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Organizing your child's home library

  • Posted on: 20 November 2020
  • By: Guest Writer

By Marti Fuerst, HMCPL Systems Librarian


When we are cooped up inside, many of us look at reorganizing our spaces. We often turn to shows like Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and Organize It, along with the books written by their stars, to help us face the chaos on our shelves and in our drawers.

 

Marie Kondo’s simple minimalism isn’t for everyone, and the extravagant container-based systems of The Home Edit can easily be out of someone’s financial reach. But watching the ladies of The Home Edit organize the books in an after-school center by color got to me.

 

TLWIAS Episode 16 - Book Club

  • Posted on: 20 November 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Rob and Michelle read A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean for their first book club meeting.

In this Regency era romance, MacLean has created two characters that you can really root for and care about. It's funny, it’s heart warming, it’s swoony. It has revenge, twists, intrigue, a satisfying resolution to some past wrongdoings. And of course, kissing. Listen to a discussion about the book, what makes a romance a romance, and why the romance industry is a billion dollar sector of publishing.

All Americans deserve a safe, affordable place to call home, says coalition director

  • Posted on: 19 November 2020
  • By: Guest Writer

Editor Note: The week of November 15 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. We asked Lineise Arnold, Executive Director of the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. (NACH) to guest write for our blog to talk about homelessness in the Huntsville/Madison County area. NACH has a satellite office at the Downtown Huntsville Library.


POINT-IN-TIME COUNT 2020 – Homeless Numbers Increase Again

10 Movies from HMCPL Not Streaming for Free

  • Posted on: 13 November 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

10 Movies from HMCPL Not Streaming for Free

 

While a good number of films are available via streaming, not all films are available and of the titles available, not all of them are offered for free. If you don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime or Netflix, or any of the other services, it doesn’t matter what is offered.

TLWIAS Episode 15 - Gearing up for the Holiday Season

  • Posted on: 13 November 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Listen to Rob and Michelle discuss the things that help them get ready for Thanksgiving and then move into the rest of the Holiday season!

We included a list of pun-ny Holiday book titles in the episode for your enjoyment, and discuss materials you can find throughout the system that we recommend to bring some joy to your season.

This is a list of a wide variety of materials from movies, to cook books, to TV shows, to Westerns!

You can listen to the episode here!

Materials Mentioned in this episode

Week Two of NaNoWriMo

  • Posted on: 10 November 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

Week Two of NaNoWriMo

 

Welcome to week two of NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month challenge. Are you making progress? Are you sitting down every day, even if it’s only for twenty or thirty minutes to write? Remember, it is all about discipline, and making it a habit to write every day.  Once you make it a habit to sit down and write every day, you will soon look forward to that time.

Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Episode 14 Show Notes

  • Posted on: 6 November 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span><span>November has a lot going on! There’s No Shave November, and there’s NaNoWriMo, which Rob I know is participating in. There’s Thanksgiving. And there’s also the very first meeting of the Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Book Club! Our first book is a Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean, and you can find it on Hoopla for free, no waiting, unlimited checkouts in both ebook and audiobook formats! It’s a Regency-era romance novel, full of scoundrels and scandals and also a very swoony love story. </span></span></span></p>

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