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This summer we’re going to talk about some books that have been adapted into films, and you’re going to help us pick which! All books and movies listed are available electronically thanks to Hoopla, Kanopy, and the Ohio Digital Library. We have lots of ways for you to vote. You can vote for up to […]

On Wednesday, May 20, my Classic Lit book club was supposed to meet and discuss Anne Bronte’s novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Well, guess what? We still are meeting, just not in person. We’re going to give Zoom a chance and have a video meeting. If you would like to join us, please register […]

Update!!! Tuesday, April 28 UPDATE Hey folks, it looks like we’re going to try something a little different for this fantastic Suffrage Centennial program. To make it a little more interactive like it would have been in person, Mandy is going to be doing her presentation live on Zoom! So join us tomorrow, Wednesday, April […]

We are working hard to create content and meet your needs during this stay-at-home time, but we’re still making time to get lost in our favorite shows too! Looking for something to watch? We’re here to offer our favorite binge worthy picks! Christina Most importantly, I finished the final season of Schitt’s Creek, which I […]

With the library building closed, it’s a little harder to just run into folks who want to talk about books. (Because you can always find someone at the library who has something to say about a book.) However, in this fascinating modern age we live in, it’s still possible to run across people who have […]

Have you even been on our website and noticed that last tab on the right? You know, the one that says Learning and Research? Can you guess what’s under there? Here’s a hint—it’s where we keep some of the coolest stuff. Online Classes for Adults Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “I don’t wanna […]

Kanopy describes itself as a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Founded in 2008, Kanopy was established to provide academic institutions with essential films that foster learning and conversation. In 2016, Kanopy expanded its services to public libraries and now delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and […]

You’re working from home, teaching your kids, and the world is somehow expecting you to do something great with all the “free time” you have now that you never leave the house. But the fact is, you get done with your day, if you can even tell when your day is supposed to end, and […]

To my mind, one of the things that makes a library a library is book clubs. I run two at NCPL—First Monday and Classic Lit—and I love them and the folks who come discuss books with me every month. With the building closed, we can’t meet in person, but I’ve started a Goodreads Group where […]

By now, I bet most of you have heard about all the amazing and creative things people have accomplished throughout history during quarantine and isolation. Boccaccio wrote the Decameron, Shakespeare wrote King Lear, and all of that. There are some folks who are taking this as a sign that it just might be time to […]