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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 […]

Peaceful Protests

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 […]


​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 […]

What to Read Next?

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 […]


Each year the garden at our home seems to get bigger and bigger.  It feels like it is more work each year for my wife and me (but mostly her); more mulch, more weeds, more trimming.  But more stuff!  Beauty!  Smells! We started our garden maybe 20 years ago, with some help of a friend.  […]


CH-CH-Changes! Nope, not the David Bowie song. Or the Charles Bradley song. I am talking about the big changes at our beloved library. First, there have been several comments from our faithful customers thinking that by adding more self-checkout stations, and making these changes, staff have been or will be replaced. Rest assured this is not the […]

Who is Jethro Tull?

Ever wondered where rock groups got their names? Ever heard of Jethro Tull? Uriah Heep? The band known as Spice was later changed to Uriah Heep in reference to the well-known character from David Copperfield. According to biographer Kirk Blows, “Dickens’ name being everywhere around Christmas ’69 due to it being the hundredth anniversary of […]