Compliment Day

Let me begin by saying it is so nice of you to read this blog today.  I can see that you are an inquisitive and intelligent person.  Yes, it is Compliment Day.  It is a day where we can say something positive about the people we see every day. Not only do compliments make other […]

Slow Cooking for Everyone

January just happens to be National Slow Cooking Month and a great time to make delicious warm meals on a cold winter’s day.  Slow cooking and crock-pots are used interchangeably; however, crock-pots are a brand of slow cookers that come in various shapes and sizes and just about every major appliance company now makes their […]

Fair Use Checklist

According to, “Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances.” It can be a daunting task to figure out what is and is not considered fair use. To help with this, the Bellevue University Library introduced a new copyright tool, […]

1st Appearance: The Fantastic Four

The Fantastic Four 1st Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1, November 1961 Base of Operations/Headquarters: Baxter Building (top 5 floors), Four Freedoms Plaza, Pier 4, 4 Yancey Street Members: Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing Team Leader: Mister Fantastic Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Mister Fantastic Real Name/Alias:   Reed Richards 1st Appearance:  […]

National Bagel Day

  It seems like there is a day for everything, so why not bagels! Today, January 15, is National Bagel Day. Of course, everything has its story and this is the story of the bagel.   Though not everyone agrees and no one knows for sure, the most common theory is that the bagel can […]

“The Public” DVD Review

Public libraries give the homeless population a place to be warm, dry, and drop their defenses temporarily. Inside, they are welcome to read newspapers, books, or bulletin board messages, research on computers, and sit around with others or isolate themselves in corners. During the cold and rainy seasons, they line up outside before the building […]

Beat the Winter Blues

Here it is January and some of us live where we have experienced the true season of winter for at least a couple of months now.  By that I mean it is cold, windy, it has snowed, and we don’t have a lot of day light hours to enjoy.  We can sit around and complain […]


Amaryllis means to sparkle in Greek.  Amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow.  They are easy to bloom again from year to year, unlike the Poinsettia. They produce large, colorful bell-shaped flowers that get better with time, the bulbs getting bigger and producing more flower stems. Properly cared for they can live for 75 years.  Amaryllis […]

Did You Know Winter 2019 Edition

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:   The Library is conducting a survey […]

New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We gather with family and friends, eat good food and exchange gifts, and are given the opportunity to share our past experiences and take-aways from our years. After self-reflection, there naturally comes a time where our minds turn to what comes next; what we […]