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Lauraine Farr
Lauraine Farr
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Get the Facts on Immigration: 9 Myths About Immigrants & Immigration

Listed below are some common myths about immigrants and immigration to the United States. Source: The Anti-Defamation League​ – http://www.adl.orgThe Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms […]

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Have It Today Collection

HIT Collection

Have you heard about the new HIT (Have It Today) Collection at the Library?! It’s a collection of some of the hottest new books, in multiple copies, that are available to check out for 1 week (there is no fee). It’s a quick turn-around collection much like our ‘Quick Flix’ DVDs. The loan periods are shorter […]

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Got Empathy?

Got Empathy?

Do you have trouble “reading” the emotions, thoughts, or body language of other people? Is it difficult for you to imagine lives different from your own? Do you wish you could be less quick to judge and have more empathy for others? Two recent studies show that reading literary fiction helps to increase your capacity for […]

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What Are You Reading?

There are all different kinds of readers. There are readers who read for adventure, fantasy, thrills and chills, a plot that keeps them on the edge of their seats – to escape from the challenges of daily life. There are readers who read science fiction perhaps to imagine what the future world, or some other world, […]

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Our Brand Is Books

Our Brand Is Books

In the February 15, 2016 issue of Publishers Weekly, I read a short piece entitled, “Librarians: Stop the Book Shaming.” The author, Brian Kenney, maintains that librarians have increasingly become “like shame filled smokers standing outside of office buildings – apart, a little embarrassed and slightly defensive.” In a time when the media tells us […]

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March Is Women’s History Month

Celebrate women's history month

March is Women’s History Month Women’s History Month was established by Congress in 1987 to pay tribute to the generations of women whose “commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” (from www.womenshistorymonth.gov)  Some Landmarks in U.S. Women’s History:  1848: The first Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Elizabeth Cady Stanton […]

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