Preserving History

I’m a big fan of volunteering (see Get Involved) and I recently attended a volunteer appreciation lunch at my local PBS station for Station’s Archived Memories (SAM). As the name suggests, SAM archives items connected to Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS). A completely volunteer driven organization, SAM has become a model for other stations looking to … More Preserving History

“Ex Libris” Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

I love movies….I love them so much that I host a yearly Oscar Award Show party, complete with red carpet and best-picture-nominee-themed food. Last year I served Chicken Tikka Masala in honor of “Lion” (good book, better movie), Cubans for “Moonlight” (movie set in Miami, FL), and Swedish Meatballs for “Man Called Ove” (Swedish book … More “Ex Libris” Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Get Carded

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, a “holiday” that I celebrate every month. More than I would like, I hear from co-workers that they A) have not stepped foot in their local library and B) do not have a library card. This amazes me! Not only are they missing out on books but streaming … More Get Carded

Dystopian Wanderings

Publishing trends are important in my line of work. Of course, these trends are fueled by consumer tastes and sometimes these preferences are influenced by current events. Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been recently adapted into a Hulu show starring Elizabeth Moss. This timing compliments a renewed interest in the book and its subject matter. … More Dystopian Wanderings

Wanderings

Last weekend, my husband & I took a mini-break to Western Colorado. On the drive we started listening to the new podcast brainchild of Serial and This American Life: S-Town. While I am a huge fan of Season 1 of Serial, I have never listened Brian Reed, the host of S-Town (and This American Life). He … More Wanderings