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Autumn Is Here: It’s Time to Start Baking

Autumn is upon us, with crunchy apples, crisp mornings, and colorful foliage. For me, it’s time to start baking cozy desserts—apples, pears, pumpkin, cinnamon—flavors that pair well with a warm blanket and a good book on a blustery night. Luckily, the Library helps me with my baking, thanks to a variety of cake pans, which

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Mystic Pop-up Bar – TV Show Review

This blog was authored by Summer Mystic Pop-up Bar is a Korean Drama (or K-Drama) based on the webcomic Twin Tops Bar by Bae Hye-soo. The series primarily follows the three employees of the titular pop-up bar or pojangmacha, a type of mobile South Korean restaurant that is housed in a tent on the street.

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Grizzly – Movie Review

This blog was authored by Steven  You know Jaws, right? Huge shark, ominous music, necessity for a bigger boat? Grizzly is like that. That’s almost certainly the intended effect, since it came out just one year later in 1976. Here, too, is the general public terrorized by a killer animal on the loose, only now

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Thoughtful Thursday

Did you know that the last Thursday during the month of August is known as “Thoughtful Thursday”?  If you didn’t, that’s okay, because I had no clue either!  But, today is that day! So what is Thoughtful Thursday, exactly? Thoughtful Thursday is a day to be mindful of others; whether it be at work, home,

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The Courier – Movie Review

This blog was authored by Allison The Courier (2020) is based on a true story focusing around the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. In the film, Greville Wynne, an ordinary, British businessman, is recruited by Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to transport top-secret information from the Soviet Union to London. Wynne’s Soviet contact is

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National Book Lovers Day!

Do you love books?  Ever wondered how the world would be different if the U.S. had sided with Germany in World War I? Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in apartheid South Africa? Do you love Star Wars and can’t get enough Star Wars? Do you love killer clowns? Well

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The Magic School Bus Rides Again – TV Show Review

This blog was authored by Melissa This 2017 “The Magic School Bus Rides Again” remake of the classic 1994 “The Magic School Bus” deserves a solid B. The theme song will really appeal to kids of all ages, and it gives you a sneak peak into what the classroom full of kids experiences during each

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Tom and Jerry: The Movie- Movie Review

This review was authored by Amy – Media Department I grew up in the era where Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera cartoons reigned supreme. So when I heard that another movie was made with the beloved characters from my childhood I cringed a little on the inside. Some things should just be left alone. But

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Video Game Review

If I had only one sentence to sell you on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, I’d go with “There is a weapon called the topiary sprinkler that literally turns your enemies into ornamental garden bushes.” Still need more? I’d also mention it’s one of the best looking games I’ve seen, easily rivaling the animation masters

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Pinocchio (2019) – Movie Review

Pinocchio, directed and produced by Matteo Garrone, is an English-dubbed fantasy tale film based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi.  The main character is a disobedient, mischievous wooden marionette named Pinocchio, played by Federico Ielapi, who was created by his carpenter father Geppetto, played by Roberto Benigni. Pinocchio

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