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Young child using Early Literacy Station at MCFL
“Dah,” says a very tiny girl as she touches the screen of the library’s new Early Literacy Station.  The elephant  trumpets.  “Dah!” she says more...
 But it's not rain rain, it's KINETIC RAIN. And it's the world's largest kinetic art sculpture made of  1,216 gracefully moving, motorized, shiny bronze droplets. See it at...
This installment: three novels about family dysfunction (a “specialty” of mine). One with a galvanizing death, one mixing teenage angst and magic, and one about the trickiness of...
 When I run or walk every day, I listen to audio books on my audio player.  I have downloaded many books from the Library’s digital collection, Overdrive.  Here are some recent...
It's funny, I caught something on Facebook that seemed a bit strange.  Someone I know posted this on Facebook:In honor of the big wedding on Friday, Use your royal wedding guest name. Start...
Got a pesky error message like this one?Many times error messages like these come up from time to time and people don't know the first clue on how to fix or prevent messages from popping up in...
This installment: a novel featuring hypnotism, a Pakistani expat in London, and another of Lackberg’s wonderful mysteries.   The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945 -1956
Publishing industry magazine Publishers Weekly has just released its Best Books of 2012 selections.  Get the books at your local library.          ...
Book cover with a painting by Jasper Johns.
Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind’s Eye will be exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through February 3, 2013.  Some 90 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints...
The terms virus, spyware, and malware nowadays are almost interchangable. Generally the all encompassing term is malware. The lines have been blurred on what a virus is. Today things that affect our...