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May
11

Victorian Parlor Games

The Victorian era has a reputation for being rigid. If you take a moment to consider what they wore during that time—layers of clothes and hats and corsets—you can understand some of the rigidity. However, it wasn’t all etiquette and seriousness. People in that time period still wanted to be entertained and enjoy themselves just […]

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Apr
03

Booklovers Podcast: Celebrate Poetry

During this episode, Andrea and I are joined by Miami Township Branch Library staffers, Andy and Laurie. So Andy and Andi, plus Laura and Laurie were  recording together. Since April is National Poetry Month, that’s what this episode is all about. Laurie read two poems: My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke One Art by Elizabeth […]

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Mar
02

Booklovers Podcast: Books We Can’t Wait to Read

During this episode, Andrea and I share a few new and upcoming books that we can’t wait to read! We also share what’s making us happy – books and reading. So no surprises there! Rate and review our podcast. Subscribe so you never miss an episode! Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS […]

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Feb
26

7 easy tips to help you reach your reading goals

Each year, I set reading goals for myself. It usually involves reading a specific number of books. Recently, I’ve also challenged myself to read outside my comfort zone. What does that mean? I’ve tried reading genres that I usually don’t. Hard science fiction instead of my beloved cozy mysteries or a memoir instead of a […]

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Feb
16

Booklovers Podcast: Top Picks for Romantic Books

This episode, Andrea and I talk about romance books. We also share what’s making us happy – coffee and The Alienist for those of you who can’t wait to listen to find out. What’s making you happy? Questions? More suggestions? Topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future? Comment below or hit us […]

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Feb
06

Booklovers Podcast: Best Nonfiction of 2017

Andrea, Amy, and I share our picks for some of our favorite nonfiction of 2017. We run the spectrum from language to food and wine to death rites. Questions? More suggestions? Topics you’d like to hear us cover in the future? Comment below or hit us up on Twitter – @ClermontLibrary or on Facebook. When […]

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Jan
29

Warm Up with Soups and Stews

It’s the perfect time of year to dive into a comforting bowl of soup. If you need a little cooking inspo, let us help! We have cookbooks devoted to soups, stews, and chilis. You can find recipes for everything from traditional chicken noodle to Vietnamese pho. In a branch, check out the 641 section of […]

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Jan
22

Enjoy one of the most popular cookbooks of 2017

Whether you’re gathering new recipes to try, daydreaming about food or looking for inspo, cookbooks are always a favorite to check out. Have you explored the most popular cookbooks of 2017 at the library? 2017’s 6 Most Popular Cookbooks 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake. In her first cookbook, 100 Days of Real […]

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