A few years ago, I ordered the first “Crazy Rich Asians” book for the library’s e-book collection. When the next two volumes came out, I ordered those too. They were fairly popular, but not among the top circulating e-books. I read them and loved them, though, so I recommended them to my family. Eventually, my … More Crazy Rich Asians: Why we can all relate even if we’re not multi-billionaires
This week has been a harsh and shocking reminder about the dangers of depression. In the space of a few days, we lost to suicide two cultural icons who both symbolized success in their own unique ways- fashion icon Kate Spade and the chef, author, traveler, TV show host, and master storyteller Anthony Bourdain. Kate … More Two Lights Lost
For better or for worse, social media has helped shape the lives of members of the Millennial generation (of which I am at the older end). Social media has opened new avenues of communication and connection that were impossible for earlier generations. It also has shaped how we view our peers and the world around us, … More Social Media – Millennial Friend or Foe?
Update about the passing of Stephen Hawking at end of post. Since all of you are reading a library blog, I am assuming that all of you enjoy reading and understand how it can be a transformative experience. We can probably all remember one or two of our most favorite books from childhood- books that … More A Wrinkle in Time- Books that Transform