Banned Books Week 2018

Banned Books Week is upon us! Come celebrate the week with us from September 23 – 29th.  The theme of this year is ‘Speak Out – Banning Books Silences Stories’. There are many reasons books have been banned or challenged in the past, varying from religious views to sexual content. The purpose of this week […]

National Wilderness Month

September is well underway.  That means an end to hot, sticky summer and the start of autumn: cooler weather, pumpkins, and beautiful foliage!  September also marks the anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 3, 1964.  From 2009-2016, President Obama annually proclaimed September as National Wilderness Month in […]

Demographics Now Database Review

What is in your neighborhood and why do you need to know? Location, location, location! Nothing could be more important for a new business; it could mean the difference between failure and success. That is why a thorough targeted demographic scan is such an important tool. DemographicsNow, a library database, takes the pain out of […]

Live a Creative Life

  National Live Creative Day is observed annually on September 14.  Let the world see your creativity on National Live Creative Day!   To Live Creative allows for the exploration of imagination.  Celebrate National Live Creative Day by taking the time to invent, discover and dream. Bringing creativity in our lives through a variety of media from […]

1st Appearance: Hawkeye

Hawkeye Real Name/Alias: Clinton Francis “Clint” Barton, Ronin, and Goliath 1st Appearance: Tales of Suspense #57, September 1964 Place of Origin: Waverly, Iowa, United States Profession: Carnival Attraction, Adventurer Affiliations: Avengers, Defenders, West Coast Avengers, and the Thunderbolts Created by: Stan Lee and Don Heck Abilities: Master archer and marksman Expert tactician and hand-to-hand combatant […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Better Than Ever

Preview (opens in a new window)Heraclitus once said “the only thing that is constant is change.”  Those words are as true today as they were then.  The Freeman/Lozier library staff has been busy for the past couple of years priming the building for a facelift and our work is not yet completed. Whether you are […]

Oyster Mushrooms

Ever hear of oyster mushrooms? They almost look too cute to eat.  Oyster mushroom caps can vary from dark grey, green, pink or yellow depending on the seasons and species. You can find them at farmer markets. I found these at the Saturday Omaha Farmers Market. They can sometimes be found in supermarkets.  Size ranges […]

National Preparedness Month

  September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the American Red Cross.  During this month, households across the country are encouraged to develop emergency plans in the event of a home fire or natural disaster (such as a flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, or thunderstorm).  Below are some tips to get you started on your […]

Origins of Labor Day

For many of us, an eight-hour day, a safe environment, and the absence of any coworkers still wiggling their baby teeth are common expectations for a typical workplace. We can thank the labor movement of the late 19th and early 20th century for this.  Labor Day may now be most recognized in the United States […]