Literary Easter Eggs in Tom Lake

By Angela Deckard and Shelby Toren, Branch Librarians As a writer and a bookstore owner, it’s no surprise that Ann Patchett’s book Tom Lake is filled with literary references. We went through and compiled a list of all the literary Easter eggs found throughout the novel. If you are ready to immerse yourself in the world of Tom…
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Stump the Librarian: Slime Time!

This week’s Stump the Librarian podcast explores two fun animal questions from listeners, just like you! First, we tackle a question about animal vision. Does your pet see in black and white? Tune in to find out. Next, we are talking all things slimy with an interesting question about snail shells. Have you ever thought…
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Libraries in North America

By Sara Proaño, Community Engagement Manager for KDL   When I talk to newcomers about public libraries here in the United States, I often find myself explaining the service model and the way this institution is funded, because it is rare to find someone who has visited a similar place in Latin America.   The library is…
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Submit Your Poem Today

We are currently accepting entries to our annual Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest, open to teens in grades 6-12 living or attending school in Kent County. This is a great opportunity for teens to share their writing and win a cool prize. Teens are encouraged to submit up to two poems by April 1 to…
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