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Atlas of a Lost World Atlas of a Lost World

By Jvail
The rains became unpredictable, societal chaos threatened, and so they walked. Nearly a thousand years later author Craig Childs also…
The rains became unpredictable, societal chaos threatened, and so they walked. Nearly a thousand years later author Craig Childs also…

The Great American Read The Great American Read

By Pkenn
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this…
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this…

An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck -… An Interview With Heidi Lynne Gluck -…

June 22nd marks the second installment of the new LPL event series, Sound+Vision Sessions. The event showcases local music artists whose…
June 22nd marks the second installment of the new LPL event series, Sound+Vision Sessions. The event showcases local music artists whose…

Books & Birthdays Books & Birthdays

Most years, I don't make much fuss about my birthday.  Not infrequently, I'll forget it's coming and only remember when thoughtful…
Most years, I don't make much fuss about my birthday.  Not infrequently, I'll forget it's coming and only remember when thoughtful...

The Life Changing Magic of Cleaning Out… The Life Changing Magic of Cleaning Out…

"THAT'S IT! I'M DOING IT! I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE!" I scream at my husband as I shimmy through the narrow path in our garage, old...
"THAT'S IT! I'M DOING IT! I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE!" I scream at my husband as I shimmy through the narrow path in our garage, old...

I say Ooh, You say Aah! I say Ooh, You say Aah!

Every year as schools wind down, the library winds up. Summer is just around the corner and the bulk of LPL’s Youth Services department…
Every year as schools wind down, the library winds up. Summer is just around the corner and the bulk of LPL’s Youth Services department…

Frog and Toad’s Laws of Literary Motion Frog and Toad’s Laws of Literary Motion

In my years selecting children’s books for the library, I have often envied the mathematical certainty of the hard sciences.  After all,…
In my years selecting children’s books for the library, I have often envied the mathematical certainty of the hard sciences.  After all,…

Gifts from Nature: Creative Inspiration… Gifts from Nature: Creative Inspiration…

Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so - gathering ideas and art supplies is a great…
Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so - gathering ideas and art supplies is a great…

5 New-ish YA Books to Read for Pride… 5 New-ish YA Books to Read for Pride…

There are a number of ways to celebrate Pride Month, but the bookworm in me insists there's nothing like a good read! The Young Adult…
There are a number of ways to celebrate Pride Month, but the bookworm in me insists there's nothing like a good read! The Young Adult…

J. Drew Lanham: An Interview In… J. Drew Lanham: An Interview In…

I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world—especially for greater participation among…
I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world—especially for greater participation among…

The Joy of Words The Joy of Words

Odds are you’ve heard that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic North have dozens of words for snow. A contentiously debated subject since…
Odds are you’ve heard that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic North have dozens of words for snow. A contentiously debated subject since…

LPL Field Report: World Voices Festival… LPL Field Report: World Voices Festival…

The mission of our library presses forward only with some careful study and reflection along the way. To keep making the right decisions…
The mission of our library presses forward only with some careful study and reflection along the way. To keep making the right decisions…

Dreadful, Dark, and Dreary: The… Dreadful, Dark, and Dreary: The…

By Klopez
The sun is now shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and everywhere you look there are rabbits in (dare I say it?) aBUNdance. It seems as…
The sun is now shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and everywhere you look there are rabbits in (dare I say it?) aBUNdance. It seems as…

YA Backlist: The Great American… YA Backlist: The Great American…

As the library's selector for the teen collection, I read a lot of YA novels. As much as I love reading and sharing what's brand new, I...
As the library's selector for the teen collection, I read a lot of YA novels. As much as I love reading and sharing what's brand new, I...

Like Water for Miriam's Well Like Water for Miriam's Well

By Ksoper
Local author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s, latest book, Miriam’s Well, is a wonderful chronicle of one woman’s life as she navigates the…
Local author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s, latest book, Miriam’s Well, is a wonderful chronicle of one woman’s life as she navigates the…

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food,… Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food,…

By Jvail
Not emails. Nor tweets. Nor texts. Letters. The kind you thought people didn't write anymore. And not to friends or family, either, but…
Not emails. Nor tweets. Nor texts. Letters. The kind you thought people didn't write anymore. And not to friends or family, either, but...
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