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Oscar Nominations Wrap-Up

When the Oscar nominations were announced, my biggest takeaways were the diversity of the nominations. Two females were nominated for Best Director, with Chloé Zhao being the first woman of color nominated as director. So, now we’re up to only seven females ever nominated for director.  Progress, but not much. Concerning progress, or lack of […]

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Looking Back at the Last Year: Staff Picks from 2020

We all know 2020 will go down in history for being one of the strangest years ever. For me, as a public librarian, not physically interacting with the public but rather helping patrons remotely definitely qualifies as strange, as does hosting programs, attending meetings and watching presentations all via Zoom rather than in person. One […]

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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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On the Bright Side

I expect that we will all look back on this strange time with bad memories and good ones, as well. We were sad to lock up the Library knowing there are a lot of readers, viewers, gamers and listeners out there who would like to be using those books, DVDs, videogames, and CDs. We know […]

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