"Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Sheryl Sandberg

“It’s a jungle gym, not a ladder.” While there is only one way to get to the top of a ladder, there are many ways to get to the top of a jungle gym. According to author Sheryl Sandberg, CEO at Facebook, and a former VP at Google, the jungle gym model benefits everyone, but especially women who might be starting careers, switching careers, getting blocked by external barriers, or reentering the workforce after taking time off.

New Author Favorites

Golden Boy

Getting a work of fiction published is a difficult task; maybe even more difficult is finding readers for it.

Another pair of eyes

We, as Reference Librarians, have often been called “magic” because we’ve found an item that the patron has been unable to locate. This very situation happened to me today.

What can your library do for you?

Some people claim to have no use for their public library, while others use it multiple times per week. The public library has become so much more than a repository for books, and it’s sometimes hard to get the word out about all of the wonderful things you can do with your library card!

Winston Churchill

American Flag

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

Happy Thanksgivukkah

Thanksgiving 101

Planning one holiday meal is challenging enough, planning a meal that includes two holidays at the same time is impossible.

The Welcoming House: The Art of Living Graciously

The Welcoming House

This new book by Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith caught my eye, as with the holidays approaching, we tend to think of the home and entertaining family and guests.  Each s

A Combination of My Two Favorite Things


If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you will know that I love mysteries. What you might not know is that I’m also an animal lover.