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Something Wicked (Cool) This Way Comes

For the first time in 50,000 years, a comet will be passing by our little planet. A comet is a ball of ice and rock that is caught in our Sun’s gravitational pull. Some, like Halley’s Comet, can be seen … Continue reading

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Map Drawing and World Building in Stories

A common part of fantasy novels is to include a map of the world where the story will take place before the chapters begin. This is a great way to help immerse your readers into the reality of the world … Continue reading

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The Book of Patrons Project

            Stories are the foundations of our world, and many of them go untold to the masses. Small bits of wondrous knowledge, unique ideas of inspiration, and experiences that are lost to time. This project is an attempt to preserve … Continue reading

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Obscure Music

One of my favorite past times is finding unheard of music. Music is a form of story telling that can take the listener on a journey just as much as a well written book. My taste in music covers a … Continue reading

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Hard World Building vs. Soft World Building

There is a lot of factors in writing a fiction/fantasy novel that keeps the reader immersed in the world the writer creates. The two main ways that these are expressed in a story is through Hard World Building and Soft … Continue reading

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NON-FICTION BOOK SALE

BAG OF BOOKS FOR $5.00 We are making room on our shelves in the non-fiction department to make room for newer books. The books in the sale range in topic from Natural Sciences, Geology, Education, Sign Language, True Crime, and … Continue reading

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My Octopus Teacher

A fascinating documentary of the nature photographer Craig Foster and his incredible journey in the shallow kelp forests in the Atlantic Ocean by South Africa. A stunning story of scientific and self discovery through the eyes of an unlikely teacher, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Snow Day

Due to the weather that is coming our way, the library will be closed Friday Dec. 23. We will also be closed Monday Dec. 26 in celebration of the winter holidays. Have a safe and joyful time. Blessings to you … Continue reading

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Allegany County Area Foundation

Thank you, STLS, for delivering the annual report of the Allegany County Area Foundation to the Allegany County libraries. May it be a reminder that the foundation has awarded numerous grants to our county’s libraries, and looks forward to doing … Continue reading

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“Children of Time” Book Review (with extras)

When stories are told of alien life, we mean intelligent alien life usually. Some distant cosmic cousin that can talk to us and inspires technological inspiration or biological horror. But underneath the surface of many “intelligent alien” stories, the aliens … Continue reading

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