Lost Within the Library

Perhaps you’ve checked out and then misplaced library material (I’m not judging; no one’s perfect), but were you aware that sometimes items get lost within the library itself? Sometimes patrons look at an item and put it back in the wrong place, sometimes an item falls behind a shelf or a new volunteer misplaces it, and, sometimes, just sometimes, we put it in the wrong place ourselves (like I said, no one’s perfect). So please have a little patience when we have to trace an item that you want. Besides, doesn’t the anticipation make it that much sweeter when we do find the item? (I’m going to pretend I don’t see you shaking your head ‘no’).

Informed Holiday Shopping - Free Access to Consumer Reports

Do you have lots of shopping left to do? Want to make an informed decision about electronics, household items or, even, automobiles? Why not check out the library's FREE access to Consumer Reports? You can read full-text reviews via our electronic database from the comfort of your own home. Remember, you can always call your local branch if you need any assistance navigating our Online Resources.

There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question

Many patrons walk around confused, unsure how to find what they want. They don’t know what all those orange envelopes hold or even where to put the books they decide they don’t want. Remember: there is no such thing as a stupid question! Even ‘Where is the bathroom?’ is a great question if it keeps you from vomiting on the floor or having some other kind of ‘accident’, if you know what I mean.

November Shipwrecks to Remember

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they called "Gitche Gumee."
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy.” – Gordon Lightfoot

Well, as we prepare to move into December, I found myself reflecting on famous events that have happened in the month of November. One of the events that always comes to mind for me when I think of November is the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Although, I have to admit that my only attachments to the event are the Gordon Lightfoot song and also the mystery surrounding the ship’s sinking. The story is such a tra