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It's a Mystery is a blog about the Mystery genre and its many subgenres.

Just the Facts - In Reference, we learn something new every day. What we find, we share with you.

Let's Talk Trending keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest in what's happening in Popular Culture.

The Media Maven's goal is to help you understand what resources and databases the library has access to, how to use them, and sometimes give reviews to books she thinks you might enjoy.

Music Musings features music news, releases, and everyday musings.

The Playful Parent - Make the most of your family time with ideas for activities and crafts that entertain and educate!

The Sports Section covers the world of sports, from alpine skiing to yachting.

STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

The Real Music Muse

I may refer to myself as the Music Muse, but if we want to get technical, I'm only a shadow of the real thing.  According to the Ancient Greeks, there were nine Muses, demi-goddesses bestowed with the power to grant favor to poets, musicians, and other artists.  In fact, it was believed that all artistic talent and inspiration came from one of them.  Their influence covered everything from Poetry to Music to Astronomy, Comedy, Tragedy, and History.  If you were an artist, the secret to success would be to stay in the favor of the Muse who governs your area of artistic talents.  With her influence, you would be very blessed in your chosen field.

New Explora Database

For many students, writing a research paper can be a challenge, especially if they are unsure of which topic to select. Explora™, EBSCO's engaging interface for schools and public libraries, aims to simplify the research process by enabling students to search across all of your library’s EBSCO databases at once using a single search box. Students can also browse content in Explora by category to get research ideas. In addition, Topic Overviews provide students with the background information they need to begin their research.

Since Searchasaurus™, Kids Search™ and Student Research Center™ will be discontinued soon, we encourage you to try Explora. Here are some of the reasons why.

Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow

Sometimes I read to be entertained. Sometimes to learn. And once in a while, I read to relax. Pick up this book and turn the page, and I promise you will be drawn into warmth and calm.

It's a Mystery - in Merrie Olde England

We have several displays set up this month celebrating Sherlock Holmes and mysteries set in England. 

The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions . . . by John Glatt

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The 911 call played repeatedly for months on news stations in Cleveland, Ohio, after it first was placed on May 6, 2013, and is now immortalized on YouTube.

“Help me! I’m Amanda Berry! I’ve been kidnapped! And I’ve been missing for 10 years! And I’m here! I’m free now!”

American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus

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Late one evening in the 1970s at the historic La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a janitor noticed a woman in a black Victorian-style dress standing next to the fireplace and exuding, as he described it, “an aura of sadness.” This woman was not a hotel guest, nor had she wandered in from outside, a curious tou

"Remember" the start of summer

Over the years, Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer and its true meaning is often lost in long weekend celebrations.  Memorial Day evolved from the original Decoration Day, first declared on May 30, 1868, to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War.

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year by Matt McCarthy

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On his first night on call in Columbia University Medical Center’s cardiac care unit, physician Matt McCarthy inadvertently almost killed his first patient, a college professor who had collapsed during a class.

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How close are we to: Modern Technology = Mind Control?

Science-fiction is full of great "what-ifs". Many stories have reflected the paranoia that often comes with change, going back as far as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
In modern times, technology changes our lives so quickly and completely that it's inevitable that science fiction would reflect our modern fears about technology taking over our lives.
Recent titles that take aim at the pervasiveness of technology include American day Dream by Margot Pepper and ReVision by Andrea Phillips.