Sherlock Holmes, Bar Bets & the Staying Power of Libraries

Before MapQuest, Google Images, and TikTok, libraries had a lock on information. If you had a question, needed to do some research, or get directions, you called or visited your local branch. Reference Librarians Glenn Gotrik and Mary Andrew remember that time well. They have 42 and 41 years of library experience, respectively, and have seen it all! They sat down with our communications coordinator to chat about how libraries have changed — and how they haven’t.

Karen’s Pick of the Week: The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi was refreshingly different, a twisting blend of gothic, fairy tale, magical realism, with scintillating, lyrical prose, a hauntingly seductive setting, and intriguing characters. “The Bridegroom” (his name is never given) meets the woman of his dreams, Indigo, in the Hotel de Castenada.  She is the wealthy owner of…

Black History Month

This February, join us in celebrating and honoring the triumphs, struggles, and achievements of African Americans through US history. Attend a program, choose your next great book, or read staff reviews. You can also explore and learn more through podcast episodes, research databases, and other blog posts.