Okay fangirls and fanboys, in an uncharacteristic recommendation for a library, I am going to recommend that you purchase a book. Well, make that a whole Humble Bundle of eBooks! This week's Humble eBook Bundle is a fantastic collection of recent speculative and sci-fi from some of the best contemporary authors. But the highlight, at least for me, is Homeland by Cory Doctorow read by, Wil Wheaton.
“Net Neutrality” is a phrase getting a lot of media attention lately. Internet access is currently a service by which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge flat rates regardless of what websites customers visit. Recent media attention surrounds a controversial judgement in a case that involved the FCC. Try this satirical video to better understand the issue:
Every year on March 14th we celebrate Pi day in honor of everybody’s favorite mathematical constant. Pi, represented by the symbol above, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Theodor Seuss Geissel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904.
Try this 30 second clip as recently deceased, Chicago-born comedic star Harold Ramis expresses the power of reading.
While voting for the readers’ choice awards for the Monarch, Bluestem, Rebecca Caudill, and Lincoln is still going on in schools and libraries throughout the state, the new nominees for the upcoming year have also been announced.
Upstairs in Youth Services we have several activities and displays in honor of Black History Month! In February, we remember important people and events throughout history that have helped shape our nation today.
A Dangerous Deceit, by Marjorie Eccles, is a wonderful Golden Era-style mystery. Ms. Eccles is best known as the author of the Gil Mayo series, which takes place in a modern English village. A Dangerous Deceit, on the other hand, takes place in the years after World War I, and does a great job in capturing that era. Although she is still reeling from the death of her father, Margaret Rees-Talbot looks forward to her marriage to Symon Scroope, who is both a Vicar and a member of the British aristocracy.