What Would Your Pet Read?

What Would Your Pet Read?

April 21, 2020

With working-from-home becoming the new-norm, we are all spending more time than usual in the company of our pets—much to their delight, horror, or indifference depending on species and personality.

And maybe we've gone a little crazy not be...

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A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

April 14, 2020

To help you complete the Spring 2020 Adult Reading Challenge—as well as keep you sane during these trying times—we'll be doing several "staff picks" lists with our recommendations for some of the challenge activities.

This week we're sharin...

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Our Favorite Podcasts

Our Favorite Podcasts

April 7, 2020

To help you complete the Spring 2020 Adult Reading Challenge—as well as keep you sane during these trying times—we'll be doing several "staff picks" lists with our recommendations for some of the challenge activities.

First up, "Listen to a...

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Iron-Willed & Tea-Powered

Iron-Willed & Tea-Powered

March 31, 2020

Pride & Prejudice with vampires, werewolves, and steam-powered airships. 

If your immediate reaction was one of giddy glee or burning curiosity, then Soulless by author Gail Carriger may very well be just the book for you.

 

Soulless by Ga...

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Books that read like Hallmark Movies

Books that read like Hallmark Movies

March 24, 2020

When people find out I’m a librarian, they often assume that I read a lot of literacy fiction. Spoiler, I do not. I actually do not read a whole lot of books, maybe one a month. When I do read a book, I tend to read items that are light, fluffy,...

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Dinner Dilemna

Dinner Dilemna

March 17, 2020

When I’m not reading, running, or shuttling my children to commitments, I’m almost always wondering what I’m going to do about dinner. An average cook, who loves to eat, I’m forever gathering ideas. In the event you find yourself similarly...

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Romance Books to Warm Up With

Romance Books to Warm Up With

March 10, 2020

 

Who doesn’t love a little love at this time of the year, or better yet all year round?  I’ve read my fair share of romance novels over the years and these are some of my personal recommendations.  To me, romance is all about letting your...

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15 Snowy Books to Read in Winter

15 Snowy Books to Read in Winter

March 3, 2020

Reading is pretty great any time of year, but there’s something special about reading while getting curled up under a blanket with a mug of something warm nearby as the snow falls on the other side of the window.  You could read anything, of co...

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Dining on Romance – Books You Can Enjoy for Life

Dining on Romance – Books You Can Enjoy for Life

February 25, 2020

I’m sure we’ve all been asked the question – If you could only eat one type of meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – or some version thereof. And while a person’s answer can bring about a certain level of insight into thei...

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A Waukee Public Library Valentine

A Waukee Public Library Valentine

February 14, 2020

 

Valentine’s Day is upon us! 

For many, a lovable or relatable character can make a huge difference in the way we interact with a story. 

When staff at the Waukee Public Library were asked what characters they would write a Valentine to, ...

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