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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 »»

Facebook first: When did this happen?

April 30, 2016 If my clothes catch fire at an early summer barbecue, I promise I will “stop, drop and roll” — but first, let me take a selfi. more »»

Entertainment for feeble minds

April 22, 2016 Jonas Yoder was my junior high geography teacher at Derry Township High School and Burnham-Derry High School (which were sandwiched between Yeagertown High School and Chief Logan High School, but al... more »»

You know you’re getting older: Finis

April 16, 2016 Hadn’t really planned another “Getting Older’’ column, but when friend Jim Marker supplied me with his list at church, I knew I had to give it one last try. more »»

Attending an armchair conference

April 16, 2016 I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! I had a brand new experience this week that certainly changed my perspective about professional conferences. more »»

Cast ballot for manufacturing

April 14, 2016 Voters are going to the polls this year with economic worries uppermost in their minds. Although the “headline” unemployment rate has fallen to . more »»

Happy anniversary/celebrate National Library Week

April 9, 2016 One year ago, this column started with: “This is National Library Week, a time for recognizing the important role that libraries play in their communities. more »»

What ever happened to ‘yes’?

April 9, 2016 Last Friday evening, I was watching one of my favorite game shows on TV, “Wheel of Fortune” (my other favorite is its companion, “Jeopardy!”). more »»

The front of the line

April 2, 2016 Did you ever wish you could cut in on a big, long line? Or, jump to the head of the line? If you are a Disney goer, you can sort of do this with a Fast Pass, even though it may take several hours. more »»



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