Julia Roberts Turns 50!

Hollywood film star Julia Roberts turns 50 on October 28, 2017. To celebrate her birthday, we're highlighting some of her work, both past and upcoming. Julia Roberts became a star at age 23 with her romantic comedy Pretty Woman, about Vivian Ward, a beautiful prostitute who finds happily ever after with a wealthy businessman played […]

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5 Articles: Stay Safe Online

With the recent news of the Equifax data breach, are you thinking about how to be safer online and how to keep your information secure? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but it’s always a good time to learn more about internet and computer safety. The Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.Toolkit has resources for […]

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Halloween Tunes for Kids

Ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires, werewolves and mummies, too!  Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I love decorating the house, making costumes for trick-or-treating and hosting haunted parties for the kids. If you're planning your own Halloween bash, or just looking to set the mood for a spooktacular October, try one of these frightening but […]

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5 Articles: World Sight Day

Did you know 253 million people in the world have a visual impairment? World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2017 is October 12. Here are five articles to help you learn more about […]

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Opposites Attract

Do you love a good opposites attract story? The kind where the guy and the girl fight like cats and dogs right up until they fall into each other’s arms? Well I usually don’t but I’ve stumbled across a few lately that are so well written that they sucked me in and won me over just like a guy I thought […]

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Books for Fans of Tom Holt

I just finished Tom Holt's latest, The Management Style of the Supreme Beings, and laughed pretty hard. If you're into satire, particularly that of religiosity and capitalism, this is some fun. Included along with my review of that book are three readalikes that may also leave you chortling, or at least with a nice smile. […]

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Lady Killers: Real and Imagined

Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done, a fictional account of the murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother, has readers talking about this infamous case again. Borden's story has enjoyed a long shelf life, and the case has been covered in both fiction and nonfiction. Her story continues to fascinate readers. Although acquitted in […]

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