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Batman: Dark Knight Looming

We’re really just less than four days away from the release of Dark Knight Rises, the thrilling conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  The first installment, Batman Begins, breathed new life into the moribund film franchise, and the second installment, … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Lives of Batman

Even as the filming of Batman: Dark Knight Rises unfolds in the streets of Pittsburgh, and DC Comics and their legions of tired fans gird themselves for yet another continuity re-boot, I have to remind myself that there are always … Continue reading

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On Reading 100 Books, Part II

Another year over, and once again I failed miserably at reading 100 books. All right, maybe “failed” is a strong word. I ended up reading 70 books and that’s nothing to scoff at, right? Scornful sideways glances from feral felines aside, … Continue reading

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Get Your Game On

If you’ve nosed around your branch’s AV section in the past few days, you may have noticed that things were shuffled around a bit to make room for a new collection. That’s right, we are all circulating video games now! … Continue reading

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Digital Comics Now on Hoopla

I have been waiting for libraries to carry digital comics for years. And now, thanks to Hoopla and a few major comics publishers, they do. (Read this for information on why the Library may not have the eBook or digital … Continue reading

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On Reading 100 Books (Actually, more like 50)

On January 21, 2014, I shared this picture on social media with the accompanying caption positing that I would attempt to read one hundred books during the year. Almost as soon as my fingers pounded out the goal, I realized … Continue reading

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By George: Georgian Era Historical Romance

As a student of the works and life of Jane Austen and devotee of historical romance, my favorite time period is the Regency era, which roughly falls between 1811 and 1820, when King George III’s son, the Prince of Wales, took … Continue reading

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Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

A while ago an article appeared on my Facebook feed that was called 11 Things Only Parents of Boys Understand. This type of article drives me crazy; I never agree with the things on the list and usually find that you … Continue reading

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Strange Characters: The Cinematic Pairings of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp

In anticipation of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes coming out on Christmas Day, I’ve been having my own Burton retrospective and recently watched Edward Scissorhands for the umpteenth time.  With this film, Burton found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp that has … Continue reading

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Ask a Librarian

I feel pretty competent when it comes to finding information and locating books that I’m interested in (As a librarian, you’d hope this would be the case, right?!). I love talking with my colleagues in other departments, but rarely ask … Continue reading

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