Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and we have some ideas on ways to celebrate this month-long holiday at home.Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a great time to immerse yourself in the rich culture that has been shared by Asian-American and Pacific Islander-American creatives.Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated mainly in the United States and focuses on citizens whose family and… read more >>

Memorial Day: to Honor and Remember

Memorial Day: to Honor and Remember So, you are gently strolling our local cemeteries and your attention turns to those many, many headstones of men and women who have fallen in war. One or more of them may be relatives, neighbors or friends. Some are unknown to you. Though their graves offer but a passing… read more >>

Puppy Care

Many of us have been stuck at home with time on our hands.  For some, this has been a good time to get a new pet.  If you have decided to get a dog, but need some help with puppy care and training, the library can help.  We have lots of materials you can access… read more >>

International Museum Day

Did you know that May 18th is International Museum Day?  It has been officially celebrated since 1977. This year’s theme is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.” While we may not be able to physically visit museums right now, there is always the virtual tour option – which when you think about going international, has… read more >>

May is Cemetery Appreciation Month

May is Cemetery Appreciation Month.  Well, not officially, but your Genealogy and Local History Librarian, Tim Seman, invites you to get out and visit our local cemeteries.  As a place to honor and remember the dead, cemeteries can be a trove of useful information for building family trees. While on site, you may enjoy the… read more >>

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Using Online Resources

The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo is often misunderstood in the United States, being confused with Mexico’s Labor Day (May 1) and Independence Day (September 16).  It is actually in celebration of a victory by Mexican forces against the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  While this was a minor… read more >>

May is National Mental Health Month

During this health crisis, many are experiencing issues with isolation caused by social distancing.  The message to keep in mind is “You Are Not Alone.” Even in so-called ‘normal’ times, many of us experience anxiety and depression.  This month is a time to share your experiences and to support one another.  We need to continue… read more >>

National DNA Day

It’s National DNA Day – celebrated every year on April 25th to commemorate the day in 1953 that papers were published about the double helix structure of DNA (Check out the biographies in Biography Reference Center for James Dewey Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin). It also commemorates the day that the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003.  There are some great interactive timelines about the… read more >>

Tips for Cyber Safety

Conducting personal business online can be risky.  Follow these tips from librarian, Kelly, to help make your time online safer. Change passwords regularly on all of your accounts so an old password can’t be used against you. Lie when answering password challenge questions. Use an answer or phrase that only you know. Enable encryption on… read more >>

Coronavirus Pandemic: Reliable Resources

Coronavirus Pandemic: Fight Fake News with Reliable Government Resources  Have you heard that essential oils could cure COVID-19? Or maybe you heard from your cousin’s friend of a friend that the whole nation is going on lockdown? The Coronavirus pandemic is flooded with misinformation, but you can help thwart misinformation by sharing these reliable government resources via social media, email,… read more >>

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