Booklist: Unsung Heroes of History

I was inspired to make this list after reading Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg. There are a lot of people who have changed history and do not get the proper credit for their accomplishments, especially in the case of people who are female-presenting, non-binary, or of color (all of which … Continue reading Booklist: Unsung Heroes of History

January 2019 Check-Outs

Every month, I make a list of the things I checked out from the library. It's my little protest against those who think libraries don't matter anymore. Audiobooks You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day I love memoirs that are read by the author. I picked this book up last year and … Continue reading January 2019 Check-Outs

Booklist: Couples in History

As a married woman who is no longer in her early twenties, I am slowly becoming disillusioned with the couples in romance novels. I am more interested in the couples that stand the test of time and support each other through thick and thin. I found myself tearing up when reading about Ruth and Marty's … Continue reading Booklist: Couples in History

What I Checked Out in December

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik Audiobook narrated by Andi Arndt I checked out the audiobook and the print book. The audiobook is enjoyable, but I recommend the print book because of the supplemental images and the annotations to RBG's court opinions. Nevertheless, We Persisted: … Continue reading What I Checked Out in December

What I Checked Out in November

  The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley has some amazing and authentic recipes that I used to make our Thanksgiving dinner this year. I highly recommend looking into tribes that are indigenous to your area and learning about their cuisine. It was a much healthier alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. … Continue reading What I Checked Out in November

Teen Hackathon 2018

Washington County Library had their first Hackathon yesterday, November 3rd. It started out with being a small team project and ended up becoming a huge endeavor. Our administrative team helped a lot with the logistics of planning the actual event and setting up for it the day before/morning of. They also took care of the … Continue reading Teen Hackathon 2018

What I Checked Out in October

I'm finishing my graduate coursework in December, so October has been a busy month. I checked out a few things that I have not been able to start yet, so I will save those for next month. After You by Jojo Moyes is the sequel to Me Before You. It's a very honest portrayal of … Continue reading What I Checked Out in October

MLA Conference 2018

I attended the annual conference for the Minnesota Library Association on October 12th. I only went the second day of the conference, but my library was able to cover the cost of registration and mileage, and pay me for my time there. The single day was $130 as an MLA member. My membership cost $20 … Continue reading MLA Conference 2018

Preparing for a Hackathon

I am part of an initiative team at my library that is in the process of organizing a Teen Hackathon. The topic we are focusing on is wearable technology. Teens will be able to create their own wearable technology in teams. It's an all-day event with 100 teens and 20+ volunteers. The initiative is led … Continue reading Preparing for a Hackathon

What I Checked Out in September

I checked out Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado on audiobook, which is narrated by Amy Landon. I really enjoyed the first few stories, but some of the later stories were disorienting. I checked out the book to see if that was easier to read, and it was, but the book is … Continue reading What I Checked Out in September