Air Guitar Hero

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

Zombie Fiction: Not Just For Brain-Eaters!

zombie-521243_640To 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

Blog Post: Abbr., Acronyms & Terms

DSCF1797Ever 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

Blog Post: Librarians Are…..

IMG_4018You 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

Blog Post: Up For Debate

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.

galeGale’s “In Context” databases are prefect for LCLS patronsRead More

Blog Post: “BEACH” READING FAVORITES

This is the time of year when everyone starts talking about “Beach Reads”. So what exactly is a beach read? First of all, you don’t have to be at the beach, or even on vacation to read one. The term simply implies you’re relaxing and don’t want a book that is too challenging or slow. It’s sort of like tasty junk food for your mind.Read More

Blog Post: Myths About Storytimes Quiz

Reading to children is the most-volunteered-for request we get the the library—but unfortunately, it’s a task usually designated for the pros. Why? Isn’t reading to your kids educational?

YES! And we would never want you to stop… but our professional storytellers take things to another level (and can help provide you with ideas to bring home to make the most out of the experience).
Take the quiz below to see how your storytimes stack up.Read More

Blog Post: History of Traveling Libraries

pic “… here she’ll come, right through the rain and fog and cold.”  Sounds like the postman honor code of ethics, doesn’t it?  This quote is from a wonderful children’s story titled, That Book Woman by Heather Henson.  It was a fictionalized story of one of the Pack Horse Librarians, who were known as “Book Women” in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky. Read More

Blog Post: Which weed-wacker should I purchase?

Best-Electric-Weed-Wacker-ReviewsI’m not really a shop-a-holic as much as I am a deal-a-holic.  True story—I will wait to purchase exactly what I want at a price that I feel is great.  As such, I am ALWAYS doing research on items I want.  Sometimes it is as simple as a pair of shoes.  At the end of the day, I just have to know that I got the best bang for my buck.Read More