Tyler Public Library offers variety of May programs | Local News

The Tyler Public Library has a variety of programs for all ages scheduled through May: Youth Activities Art-O-Rama Afternoon – 5:30 to 7:30 pm May 14 in the auditorium (first floor) Students in grades eight through 12 are invited to participate in the 1920s-themed event. This will be a hybrid event that is part dance … Read more

Events taking place at Clearview and High Plains library districts, Loveland Public Library for the week of April 30-May 6, 2022

The High Plains and Clearview library districts as well as the Loveland Public Library offer a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages. Check out this list of library events for the week of April 30-May 6, 2022 Clearview Library Teen Book Boxes will be available for pickup from 9 am to … Read more

Romance book club banned for sex content at Oklahoma library

A romance book club and Sexual Assault Awareness program were canceled after an Oklahoma library board banned displays and programs with sexual content. Google Maps/screengrab A library board’s decision to ban displays and programs “that focus on sexual content” at an Oklahoma library prompted the cancellation of a romance book club and Sexual Assault Awareness … Read more

At Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Everything from Nic Cage to Keanu Reeves | Guest Columns

We, as a society, are fascinated by celebrities. The more eccentric, the better. We follow them on social media, surreptitiously read click-bait articles about them, and eagerly await the release of their (inevitable) memoirs. Sometimes we even abandon a perfectly good, half-written newspaper column at the 11th hour and decide, inexplicably, to write about such … Read more

Google Play Store Removes Library Ideas’ iVOX Reading App, Calling ‘I Need a New Butt’ Sexual Material and Public Sharing of Nudity’

Library Ideas will not remove Dawn McMillan’s book from its collection, vows to take legal action if necessary. On Thursday, Library Ideas LLC, a Virginia-based publisher of books and multimedia apps, received a call from a customer who couldn’t access the iVOX app from the Google Play store. Looking into the customer issue, the company … Read more

COLUMN: Connect, relate, and grow through the written word | Columns

I started writing poetry when I was young. Being rather shy, I found my outlet in poetry. It was my go-to when things didn’t make sense or when I was feeling sad or lonely or angry. When my grandpa passed away in 2011, I wrote a poem and read it during the ceremonies of Relay … Read more

Garrett Public Library News | Garrett Clipper

107 W. Houston St. 357-5485 www.garrettpl.org Day of Dreams carnival The Day of Dreams carnival will take place in the children’s department from noon to 3 pm this Saturday. Snacks will be available from 3-6 pm Ask youth staff for specifics or assistance. Author visit Local author Gary Bowser will visit the library at 10 … Read more

Twin Lakes system returns to full-service in-person programming | News

While libraries within the Twin Lakes system have been back to functioning at their regular service hours for quite some time since the pandemic, the number of in-person programming continues to grow and expand offered. Particularly exciting is the fact that the popular Summer Reading Program will return to hosting the in-person activities that local … Read more

‘The Year We Learned to Fly’ speaks to power of the mind – The Virginian-Pilot

On a rainy spring day when they are both stuck inside with nothing to do, a brother and sister heed the words of their grandmother: “Use those beautiful and brilliant minds of yours.” So, they do, as the story shows, in every season of the year. In the summer, after a fight, the siblings use … Read more

At Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Stories about animals and their people | Guest Columns

Books and films about human/animal friendships are always popular here at the library, but I have a complicated relationship with them. On one hand, I love nothing more than a heartwarming tale about a human winning the affection of an adorable animal. On the other hand, I’m typically overcome by a paralyzing fear that something … Read more