Author Archives: Brad

The Magic of Media Queries

Library websites aren’t thrown together with nary a thought. They are not designed in a slapdash manner. A lot of thought is put into the look and feel as well as the content on the page. One of the driving … Continue reading

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Guys Book Group May 1st Meeting Is Complete with an Author Visit

This is just a friendly reminder that the Guys Book Group meeting on May 1st will include a visit from the author, Micheal Stedman. The book is ‘A’ is for Argonaut. Below is a description compliments of GoodReads. If it sounds … Continue reading

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Computer Literacy

You may (or may not) have noticed an added entry on the little black bar above this post called Cross the Digital Divide. I’m here to give you the scoop on that. While e-books affect library patrons acutely, it’s far from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flowers for Algernon

I had honestly not even heard of this book until recently. I used to be embarrassed when my ignorance of a book was revealed. After all, I consider myself well-read and if there’s a famous book out there I should have … Continue reading

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How About a Guys Book Group?

Are you a guy? Do you like to read? If you answered yes to these questions, why not join the Robbins Library’s Guys Book Group? Library director Ryan Livergood gathers guys at the Fox branch on the first Wednesday of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arabian Nights

I had been meaning to read this for quite some time. The only trouble is there was no “this”. It’s a cleverly clothed collection of Middle Eastern fairy tales. Unlike the Brothers Grimm collection I have, this one attempts to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Life of Pronouns

I wanted to like this book, I really did. In the grand tradition of Bill Bryson’s “Mother Tongue” and Lynne Truss’ “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” I love books about words and how we use them. So a book about what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just a Geek

This book combines a few of my favorite things: raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. No. Wait, those are the song lyrics. Sorry. What I meant to say was: technology, a nonconformist, and Star Trek. There. My secret’s out. … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

For years I’ve wanted to start a new tradition: read A Christmas Carol during the Christmas Season. I’ve watched the Patrick Stewart version and even own A Muppet’s Christmas Carol (an underrated movie, that). This year, thanks to the Minuteman … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1776

By the time I was halfway through 1776, I was wondering how on Earth our National Anthem isn’t God Save the Queen. The Battle of Bunker Hill was technically a loss and the taking of Boston went off with hardly … Continue reading

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