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Bug books for curious cooks

Feb 25 2015
Entomophagy, or humans eating insects, is an accepted practice in much of the world. Insects can be a nutritious and environmentally friendly source of food, according to proponents. Are you curious about the possibilities? Two Cricket Cooking Classes will be offered (...

From book to the big screen in 2015

Feb 23 2015
There are so many movies coming out in 2015 that are based on books – more than 100 according to IMDB. And, if you’re like me and you can’t stand to watch a movie before you’ve read the book, than you have a lot of reading to do. Since there is no...
From Anythink Catalog

A love/hate reading guide to Valentine's Day

Feb 12 2015
Let’s be honest. Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s favorite holiday. In fact, I hear more people on Facebook, Twitter, at work, and at school state negative things about this holiday than any other: “Happy Single-Awareness Day”; "A day created by Hallmark to sell cards and chocolate”; “Why have one...
"Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together" by Mary Ann Hoberman

Reading ever after: Fairy tale fun with little ones

Feb 6 2015
Once upon a time...in a land far away, I read my first fairy tales. I was enamored. The stories were exciting, and only a little bit scary. I’m intrigued now by how classic fairy tales are told, and retold, for readers of different ages. Fairy tales can be delightful – and also frightful. They can...

Tax time: Important changes regarding forms and instructions

Feb 6 2015
As community hubs, Anythink and other libraries have long been go-to sources for tax resources and forms. With the 2015 filing season underway, Anythink customers should be aware of some important changes that impact the availability of important tax documents. Tax Forms & Documents The Tax...

Superhero mania

Feb 2 2015
These days it feels like every other television show and movie has some sort of superhero origin, from Marvel's Avengers and...
Mabinty Bangura / Michaela DePrince

Stories of hope: Two biographies that inspire

Jan 26 2015
I love to read biographies – not the biographies of celebrity socialites, but of everyday seemingly ordinary people, especially those that insipre hope and perseverance. I recently finished reading two such incredible stories about two young ladies who have overcome insurmountable odds. One is from...

'My Name is Resolute': A review

Dec 31 2014
“The day after I was born my parents named me Resolute. Pa said it gave me an aspect of solemnity and perseverance, which are pretty things for a child with a sanguine humor. It was a good name for a girl, Ma always added, and there was nothing wrong with a girl being confident and ruddy. A boy...
tUnE-yArDs – "nikki nack"

Favorite albums of 2014

Dec 23 2014
As the year comes to a close, I'm sharing my favorite albums of 2014. Between comeback records and notable debuts, it's been a great year for music. I've linked albums available in Anythink's catalog, as well as the occasional YouTube video for an introduction.  What are your favorites from the...
Baking by Flavor

A season for cookies: Cookbooks and recipes

Dec 17 2014
Happy December, everyone!  For me, this season means it's time to hold an annual cookie baking party. In this vein, I decided to find some stellar cookie cookbooks avalable at Anythink, as well as some recipes to share.  So just what makes a stellar cookie cookbook you may ask? First, it is vital...
The Best of Connie Willis

Exploring the works of Connie Willis

Nov 13 2014
Connie Willis is one of my favorite authors: witty, poignant, compelling. If you like reading science fiction, then her name probably is well-known to you already. Willis has won numerous writing awards, and she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009. If you haven’t yet...
A scene from the movie "Beaches"

Movies for the cry-baby in you (and me)

Oct 31 2014
Confession: Sometimes I need a good cry. A sobbing, runny-nose, eyes-swollen, whole-box-of-tissue cry. I’m not sure why or what brings on this sudden urge. I’m never aware of this feeling approaching. It’s not like I can say to myself, “Self, I think you’ll feel like crying tomorrow so you better...

Keeping an eye on your vision health

Oct 3 2014
At Anythink, we want to make information available to you that will help you live your best life. Health issues can be stressful, but with the right information they can be managed. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and today I'd like to share information with you about keeping your eyes...

Major changes occuring to improve the SAT

Oct 1 2014
The SAT – a rite of passage that most high school student’s encounter to continue this journey we call life. I’ll never forget waking up at 7 am on a perfectly good Saturday to take a four-hour exam that would decide the next step in my life. It was beyond nerve-wracking; and even after hours upon...

Fill the 'Harry Potter' void with these titles

Oct 1 2014
Did you grow up with Harry Potter and cry when you read the last page of the last book? I certainly shed some tears, more because it was the last book than because the ending was sad. Ever since I have been on the hunt for books that could help fill the void left by Harry and his friends....
Harriet Jacobs

My attempt at a well-educated mind

Sep 29 2014
I’ve shared before how I absolutely love books about books so it’s no surprise that I was delighted to comb through the list of books laid out in...
Chopsticks. By Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

In awe of illustrations: A celebration of visual literacy

Sep 12 2014
Have you ever looked at a novel and fallen in love with the book’s pictures or design before its words? Some books are so visually intriguing for me that the words are almost superfluous. In a world depending more and more on us to be visually literate, or able to understand meanings behind images...

Happy Birthday, Anythink

Sep 12 2014
We're celebrating the 5th birthday of the launch of Anythink. We held our breath when over 5,000 people took their first peek at Anythink Brighton as it opened on September 12, 2009. As the community flooded through the doors, the immediate reaction was love at first sight. The beautiful building,...

Having fun with word play

Sep 5 2014
I have a special admiration for authors who can incorporate word play into their writing. The writing process itself can be arduous and mentally taxing – but add word play and you elevate the process to a whole new level. How does an author come up with palindrome after palindrome (a word, line, or...
"Science Ink"

Thinking inking: Past and present tattooing

Aug 27 2014
Learning about tattooing can be fascinating, whether or not you’re interested in getting inked yourself. A tattoo can represent permanence, and also be permanent, for an individual person. For people in general, or as a species, tattooing itself has had permanence, appearing throughout human...

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