STRESS!!! We all could probably raise our hands and say that we have it and know that it is not a good thing. Did you know that 1/3 of Americans believe they are living with extreme stress- and most feel it’s taking a toll on their home and work life! That’s horrible, but what can we do about it?!?!
“The Nest” is a story about the power of family, the ways we depend upon one another, and the ways we let one another down. In this entertaining, sometimes funny, and well written book, the author, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to show what money can do to relationships, what can happen to our ambitions over time, and the unbreakable ties we share with those we love. Continue reading
As we prepare for National Poetry Month in April, today I’m introducing our readers to one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost. Though he was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874, and lived for brief periods in England, Michigan, and Florida, Frost is usually associated with New England. His father died in California of tuberculosis in 1885, and he and his mother and sister moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts to live with Robert’s grandparents. He graduated from high school in Lawrence, and shared valedictorian honors with his future wife, Elinor Miriam White.
Since March is Umbrella Month, allow me to tell you a little bit about the history of the umbrella and how they are being used today. Umbrellas have been in existence for thousands of years, when umbrellas were originally used to shade important persons from the sun. But soon people realized that umbrellas functioned as a wonderful shield from the rain.
Check them out!
List compiled by Diane Osborne. Continue reading
One day each year the city of Chicago dyes the Chicago River green, what would possess the citizens of the Windy City to dye their river green? Saint Patrick’s Day of course! It’s not just a river, pubs and bars in the United States and The Emerald Isle will be serving green beer, signs and shirts reading “Kiss me I’m Irish” will be in abundance, and anyone not wearing green is libel to get pinched. The question here is who was Saint Patrick and why do we spend every March 17 enjoying all thing dyed green? Continue reading
On March 16th, Law colleges and other institutions celebrate the rights and freedoms provided as a result of the “Freedom of Information Act.” Why do we celebrate on this particular day when the “Freedom of Information Act” was enacted on July 4, 1966? Well, on March 16, 1751, the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison Jr. was born. He earned that title for drafting the Constitution of the United States and the U.S. Bill of Rights. Continue reading
It’s March 14th, or 3.14 / π (Pi) day! That’s right; it’s the celebration of everyone’s favorite circumference over diameter! Seriously though, it’s really just an excuse to recognize the fact that the date shares the first three digits of the never-ending number of Pi and to eat pieces of pie outside of the general holidays.
In a bit of a switch from the general celebration of mathematics for the day, I thought I would highlight some of our materials about a relatively new, cheap Linux-based computer: the Raspberry Pi! You might have heard of it for making home arcade machines or for programming classes. If you want to know more, or are interested in what you can do with a Raspberry Pi, head inside to find out more! Continue reading
On January 5, 2017, the Library held its second student book club, featuring the book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs. Those in attendance had a very thought-provoking discussion with some fascinating perspectives, especially between the book and the movie which was released in early fall.