Five Things I Love About “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and the KonMari Method

In keeping with the can-do spirit of the New Year--and in light of Netflix’s recent launch of the reality show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”--I’ve decided to take this opportunity to list five things I love about Kondo’s 2011 mega-bestseller, “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up.” It teaches you to tidy by category, not by…
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International Science Fiction Day: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin & Harlan Ellison

In recognition of International Science Fiction Day on January 2, I am writing about two great authors of the genre who passed away in 2018. Both were influential members in the New Wave movement of the 1960s, but continued writing well into this century. I write of Ursula K. Le Guin and Harlan Ellison, two…
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2019 Reading Challenge: Read an Author’s Debut Novel

In 2019, Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites patrons to take part in a reading challenge! Starting in January, read or listen to a book coordinating to 12 different themes selected by OPL librarians. One theme will be highlighted each month, including suggestions for titles related to that theme. Feel free to choose your own theme-related books…
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Holiday Book-Giving Tips

It’s the holiday season -- a time of year when we often think about buying gifts for those special people in our lives. Many lifelong readers, myself included, can't help but incorporate books into their gift-giving. I am the aunt or friend who always gives a book, because it is truly something that I enjoy…
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Podcast and Audiobook Pairings

If you refresh your podcast feed every morning hoping for a new episode, you’re in good company at Omaha Public Library. While I can’t force our hosts to produce more content, I can offer a delightful alternative: OPL’s enormous collection of audiobooks! Even better, there’s no advertisements to skip through in any format--whether downloadable via…
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