During this time of the year I enjoy watching Christmas movies. My absolute favorites are Holiday Inn and White Christmas. I used to love It’s a Wonderful Life, but then it played 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a certain channel – way too much for me! Miracle on 34th Street with […]
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About Renee, Reference Services Manager
Renee is the Reference Services Manager at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, She has been there since 2006, before that she worked at the Rapid City Public Library in Rapid City, South Dakota, the Menominee County Library in Stephenson, Michigan and the Montgomery County Library system in Conroe, Texas.
She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, while there she worked interlibrary loan for the Primate Center Library. Renee has been involved with libraries in one capacity or another for over 32 years.
As a child, I was definitely a Television addict, and I more often than not got to choose what was viewed. Many of the shows listed below I watched as first run episodes. I’m not so old that all were first run! But a good many were. I still enjoy watching them either on DVD […]
I was thinking the other day about interviewing as we just recently finished a round of interviews for an open position we had here at the library. I thought I would share information you should know. How you present yourself is important. Do your homework. Know something about the business, institution etc. that you are […]
Mystery holds third place as one of the most popular genres of all time according to Ola Kowalczyk, Most Popular Book Genres Infographic, and second in sales according to Bookstr, Book Genres That Make The Most Money. I can believe that to be true what with the number of mystery and detective fiction that seems to pour […]
I think the winter blues get all of us this time of year. I often hear “I am ready for spring” or “spring can’t get here fast enough.” I couldn’t agree more. The tail end of winter always seems too long. There are some distractions of course, the Winter Olympics I am sure has many […]
There’s nothing like a classic be it a book, a movie or a record. You think of elegance and style of the past, rugged adventurers, screwball comedies or detectives of film noir along with Frankenstein and Dracula for a change of pace. Who wouldn’t want to be on the arm of Cary Grant like Grace […]
I like to look at the most popular books in each state or most popular movie or most popular whatever when I see them on Facebook or on a search engine. I find it very interesting what the compilers of those lists seem to think we Wisconsinites like. I will admit I often disagree with […]
I have recently returned from Morocco where I visited my niece and her family. I went with her Mother as I admit I was scared. I don’t like to fly and have never left North America. Morocco is situated in North West Africa on the coast between Algeria, Mauritania and Western Sahara. Morocco also borders […]
I have often wished that hats would come back into vogue. I love hats. Over the years I have owned many, from ball caps to fedoras. A hat worn at a rakish angle just looks great. I am reminded of the movies set in the 20s and 30s. Everyone looked more elegant and sophisticated in […]
There are several things I want to share with you about the library and library services that will assist you in getting the most out of your library experience. Number one is your library card. The number on the card opens up all the different services and information portals that you can use at the […]
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