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Novennber Reigns

Four years ago, we declared the month of November to be “Novennber,” a time for us to, among other things, goofily celebrate books using a not-nearly-celebrated-enough medium: The Venn diagram. Surprisingly, this highly important observance has not gained any traction nationally or globally, but here at BPL, the fourth annual Novennber is in full swing. … Continue reading

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Fun Size Halloween Book Reviews 2020

We’re rising from the blogging grave to bring you the eighth annual Shelf Life Fun Size Halloween Book Reviews: Malorie Malorie is a disturbingly timely and relatable novel. No, in real life, there’s not an invisible threat terrorizing the land that necessitates heretofore unimaginable protective measures every time you leave your house. Well, wait, that’s … Continue reading

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Enjoy Some Summer Sweetness With Summer Reading Scramble

It’s lemonade season. I don’t mean the sweet, sweet beverage, though it is time for that. I don’t mean the acclaimed Beyonce album, though it’s always time for that. In this particular context, our version of lemonade-ing is taking the bitter loss of our usual funtime activites and concocting a new form of summery sweetness. … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Your Eyes With Blind Date With a Book

Your eyes can get you in trouble. They tell you that the sweeeet-looking-yet-health-hampering cheesecake is worth eating. That the garbage movie with the cool trailer is worth seeing. That the really, really, ridiculously good looking hunk with whom you have nothing in common is worth dating. And, in the case of books, your eyes can … Continue reading

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Get You a Librarian Who Can Do it All

This past week, the silly citizens of the Internet have been amusing themselves sharing and creating content for the Dolly Parton Challenge, which involves aggregating photos of the challengee that represent the LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder-appropriate versions of themselves. The library is nothing if not hip and with it, so I accepted the challenge … Continue reading