On Letting Books Marinate

How do you choose which book to read (or listen to) next? For a long time, I added books to my To Be Read pile based on recommendations from every person under the sun: my mom, my professors, my friends from school, my friends from [insert hobby here], strangers, random bloggers, promotional emails, and so…
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A Year of Mending Holes

2020 taught me many things, and most of them can be described as “icky.” I’ll spare you the details -- you lived through all of them, too. Some of the things I learned were good, though, and it was of course a stack of library books that facilitated the best thing I learned this year:…
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(Web) Archiving the Pandemic

As dedicated blog-readers will know, this library is above-and-beyond awesome in a lot of ways. Lest you should think you’ve uncovered all of the library’s secrets, I have another way in which the library is awesome to share with you. And that is: we archive the internet! Since we’re having a big, collective experience of…
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Our Neighborly Voting Enthusiasts

You learn lots of interesting tidbits of information working at the public library. Sometimes strangers recount stories in full historical detail for you; sometimes you stumble upon tantalizing facts while innocently shelf-reading; and sometimes you learn the Dewey Decimal System by heart… because shelf-reading.  Then there are the rarest of times: when a coworker points…
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Fact Check Like a Librarian

Hello from Day 53 of Being At Home. As I continue to twiddle my thumbs - working virtually, finishing the semester, coaxing growth from my plants and peaceful coexistence from my cats - everything is getting increasingly strange. Last week I saw a bunch of deer and a housecat commune, yesterday I broke up a…
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The Sourdough Next Door

Already finished your Read Across Lawrence copy of Sourdough? Newly curious about the microorganisms burping away in Lawrence’s own bakeries? Just need something to boost your interest in plain old bread? Read on for the half-imagined, half-recounted story of a very old sourdough culture happily existing in a bucket at Great Harvest Bread Co., just…
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