A Celebration of Scarecrows

Scarecrows have been known at least as long ago as ancient Egypt. In some cultures, people were sent to the fields to keep away the pests. The Creek Indians did this in America. Before modern times, the English would also send out the very young and the very old to their fields with noisemakers. All…
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Spider Power

"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy. The way into my parlor is up a winding stair, And I have many curious things to show when you are there." - Mary Howitt's classic poem, The Spider and the Fly From this…
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Hold Redelivery Makes Borrowing OverDrive eBooks & eAudio More Convenient

Not ready to borrow your requested eBooks and eAudio when your turn comes up? Hold redelivery to the rescue! If you receive a notice that you have items available to check out - and you're not ready for them - you can choose to have them "redelivered" at another more convenient time. "Redelivery" allows you…
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A Guide for Area Commuters

Washington D.C. capitol of the free world and of potholes too - From Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage by Aaron Naparstek. Well before dawn breaks over the I-95, the race begins. A quick shower, a quicker breakfast, warming the engine, and settling into the chilly seat. Our commuters know the routine. The engine…
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