April – National Garden Month

Spring is here! If you haven’t already started planning this year’s garden it’s time to get a move on. Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve,…

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Nami’s Review Corner February 2018!

Manga: Those of you who found Valentine’s Day discouraging, like to call it singles awareness day, and/or want an empowering shojo story will find a lot to relate with in the series Skip Beat. Skip Beat is a manga (Japanese comic) series focuses on finding yourself, following your dreams, and…

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ALA Youth Media Awards

Every year in January or February, the American Library Association gets together for their Midwinter Conference and celebrates the outstanding books for children and teens over the previous year. We’ll be mostly focusing on those related to Young Adult titles, but if you would like to see all of the…

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The Review Corner With Miss Nami!

Manga: My Neighbour Seki is a series that takes comedy back to basics and excels in its simplicity. With all the series coming out with complex plots and intricate jokes, this series stands out in its simplicity. The series focuses on the traditional comedy format of a comic character and…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th of 1945, the concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated by troops of the Soviet Union. While liberation of more camps continued throughout 1945 (and many camps didn’t close officially until much later due to being adapted for other purposes after liberation), Auschwitz was certainly one of the most…

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