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Category: Staff Reviews

Victory Gardens

There are many different types of gardens that have emerged throughout history, but one of the most well known is the victory garden. Sometimes also known as war gardens, they became popular during World War I. During this time there was a food crisis, so in March of 1917 the National War Garden Commission was

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Staff Reviews

Zombillenium – Movie Review

In the French-Belgian film Zombillenium, based on the comic book of the same name, viewers will discover a world where zombies and monsters are real and… have decided to create an amusement park? Zombillenium follows the story of a human business inspector, Hector, who, in the grief of losing his wife, completely devotes himself to

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Staff Reviews

Hades – Video Game Review

Hades is a roguelike dungeon crawler published by Supergiant Games, which follows protagonist Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he seeks to escape the Underworld and reunite with his mother, Persephone. Along the way you meet the numerous denizens of the Underworld ranging from the endearingly infuriating god of sleep, the ever loyal (and petable)

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Staff Reviews

Love Your Pet Day

If you know me, it’s not a secret that I absolutely love dogs. Well, I love all sorts of animals, but dogs are at the top of the list! Growing up, I was surrounded by them. We always had dogs in my house, my grandparents had dogs, my aunt and uncle had dogs… I was destined to

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Book Review: A Little Space for Me

A Little Space for Meby Jennifer Gray OlsonFrom Miss Brindi at Madison Sometimes the world can be too much. It’s messy, and loud, and crowded. Sometimes you just need a little space for you. This gorgeous picture book takes a creative and inventive look on how a young girl takes a step back and creates her own space. Readers will enjoy

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Sackboy – Video Game Review

Sackboy: A Big Advenure (PS4) A spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series of games, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a light-hearted, family-friendly game that is nothing but fun. Unlike previous titles featuring Sackboy – your costume-wearing, customizable avatar – which were developed in 2.5D perspective, this game features 3D movement and a range of visual perspectives. (One of the levels

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Kids

Book Review: Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Builtby Angela Burke Kunkel and illustrated by Paola EscobarFrom Miss Brindi at Madison  This beautiful picture book is based on the true life story of José Alberto Gutiérrez, an uneducated garbage collector in Bogotá, Colombia. During his nighttime shifts, he keeps his eye open for little treasures—books others have thrown

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Book Review: When Stars are Scattered

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar MohamedFrom Miss Melia at Main Library What is it like to be a young refugee? What does daily living look like and how do children go to school, play, and survive? When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, as told by Omar Mohamed, gives a powerful and moving account of refugee life in

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Tenet – Movie Review

Check Our Catalog!      It is, I think, a little pointless to try to describe Tenet in a few hundred words when so much of the 151-minute movie is already an attempt to describe itself. There are many, many scenes of characters in nice suits laying out how the mechanics of the eventual action scenes are

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