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Lauraine Farr
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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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Technology Tips for Teens

Always think before you post something on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or text something to your friends. Any pictures or text messages posted circulate and you can’t take them down.When buying a new phone or computer save all your warranties. The warranty states how many years from the time you bought it and can get your […]

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