April 5th, 2010

Spring, We’re So Glad You’re Here!

After one of the dreariest, snowiest winters on record, spring seems extra sweet this year.  I’d even describe her as flirtatious – slipping by with warm breezes, winking with glints of sunshine and showy blooms, and calling out with the snappy CRACK! of little league bats.  Maybe she’s trying to make up for the blizzard-torture we endured, or maybe our senses were starved from cabin-fever-white-out living, but this Spring is irresistible.  We all want to be outside!

So why stop by the library?  Spring is the season of renewal, projects, and planning.  And the library is the best place to research and plan!

Want to save money this year by growing your own veggies?
Considering a new deck or a little home reno?
Thinking of putting your house on the market?
Wondering how to make the most of spring cleaning and organizing?
Planning ahead for summer travel?
Need a great audiobook to listen to as you stroll around the park?

We can help with all of that and more.  Search our catalog, check out our online resources and free downloadables, or call or stop by for expert assistance.  Spring is smiling upon us now, but will soon be elbowed out by her more temperamental sister, Summer.  So let’s make the most of this season together.

What spring projects are you planning?


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September 30th, 2009

What’s Your Crazy Question?

It never fails. Every day I receive a call from a family member that starts “I know you’re at work, but I need to know…” If I’m lucky, it’s one of my sisters.  If not, it’s my dad, who after a five minute inquisition by me still hasn’t  said what information he wants (the age old male communication deficiency we won’t get into here).  This month alone, I’ve fielded:

- Who’s the cute guy in Inglorious Basterds and I don’t mean Brad Pitt?
- What’s the plot of The Prince by Machiavelli because I’m not going to finish by October?
- You want that tree moved—how do I fix the chainsaw?
- My Gym magazine article summary is due tomorrow.  Can you find an easy one?
- What’s on the SAT, again?
- Can you find 3 journal articles for my MBA wellness plan paper?
- Stuart Woods isn’t writing fast enough, so who else can I read?
- What’s the phone number for that barber in town (no name given of course)?
- Peter Pan must be in the Disney vault.  Does the library have it?
- Men and communication—what gives?

This weekend, my sister (the one working on the MBA wellness paper) actually asked me to show her where to start.  All you need is this link:  http://www.cecil.ebranch.info/digital-library/online-resources/ and your library card.  In about five minutes, we found all she needed in the Health and Wellness Resource Center.  “Wait, that was easy—why am I calling you?” she said.

She’s right – all my “questions of the month” were answered using the library’s online resources.  Check out the links above to see where. You’ll need your library card number.  Now my secret is out – librarians really don’t know it all, they just know where and how to find it. Maybe my phone will ring less, but I doubt it, there’s still my father…

What’s the strangest/”stupidest” question you’ve never found the answer to?


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