Fun Bat Facts: 1 . They are the only Mammals capable of true and sustained flight. […]

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A library card is all you need for an epic Family Fun Month!

Wednesday, August 17th – Alli Boyer, Youth Services Our Summer Reading Program has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! In fact, August is Family Fun Month. Here are some ways the library can help you have some family-friendly fun! Have a Backyard Movie Night: You can borrow a […]

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Romance: It’s Only a Page Away

Wednesday, August 10th – Augusta Welsh, Adult Services August is Romance Awareness Month! Life has many great questions, and answers to them are hard to come by. Luckily for us, a dedicated group of authors is committed to answering these important questions for the world. Paramount questions such as: How many corny pick-up lines really […]

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