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Adult Book Blog Staff book reviews, fiction and non-fiction.

The Couponing Librarian will teach you how to make a change for very little change by using coupons to get items at deep discounts or for free that you can donate to organizations that help others.

The Edge: A blog about Occult philosophy, depth psychology, ancient times, future times and the frontiers of science.

Farnsworth's blog features news and reviews in the world of sci-fi.

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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.

Local History narrated by librarian Zac Springer

Music Musings on Monday 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.

The Sports Section - Pros and Cons

No, this topic is not about professional athletes and their legal problems.  This is about some of the rule changes affecting MLB and the NFL this year that have stirred up a bit of controversy.
 
With the 2014 baseball season just underway, teams, announcers, umpires, and fans are trying to figure out the two major rules changes.
 

Sleepless in...EVERYWHERE! Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

What if something apocalyptic happens in the future and suddenly 90% of the population can no longer sleep? What if you are one of the few who CAN? How quickly would society crumble? What happens when no one can sleep anymore?

Heartbleed: When to change your passwords

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In the past couple of days you have probably heard a lot about Heartbleed, a major security flaw in SSL (secure socket layer) that many websites use to encrypt data. If you have read about this, many people covering the story have given the advice "change all of your passwords right away." This may not be the best advice. If you changed your password on a website before the site patched the security flaw, the new password could still be vulnerable.

WPPL does not use OpenSSL (the technology that is the source of the vulnerability) in our public websites, nor in our catalog.

TuitionTracker.org: Learn the true costs of college

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If there is someone college-bound in your household, take a look at a new database that has just been launched called TuitionTracker.org. Created by the Dallas Morning News, The Hechinger Report and the Education Writers Association, the site includes data on more than 3,000 institutions of higher learning. For families dealing with making college choices, this site contains a lot of helpful information.

It's a Mystery - A Little History in the Mystery

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I've written before about the many sub-genres of the Mystery genre, such as cozies, police procedurals, and hard-boiled.  One sub-genre that is regaining its popularity is the Historical mystery.

Springing Back Slowly

Having endured quite a brutal winter, I know we’re all anxious for Spring’s arrival. The unusual sight of my lawn immediately sparked ideas for this year’s landscaping updates.

Discworld is turning 30!

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle.

February is "Women in Horror" month!

If your valentine heart leaks, it may be because February is "Women in Horror" month, which celebrates women in the horror industry. I'm going to expand the definition to include literature.

Globe-trotting with the Olympics

With the winter Olympics underway, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore new cultures and show off your mad geography skills.  The host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics is Sochi, Russia which, interestingly enough, is a favorite summer spot for Russians, averaging 52 degrees for

The World Fantasy Award goes to Alif the Unseen

The winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for novel went to Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson.

The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy.