April 2020

5 Authors to check out on Hoopla

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: Robert Freese


Robert Bloch- Bloch was an author of mystery, crime, horror and science-fiction. His fiction is spiked with his sinister sense of humor and surprise twist-endings. He also wrote for films and television. Most modern writers credit Bloch with being an early inspiration in their lives. If you only know Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, it’s safe to say you don’t know Norman Bates. Hoopla will get you caught up with Bloch’s original Psycho trilogy. (For the record, Psycho II was the first book that kept me up all night reading because I had to find out how it ended.)


Cozy Mysteries on Hoopla

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: Diane Carroll

Hoopla offers a multitude of cozy mystery options. Whether your choice hero or heroine is a baker, chocolatier, librarian, witch, animal lover, or combination of the two there is something for every cozy mystery enthusiast. If you are looking for your next cozy mystery escape here is my list of authors to get you started and are available on Hoopla. These aren’t in any particular order.

1. Bailey Cates
2. Stephanie Edwards
3. Jessica Beck
4. Harper Lin
5. Amanda Flower
6. Lucy May
7. Carol J. Perry
8. Diana Dumont
9. Maddie Day
10. Gillian Larkin

Mental Health Check: Social Distancing, not Social Isolation

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: Courtney Braggs

*This blog post does not provide medical advice and is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read in this article. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

Have you ever lost a game? Do you remember how hard it was to deal with that? For many, that may have been your first experience with loss.

Unemployment and Business Resources Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted on: 14 April 2020
  • By: Jake Cornelius

While the world continues to react to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves suddenly out of work and facing closings. If you are here now, and you're unsure of what comes next, you can use this blog post as a starting point.

Below you will find a list of resources--some local to North Alabama, others state-wide--covering a range of employment topics. The information contained behind each link is subject to change as this situation progresses. This post will be updated accordingly.



Fitness at Home

  • Posted on: 10 April 2020
  • By: Connie Chow

Being at home during the stay at home order means many of our routines have changed. Gyms are closed, and we may be sitting for even longer periods of time working from home, bingeing television shows, and helping kids with their school work. Whether you are looking to feel physically and mentally fit or trying to keep off the quarantine fifteen, these free resources for a variety of fitness levels are accessible from home any time of day.