Mental Health Awareness: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Our Mental Health Awareness series continues as we discuss schizophrenia and related disorders.  First of all, we want to tell you what schizophrenia is not. It is not the same as having 'split' or multiple personalities. Looking at the origin of the word, we can see why people mistakenly confuse split personalities with schizophrenia. The…
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Reduce Holiday Shopping Stress – Consumer Reports™ Info is Free from Your Library

Holiday shopping can be so hectic. Are you thinking about buying something special for your family for Christmas? Considering a new TV or smartphone? There are so many choices out there it can be overwhelming! Before you make that next big purchase, take a look at Consumer Reports™. Many of you may already know that copies of Consumer…
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Iceland’s Christmas Book Giving Tradition

Iceland has a charming literary Christmas tradition called Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-luh-BOK-uh-flot; the o's have the long Ō sound), which in English literally means "Yule Book Flood." This exciting season begins each year in mid-November, when the Icelandic book industry distributes their catalog, the Bókatíðindi (literally "book news"). A free copy of this catalog is sent…
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