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It is November; a time to reflect on things that we are thankful for.

Some folks take it day by day throughout the month, and count their blessings one by one. I’ve been thinking about all I am thankful for, and, of course I am thankful for family, friends, food on my table, a warm, cozy home and all of the things that most people would consider blessings.

Closeup of Hey Diddle Diddle by Randolph Caldecott

Thousands of books are published every year, and of those, some are judged to be better than the rest in one category or another.

Learn how we made our giant Mockingjay wall pin, and how you can make one too!

Have you heard of the Pickle Principle? At JCPL, the Pickle Principle has become a daily way of making sure that everybody who visits us “gets the pickle!”

The Pickle Principle was hatched by Bob Farrell, an entrepreneur who personally received a letter from a disgruntled customer whose waitress wanted to charge him for an extra slice of pickle on his hamburger.

Tuesday morning as East Coast residents woke to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the pleas were already being made for blood donations, funds donations, and other ways for those of us who can to help our fellow Americans.

November is

Aviation History Month

With only two weeks to go before the general election on Nov. 6, most voters are already secure in their picks for the main races. But the races at the state and community level may still hold some questions for local voters.

Moby Dick is one of those books you might have been required to read in high school or college, and afterward you scrape yourself off the deck, count yourself lucky to have survived, and like its narrator, Ishmael, you attempt to move on.

I love one stop shopping. It saves time and energy.

To be able to shop in a department store where I can find grocery items as well as household and other things I need is pretty handy indeed.

In some one stop shopping centers you can even sit down and eat or get a meal-deal to go.

This week the library owes a great deal of thanks to a group of volunteers who count for us in very special ways.

Every year the library selects a week to conduct a count of our usage, using this "typical week" as a sort of survey for what our average usage is all year long.

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