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Olymp-aholic finds her next addiction

August 20, 2016 Hello. My name is Molly. I am an Olymp-aholic. I am absolutely addicted to the Olympics. I love the pomp and pageantry of the opening ceremony. more »»

Library cards

August 13, 2016 Let’s play Jeopardy. I’ll be Alex Trebek, sans mustache. Are you ready? Hands on your buzzer. Here is the category: Library Cards. more »»

Shelter Scoop

August 12, 2016 Are you considering adding a feline friend to your family? If so, have you ever considered adding two? There are many benefits to adopting two cats or kittens. more »»

Back to school

August 10, 2016 Back to school means back to school lunches. Whether your child gobbles up cafeteria goodies or takes treats from home, send along pocket change for ice cold milk. more »»

Beets become a trendy super food

August 10, 2016 While growing up, it was about this time every year my aunt would visit for the specific purpose of harvesting and canning beets from our garden — or at least that’s what it seemed like to me! While... more »»

Po-key what?

August 6, 2016 Do you know how difficult it is for libraries to break into, be included, or influence a popular culture phenomena? It’s tough. more »»

Lafayette commands Pennsylvania troops as Revolutionary War heads toward Yorktown

August 6, 2016 May 1781 found soldiers of the Pennsylvania Line encamped at York, about to make a 250-mile overland march to Tidewater Virginia. The American Revolutionary War had been under way for six years. more »»

‘Mary, Mary, quite contrary’

July 30, 2016 Have you visited the library lately? Did you take time to stop and look at the garden in front of the Kish and Lewistown buildings? Have you been following the progress of the new garden at the... more »»

Yearbooks at the library

July 23, 2016 The young face smiled at me from the pages of a high school yearbook. The shag haircut so popular in the early 1970s had not a single gray hair. more »»

The time to stand together is now

July 13, 2016 Words cannot express the sorrow and shock we feel for our brothers and sisters in Dallas. more »»

Perpetual motion

July 9, 2016 According to Wikipedia, a perpetual motion machine is a hypothetical machine that can do work indefinitely without an energy sourc. more »»

Eulogy for Lois Duncan

July 2, 2016 My heart is sad as I write this week’s column because iconic children and young adult author Lois Duncan has die. more »»

Library animals

June 25, 2016 True story. This week four boys came to the library and loudly announced they were bored. Uh-oh. Those two B words together are cause for alarm because bored boys usually mean trouble. more »»

Books and water don’t mix….

June 18, 2016 Once upon a time four friends went to the beach. more »»

I am always your American flag

June 14, 2016 I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. more »»

Darnedest things, Part 2

June 11, 2016 In last week’s column, I used that melodramatic literary device known as THE CLIFFHANGER. According to the definition, a cliffhanger is an ending to an episode that leaves the audience in suspense. more »»

We do the darnedest things

June 4, 2016 Get ready! Today is the summer reading kickoff at the Mifflin County Library.* Get set! Bring the whole family for some fun activities and food. more »»

Involuntary volunteers

May 28, 2016 Last week I wrote about our valuable volunteers and their service to the library and its customers. more »»

You know you’re getting older... reprise

May 25, 2016 Writing the “You know you’re getting older” columns has been fun, as has feedback from kind readers. I’m glad for the information that the K.V. more »»

Funny book titles

May 7, 2016 It all started when a post appeared in my Facebook newsfeed — Are you a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath? Gee, is the FB algorithm that tracks our words/posts/shares/likes and makes “suggestions... more »»

But you’re never too old to learn...

May 6, 2016 A bit of potpourri today. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jim Marker was reminiscing about his days as a movie theater ushe. more »»



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