Wellness Calling

When you hear the word wellness, what comes to mind? Meditation? Therapy? A day at the spa or the ability to achieve full mental and physical potential? The concept of wellness as the state of being in good health has become increasingly mainstream over the past thirty years thanks to increasing wellness programs in the […]

Kindred Spirits and Bosom Friends

Kindred Spirits and Bosom Friends I must have read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery dozens of times growing up and I still have a tattered, well-worn copy on my bookshelf that I periodically read. Anne with an “E” was a character that I could easily relate to and I would lose myself in […]

Be a Reading Rock Star!

ADULTS ONLY Summer Reading

Just to be clear, the descriptor “adults only,” while technically true, does not mean that our adult summer reading program is X-rated in any way. I might possibly have thought it would function as click-bait, and if it did, I am not sorry. Sorry about that. I was one of those kids who waited for […]

Music Makes The Library Go ‘Round

I have been a working (I say working instead of professional since I’ve never been able to make a living at it) musician since I was 17 and an avid music fan for as long as I can remember. My dad instilled in me my love of music by having a great record collection that […]

picture of Lake Eau Claire

Experience Eau Claire This Summer!

As we quickly approach summer, I thought it’d be a great idea to gather a whole bunch of awesome things you can do in Eau Claire this summer. The Chippewa Valley is stuffed to the brim with really cool events, places, and activities to explore whether you’re a fan of nature, music, or learning. There […]

list of different languages

Looking for Languages?

Did you know that you can search for books, DVDs, music, and more in other languages?   Head over to the online catalog and click “Advanced Search” in the header. You’ll need to enter something in the search and then change the Language drop down box to the language you’re looking for. Then click the […]

Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1908, the U.S. Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday, joking that they would also have to proclaim a “Mother-in-law’s Day.” However, because of the […]

Be a Sleuth

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 […]

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day! If you’re reading this, then it has already passed as it was on Sunday, April 22nd, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still contribute! The environment doesn’t need just one day a year of attention. It needs every day. So, what is it? Some may wonder what Earth Day is. Others might even […]


Photo caption: Former Eau Claire Poet Laureate, Bruce Taylor, reads at a Chippewa Valley Writers Guild event. Photo by Justin Patchin.   Eau Claire is a pretty great place to live if you’re a writer…we have a ton of local talent and many of those folks have dedicated themselves to ensuring there are plenty of […]