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Taylor S.

By day, Taylor is a librarian at the Canfield Branch, but by night, she is a cross-stitching, history-loving, classic-movie-watching baker who is carrying on a continuous attempt to sew her own capsule wardrobe. She is probably reading two or three books at any given time.

The Latest From Taylor S.

The Grimm Origins of Your Favorite Movies

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There are few storytellers as notable as the Brothers Grimm. Known for their dark versions of popular fairy tales, Jacob Grimm and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm get in motion many a motion picture inspired by their dark tales. The two brothers always had a love of folklore and legend and often gathered stories from people in various communities… read more >>

Teens Can Write Too!

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Teens Can Write Too: 7 Teen Authors Who Wrote Books for Teens.   1) Christopher Paolini was 15 years old when he started writing his epic, dragon-centric The Inheritance Cycle series. It took some time, but the first three books (Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr) were published by the age of 19 and became international bestsellers. There are now four books in the series (he’s working on… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–How to Make Victorian-Era Wassail

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“Here we come a-wassailing, among the leaves so green;   And here we come a-wand’ring, so fair to be seen.”  Have you ever looked back wistfully to the days of yore and wished that you could partake in some of the activities that were once popular? Well, with this blog post you absolutely can! We’ll be making Victorian-Era Wassail,… read more >>

Make Coffee with a French Press

Adulting 101

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 >>