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  • Temeraire post-poned

    I think everyone who was at the first book discussion for Temeraire's Exploits already knows that I've had to re-schedule the 2nd book discussion. But in case you weren't there, or haven't heard...yes, I've had to push the next discussion for Throne of Jade back to March 13th. I'm really sorry about this; I hope the change doesn't
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 02-23-2013
  • Serendipity at its finest...

    A good friend just told me January 16th is Appreciate a Dragon Day and my first book talk for Naomi Novik's alternative history/dragon series is... January 16th. I wish I could claim I cleverly planned it, but unfortunately not. I'll just have to settle for great timing. It looks like Appreciate a Dragon Day was started by author Donita K. Paul
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 01-14-2013
  • State Tax Forms at Central Library

    Yes, they're here. We have the IT-40 booklet, with forms included, along with several other commonly requested loose forms. Federal forms are another matter. Those, of course, are delayed as the IRS deals with the changes necessitated by the passage of the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012. Sorry, currently we have no word on when those forms
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 01-10-2013
  • There be dragons at the library!

    That would be Temeraire specifically, and he is a very special dragon indeed. He is the wonderful centerpiece of Naomi Novik's sci-fi/alternative history series. It is set in England during the Napoleonic Wars. In the series, Novik introduces you to what might have been if dragons had been a fact of life instead of a fascinating myth. The books
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 11-27-2012
  • Venus and the Sun seen once in a lifetime.

    I just learned that on Tuesday, 6/5, we'll have the opportunity to see a once in a lifetime celestial event. Starting late Tuesday afternoon (our time) the planet Venus will slowly pass in front of the sun. The picture of a very orange sun with a little black dot on it, making it look remarkably like an orange, caught my attention on weather.com
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 06-02-2012
  • The Great American Smokeout

    Are you one of those people who keeps trying to quit smoking but never quite succeeds? Have you thought about trying to quit but found the whole process too daunting? Then you may be in luck next week -- or today; there's no rule that says you have to wait. The American Cancer Society has designated November 17th the Great American Smokeout Day
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 11-10-2011
  • An opportunity to safely dispose of outdated or unused prescriptions

    I just learned that Saturday, October 29th, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to offer drop off sites for unwanted and unneeded prescriptions. The DEA has a drop off locator on their website for people who'd like to find a collection site. Right now we've only got a
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 10-26-2011
  • Put your video making skills to work

    I don't want to false advertise; this opportunity won't sound glamorous to a lot of people, but if you like making YouTube clips, know something about healthy eating, and like the idea of a contest with cash prizes, this might be for you. The USDA is sponsoring a contest called MyPlate Fruits and Veggies Video Challenge. They have three video
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 10-22-2011
  • Astronomy Week

    I learned something new today. There are two Astronomy Days a year. One in the spring and one in the fall. This fall the day is October 1st, and the week Astronomy Day falls in is designated Astronomy Week. So September 26th to October 2nd this year is Astronomy week. I thought this rather serendipitous what with the NASA satellite due to fall from
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 09-23-2011
  • Local Farmers Markets

    Most of us know our local commercial farmers markets, the type that have an established retail location, the ones you can find in the yellow pages, but what about the ones that are gatherings of smaller sellers? The ones that bring their produce to town for sale one day a week? Those don't normally show up in the local yellow pages, so how do you
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 06-24-2011
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