For most of us, dying means the end of our careers. But for authors, at least bestselling authors, death doesn’t necessarily mean the end of publishing books. Robert Ludlum (the Jason Bourne series) died in 2001, but since then twelve books have been released bearing his name. Mystery author Robert Parker (known for his Spenser series) died in 2010. Since then eleven books have been published under his name. Obviously, other authors are writing these books, using the characters, fictional world and style of the deceased author. Five different authors have written Ludlum books, while three authors have taken over Parker’s three different series.Read More
I’ll admit it; when my children were young, I didn’t take them to the local library, even though I spent many hours in the library as a child. I’m not sure why I didn’t take them. Part of it was probably that I loved reading books to them myself, and we subscribed to several book-of-the-month clubs. Now that I work at the library, I feel a little remorseful for not taking advantage when my children were young.
I recently made a stop in my hometown of Worland, WY. I decided to drop by the library that I have such fond memories of; I am pretty sure it shrunk! I walked through and then visited with the friendly library staff at the front desk.Read More
Did you know that the Library 2 Business (L2B) service from the Laramie County Library System (LCLS) is ready and eager to help every public library in the state? L2B connects Wyoming citizens with Wyoming resources in business, job seeking, nonprofit stewardship, and financial literacy.Read More
I keep hearing about storing my photos “in the cloud,” or a group working on a project which they store “in the cloud.” What about that movie I downloaded? Where is it? Are there strings of data hanging around? Are my photos dancing around in space? Or is everything just floating around in the nebula – like in Star Trek? Read More
You only belong to one of two camps: those that play air guitar or those that don’t. For those of us that do, did you know that there is an Air Guitar World Championships? Held last week in Oulu, Northern Finland, AGWC draws a respectable crowd of more than 5,000 fans cheering on their favorite international guitarist. American Matt “Airistotle” Burns was the best of 15 finalists and took home top honors this year.Read More
To get you in the mood for the Cheyenne ZombieFest, coming September 10th through 17th, this month’s fiction post is on zombie fiction.
Zombies have always been synonymous with horror. What could be creepier than a corpse coming to life and pursuing the living, threatening to turn them into similar mindless creatures or devouring their brains for sustenance? It’s a viscerally repelling, terrifying concept. Normal enemies can be vanquished. But how do you kill someone/something who is already dead?Read More
Way back in 2008, the Laramie County Library hosted the traveling exhibit Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. The Wyoming State Museum agreed to be the Library’s partner and their staff curated a wonderful complementary exhibit of the Museum’s artifacts that highlighted the impact Franklin’s inventions and ideas had on Wyoming. Read More
Ever wonder where some of the various terms we use in the library come from? More specifically computer related terms? Since I am part of Team Geek here in library land I thought I’d share some of the more common acronyms, abbreviations & terms we use and try to give you a background as to where they come from.Read More
You might think that librarians are basically serious people. We are a serious profession with our roots integral to the basis of democracy. The first public libraries were formed to ensure an educated electorate—to make sure access to information and education were not just for the elite and the wealthy. I sometimes think of those early days of our nation.Read More
Every night I (a historian) dine with a writer, a teacher, and a philosopher. Needless to say, our family has dinnertime debates, not conversations. This year’s political atmosphere has taken our dinnertime debates up a notch. Luckily, LCLS has quite a number of resources for students who need to write an argumentative paper, voters who want to become more informed, and, of course, dinnertime debaters.
Gale’s “In Context” databases are prefect for LCLS patronsRead More