Wondering if we’re doing anything for IGW this year? Bummed out because COVID’s getting all the fun stuff canceled? Well, we are doing what we can! We have a few options for all you gamers and game-curious. We are running a couple of games online as well as providing customers with packets of printed games, […]
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About Bradley, Reference Coordinator
Bradley is a wandering soul who has settled back in his birthplace of Eau Claire. He spends his time either playing with his little girl or squeezing in time with either a great fantasy novel, writing fantasy fiction, or playing video or board games.
It shouldn’t have to be a question! Though we refer to the expectation of distancing ourselves from others around us as “social distancing,” it does not mean that we have to negate all social activities we could have with others. Socializing is best in person, but that is not necessarily the only method of socializing. […]
Will Eisner. A name many may see and think, “I know I’ve heard that name before. What did he do?” Maybe the name Eisner, as in the Eisner Award, is what triggers the elusive sense of recognition. Perhaps it’s a vague familiarity with his well-known works, The Spirit or A Contract With God. Whatever it […]
If you’re like me, you are not all too fond of the traditional New Year’s Resolution. If so, you may have tried and inevitably failed or perhaps you were intuitive/pessimistic enough to know it would fail before even starting. It’s also possible that the notion of fixing yourself has rubbed you the wrong way. Then […]
International Games Week 2019 is almost here! We are excited to be providing nine events this year starting November 4th through Saturday, November 9th. Below is a list of the events we’ll be hosting and the links to their pages for registration if required. Intro to Cribbage Monday, Nov. 4th, 6-8 p.m.Dabble Box. Open to […]
Banned Books Week is an annual internationally celebrated event where libraries share the most challenged and banned books of the previous year and bring awareness to the threats of censorship in our society. The following list has the top 11 banned books for the year of 2018 with each followed by a powerful quote by […]
Who loves miscellaneous information? Brad loves miscellaneous information. Is it true? Mm-hmm! I do, I do, I do, I do-oooh! And what better place to find such miscellaneous information than in the library’s 000s section of non-fiction? The 000s are arguably the oddest and most diverse collection of materials throughout all of the non-fiction collection. […]
Okay, it already is May. I was neither lucky enough nor had the forethought to try and get last week’s blog post. So what’s this about? May holidays! May celebrates so many days recognizing culturally significant popularities and ideas. Why? We can only speculate. Maybe it’s a way to fill a lull in holiday celebration […]
For this was on Seynt Valentynes day,Whan every foul cometh ther to chese his make,Of every kinde, that men thynke may;And that so huge a noyse gan they make,That erthe and see, and tree, and every lakeSo ful was, that unnethe was ther spaceFor me to stonde, so ful was al the place. And right […]
We are excited to announce that L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is celebrating International Games Week for the first time ever. We have a variety of programs available for the week covering a wide spectrum of gaming. On Monday we have our Pen & Paper Night with our wonderful volunteer game master, John. John will […]
Most in-person library services are paused until further notice. Our Park & Pickup materials pickup service has resumed.
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