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You Are the Difference You Are the Difference

Where did the year go? As 2019 begins to wrap up, we owe a huge and hearty THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up and supported…
Where did the year go? As 2019 begins to wrap up, we owe a huge and hearty THANK YOU to all of you who have stepped up and supported…

Revisiting The Once and Future King Revisiting The Once and Future King

By Istepp
Inspired by Leah’s look at some new and old Arthurian classics earlier this year, I decided to revisit T. H. White’s The Once and Future…
Inspired by Leah’s look at some new and old Arthurian classics earlier this year, I decided to revisit T. H. White’s The Once and Future…

Erosion, and its Opposites Erosion, and its Opposites

By Jvail
I appreciated nothing of this country, the actual landscape, until high school, when a friend introduced me to the Southwest via a book…
I appreciated nothing of this country, the actual landscape, until high school, when a friend introduced me to the Southwest via a book…

Responsibility Done Right Responsibility Done Right

By Mmoore
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) for the PS4 is the best Peter Parker has been written in over a decade. I may...
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) for the PS4 is the best Peter Parker has been written in over a decade. I may...

Learning With Librarians Learning With Librarians

I was lucky enough to attend two amazing library conferences this past month: the Kansas Library Association Conference and the Young…
I was lucky enough to attend two amazing library conferences this past month: the Kansas Library Association Conference and the Young…

Notes of a Children's Librarian Notes of a Children's Librarian

I started my job as a Youth Services Assistant at LPL a few months ago.  It’s my first time working in Children’s, and it shows (a little). ...
I started my job as a Youth Services Assistant at LPL a few months ago.  It’s my first time working in Children’s, and it shows (a little). ...

Diverse Environmental Leaders Bring… Diverse Environmental Leaders Bring…

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."             -- Audre Lorde ---...
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."             -- Audre Lorde ---...

The Gothic (Sort Of) Explained The Gothic (Sort Of) Explained

One of the first things I remember being read to me was The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. I was so young, and the language was so unlike…
One of the first things I remember being read to me was The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. I was so young, and the language was so unlike…

She Giveth, and Then She Giveth Some… She Giveth, and Then She Giveth Some…

By Klopez
All it takes is a two-minute conversation, or a quick peek at my Staff Picks, to know that I am approximately 1000% madly in love with…
All it takes is a two-minute conversation, or a quick peek at my Staff Picks, to know that I am approximately 1000% madly in love with…

What's a Field Guide Again? What's a Field Guide Again?

In today's semantic news, I read a book calling itself a field guide a while ago, and then I read a GoodReads comment about that book,…
In today's semantic news, I read a book calling itself a field guide a while ago, and then I read a GoodReads comment about that book,…

There's a Real Nice Library Down There… There's a Real Nice Library Down There…

As Lawrence was hit by one snowstorm after another last winter, a few of us in the Collection Development office decided to cheer…
As Lawrence was hit by one snowstorm after another last winter, a few of us in the Collection Development office decided to cheer…

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

Of all the genres we collect at the library, it often feels like the Western is most in danger of fading away.  In terms of cultural…
Of all the genres we collect at the library, it often feels like the Western is most in danger of fading away.  In terms of cultural…

Overcoming the Fear of Death: How… Overcoming the Fear of Death: How…

There have been moments in my life when my freezer has been stuffed to the brim with songbirds, bobcats, opossums, armadillos, frogs, and…
There have been moments in my life when my freezer has been stuffed to the brim with songbirds, bobcats, opossums, armadillos, frogs, and…

You were right, Dean! You were right, Dean!

When The Library Book (by Susan Orlean) first came out I was intrigued, and I joined the long line of people on hold for it. And as time…
When The Library Book (by Susan Orlean) first came out I was intrigued, and I joined the long line of people on hold for it. And as time…

When Life Imitates Art...and Horror… When Life Imitates Art...and Horror…

October has arrived! The best month of all the months! It's time to immerse ourselves in mysteries, horror films, and ghost stories! I…
October has arrived! The best month of all the months! It's time to immerse ourselves in mysteries, horror films, and ghost stories! I…

Looking Out My Backdoor Looking Out My Backdoor

By Pkenn
Lawrence is blessed to have some great local author action, even when our local authors have flown off to live that Brooklyn literary…
Lawrence is blessed to have some great local author action, even when our local authors have flown off to live that Brooklyn literary…
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