Author Archive | Alexa Hansen

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Spooky Crafts with Creativebug

It’s almost Halloween! I don’t know about you, but 2020 seems to be an endless Halloween full of more tricks than treats. Luckily, the Niles-Maine District Library has an online resource called Creativebug, which includes more than 1,000 arts and crafts video tutorials taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creativebug also gives you a […]

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An Ode to John Cusack Movies

There’s something about John Cusack that makes everything feel right in the world. Maybe it’s because he was born in Evanston, IL and still has hometown pride for the city of Chicago. Maybe it’s because the characters he plays in movies all speak to my angsty soul in a need to write sappy poetry because […]

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New Book Alert! Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Have you ever connected to an author whose books and words just make you feel seen? That’s how I feel about author Alexandra Bracken. She is the pen behind the wildly successful series The Darkest Minds, which was then adapted into a blockbuster movie.  Her newest book Lore will be released on January 5, 2021 […]

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Meditation & Physical Health

I have major anxiety most minutes of the day, so I am no stranger to feeling an unnamed sense of dread. With COVID-19 updates, worries, and uncertainty on top of us like a weighted blanket, it can make taking care of your mental and physical health a little daunting. These are weird times for all […]

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