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Lindsay

Lindsay is a Youth Services Librarian at the Main Library who enjoys reading juvenile fiction, cozy mysteries and cookbooks with pictures. She adores her best friend, Simon, a shar-pei/basset hound and tries to get him involved in her programs when possible. Traveling, tattoos and trying new foods are some of her interests as well as crafting and delving into other cultures.

The Latest From Lindsay

Kentucky Derby Traditions 

kentucky derby horse race

The Kentucky Derby: the most exciting two minutes in sports! However, for fans of this race, this is more than just two minutes. It is a month-long festival celebrating spring, otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby Festival. Marathons, boat races, parades, hot air balloons and more make up this time prior to the official derby day (which is always… read more >>

Holi: The Festival of Colours

Happy Holi Festival of Color

Holi is a Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Colours. It is celebrated to welcome the spring season in India, and typically takes place in March (depending on the full-moon day of Phalguna). It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The day before Holi, pyres, or mounds of combustible materials, are lit on fire to signify the burning of evil spirits. The day… read more >>

National Johnny Appleseed Day

Apples in a basket

March 11, 2021 is National Johnny Appleseed Day. John Chapman, the tin-pan-hatted ragamuffin who treks the outdoors sowing apple seeds in his every shoeless footstep. Children love him and we’ve grown up knowing him as Johnny Appleseed. My childhood recollection of Johnny Appleseed comes from a dated 1948 Walt Disney short film and a Mary… read more >>

#OwnVoices: The Need for Genuine-Experience Authors

Diversity paper heads

#OwnVoices is a hashtag movement, coined by Corinne Doyvis on Twitter, that refers to a book written by an author from an underrepresented group about their own experiences from their own perspective within that group. Underrepresented groups include BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), Latinx, Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+, Body Positive, Differently-Abled authors and many more…. read more >>

Mardi Gras!

mardi gras mask, feathers and beads

Mardi Gras! Both words translated from the French mardi meaning Tuesday, gras meaning fat. Reverse the word order and thus we have Fat Tuesday! We’ve all heard stories of the festive Mardi Gras parties from New Orleans’ French Quarter or Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, but here are some things you may not know about the holiday:  Some other names given to this celebration are Shrove Tuesday, Paczki Day, Pancake Tuesday and Carnival. … read more >>

Boxing Day… What is it?

Boxing Day

No, it has nothing to do with the sport of two contending fighters in festive red gloves. Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and a few other countries. Traditionally it is celebrated on December 26, but sometimes falls on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is often enjoyed by… read more >>