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Plan Your Next Adventure

The weather has gotten colder but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck inside. We’re all at greater risk of cabin fever this year, so there’s no time like the present to break out your cold weather gear and a sturdy pair of shoes and hit the trail. I know that I, for one, have certainly been hiking more this year and g...

What's in a Beer?

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying: “Beer is proof that God loves and wants us to be happy.” It is a good story even if it may not be true. I am happy with the rise of microbrews and craft breweries, favoring hoppy ales or IPAs over the typical American lagers. Not surprisingly (since we cover almost everything)...

Watch the Skies This Month for the Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are a favorite meteor shower, with the peak occurring this year on Sunday December 13. Undoubtedly, it was a Geminid meteor I saw one December night as a child, with my brothers, walking around our neighborhood looking at Christmas lights. Several characteristics help to make the Geminids a favorite. ...

7 Sub-Genres Every Mystery Lover Should Know

  When the word “mystery” is typed into the HRL catalog search, over 14,000 titles appear. Our digital resources add thousands more to the list. As a mystery fan, I love all these choices! But as a library patron, I know that having all those choices can be overwhelming. How do I choose the best book ...