Je M’appelle Inez

This time of year always reminds me of a cat I once knew named Inez. At least, that’s what we called her, or “Eenie” for short, since she was on the small side. We adopted her from the shelter when she was six months old, but she turned out so wild we couldn’t keep her…
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Things Found In Books

Growing up, I spent lots of time rifling through my grandmother’s drawer of pictures, postcards, and momentos.  Hours buzzed by while I imagined what it was like to live on that southern Missouri farm, or to see this baby bracelet on my newborn grandfather’s ankle. I loved how the souvenirs of the past felt silent…
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Discover Something New

You probably know this, but just in case you didn’t. LPL gets tons of new items every day. From the digital to the hardback book, from the CD, to the newest release for Nintento Switch, we are always getting something new. If you haven’t perused a New Shelf in a while (I’ll let you pick…
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Intersectional Women’s History Month Reading List!

This Women’s History Month, let’s get intersectional! in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty /ˌin(t)ərsekSHəˈnalədē/ noun What happens when forms of discrimination combine, overlap, and intersect Merriam-Webster marked intersectionality as a “word we’re watching” in 2017, but the term was coined thirty years ago by Kimberlé Crenshaw, law professor and social theorist. "Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see…
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Spring Break in the Teen Zone

CALLING ALL TEENS!  Spring break is FINALLY here!  Come and join us for some good times with good friends! Tuesday is our Bob Ross Paint-Along from 3:30-5:00 in the Auditorium. Lots of space left for your "happy little" painting! Wednesday features the drop-in TASK Art Party from 2:00-4:00. Drop in to create your own mystery…
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My Current Author Crush

When I find a new author I enjoy, it feels something like starting a new romance. I will often become infatuated and go on a jag, reading their books almost exclusively until: a) I have read everything they’ve ever written or b) I get excited about something/someone new. I am currently on a Mary Robinette…
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Teens, Come Work With Us!

Are you a teenager looking for a summer job? We are hiring three teens for our Teen Summer Reading Intern positions.This job is specifically for teens between the ages of 14-18 and will span from May 28-August 9. This is a paid internship earning $9/hour and working up to 10 hours per week. You will assist…
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