Profiles in Library History: Dr. Jessie Carney Smith

Profiles in Library History: Dr. Jessie Carney Smith In her landmark reference series Notable Black American Women, Dr. Jessie Carney Smith collects the biographies of 1100 remarkable women across three massive volumes weighing in at almost 20 pounds. Within the series’ nearly 3000 pages, you can find the life stories of extraordinary actresses and activists, […]

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Newsletters Spotlight: Ben’s Barrels

Ben Primis is a multitalented man – from inventor and CEO of Ben’s Barrels to musician, motivational speaker, award-winning artist, and of course, library patron. For those who aren’t familiar with the Ben’s Barrels brand, the Erie-based company sells handcrafted BBQ grills manufactured from USDA food grade approved steel drums, complete with aerodynamic, laser cut […]

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The Many Aspects of Minerva

Minerva was busy in Roman times overseeing many aspects of life and culture. Our Adult Services Department has picked titles in each of her patron areas – read on to learn more about these books! Wisdom – Life’s Journeys according to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers and introduced by Joanne Rogers This book can be […]

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Fun and Feel Good Romances

Romance novels get a bad rap, but there is something about curling up on the couch when it is snowy and cold, getting involved in the lives of two people that will get together at the end. The book version of a romantic comedy, romances come in all flavors. Contemporary, historical, sci-fi, fantasy – the […]

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Our Favorite Things 2019

Staff Spotlight – Our Favorite Things 2019 What was your favorite thing you checked out in 2019? Our management team has shared some of the titles they’ve enjoyed from this past year.   In 2019 I have had the opportunity to listen to many awesome audiobooks through Overdrive, books on CD and books on Playaway. […]

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