In so many ways, 2020 was a bust, right? Certainly, the larger issues of death, illnesses, jobs lost, and businesses closing were the big picture but who did not miss their favorite outdoor activities? For me, it is all of the free outdoor music events that are so well attended in the Chippewa Valley. All […]
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About Charlie, Reference Assistant
Charlie is an avid reader, and has been a steady and loyal library patron for 30 years. His three girls would bring suitcases and fill them with all sorts of exciting books and stories.
When he heard there was an opening at the reference desk, he jumped at the chance, interviewed, and got the job! He has been at the desk now since October of 2016.
He loves biking around Eau Claire, is a loyal YMCA member, has been married for 33 years, and plays in the violin in The String Connection.
Entries by Charlie, Reference Assistant
I really do feel a bit guilty. The past several months have been such a terror for so much of the world, and our country. Now India is again in a terrible situation. With 163 plus million cases worldwide, and 3.38 plus millions of deaths, hundreds of millions out of work, millions of businesses closed, […]
For almost a decade my wife and I have watched my nieces and nephews have several children, letting my in-laws have these great grandparent experiences. You watch these babies grow up, play with them on occasion, and get all sorts of pictures and videos. But we are not really involved in their lives, living many […]
I admit it! I love movies! My wife and I miss going to an actual movie theater, but what can you do? When it comes to Christmas movies, I certainly do have my favorites. However, to me, a Christmas movie has to do with the actual holiday, and the wonderful ideas of family, friendship, love, […]
All I am going to say about the upcoming election is to please vote. Do yourself a favor if you do wish to vote, and make your plan. If you choose to vote on election day at your local polling place, I suggest you double check the location. In Eau Claire, my ward voting location […]
As with so many places around the country, and the world, the Eau Claire library is now open for business. And like most businesses or organizations, it is not business as usual. You need to know right off that anyone coming into the library, for any reason, or any amount of time, needs to schedule […]
In light of the recent local protests that turned worldwide, and sometimes violent, I thought that a quick history lesson on peaceful protests was a needed topic to discuss. Since the United States is a democracy, the power lies with the people. We the people are given a voice in government, with the right to […]
The first census was taken in 1790, mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. This requires that the country count its population once every 10 years. All people living in the United States are required by law to complete the census. The results of this once a decade count provide a […]
If you plan to fly within the U.S., visit a military base or other federal buildings, the Department of Homeland Security will require identification that is REAL ID compliant (or show another acceptable form of identification, such as a passport) beginning October 1, 2020. Wisconsin DMV issues REAL ID compliant products (marked with a ✪) in […]
Have you ever been stuck, not knowing what you feel like reading next? Tired of the same genres and authors? Looking for something new? Since all staff members in this library are here to serve, then yes, we can help! First, ask at the reference desk upstairs for a Diversity Challenge reading journal. Each month […]
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