Roommate Etiquette

It’s not completely ridiculous to say that, at some point in your life, you will probably have a roommate.  Whether it’s in the dorms at college, an apartment, or even a rental house, you will share a living space with someone.  And the way you behave with that person in the shared space can make or break… read more >>

Let’s Go to the Zoo

Hello Mahoning County! Are you like me and miss  being able to go anywhere, say the zoo?  Well, let’s do it! Let’s set up a zoo within our neighborhoods this July! This would be the same as the “Going on a Bear Hunt” everyone saw earlier this spring. See exotic animals as you walk your neighborhoods or at a library… read more >>

Cooking with the Library

Hey Everyone!  Renee here. Today I am going to share with you one of the BEST banana bread recipes that I have made. This banana bread is a crowd favorite and every time I bring it to work its usually gone within a couple of hours. I stumbled across this recipe in Chrissy Teigen’s (who… read more >>

Around the World with Famous Libraries by Mary Kelly

There is no better place to celebrate reading and writing than the library! The following list highlights some of the most famous and interesting libraries across the world. Click on the links to explore them further!   The Library of Congress  Perhaps the most famous library in America, the Library of Congress is one of… read more >>

Cooking with the Library: Pizzelles

Have you ever had a pizzelle before?  A pizzelle is a type of waffle cookie. This waffle cookie started in the Abruzzo region in Italy.  Homemade pizzelles only require a few ingredients and an iron. Pizzelles have something in common with a similar word, pizza. Both of these items are round and flat. Tradition says that both the pizzelle and the pizza started in the same region in Italy. This cookie was used… read more >>

Social Media Etiquette

Social media has been around for what feels like forever.  But if you ask around, you can easily find someone who remembers what life was like before hashtags, profile pics, and oversharing.  And these same people probably also have some pretty good social media fail stories because we all learned as we went along.  So how… read more >>

Cooking with the Library: Braided Bread

From beginning to end, the mastery of a good loaf of bread is fulfilling. There is nothing like the smell of it from the minute you open the yeast packet until you remove the loaves of fresh bread from the oven!  And, even if not done perfectly, you will have a finished product to eat- that is… read more >>

Make Coffee with a French Press

Coffee is one of the world’s favorite drinks, and there are many ways to make and drink it! From iced coffee, to espresso, to the noble French press – the options for coffee are almost endless. The French press as we know it now was patented in 1929 by Attilio Calimani, an Italian designer from Milan. Now you may… read more >>

Summer Solstice

June 20, 2020 marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The June solstice, or as it’s more commonly known as the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year because the Earth receives the longest period of sunlight. The sun is also at its highest point in the sky. In the Southern Hemisphere,… read more >>

What is an Apprenticeship?

Wait, what is apprenticeship? Simply put, the definition of an apprenticeship is a paid period of training that allows you to learn a skill or particular set of skills. Apprenticeships are available over a wide choice of industries and sectors. Apprenticeships can be called “the other 4-year degree”, as they offer an alternative to a… read more >>

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