Bad Days Be Gone

Everybody has a bad days... However, your local library is here to rescue you from the blues! Light comedy always helps to turn my mood around, and maybe it will for you too. Life is hard enough sometimes, so this list of materials is not here to educate or challenge you in anyway, but merely … Continue reading Bad Days Be Gone

The Dog Ate my Homework

In my case, it was actually true once. I scotch-taped up the tattered remains of my worksheets (complete with muddy paw prints) and turned them in with this time-honored excuse - luckily, my teacher was both amused and forgiving, despite the missing sections! With school back in session, however, my daughter is already brimming with … Continue reading The Dog Ate my Homework

Short and Sweet

We all get busy, but sometimes you still need to scratch that reading itch -- without having a big book hanging over your head. If you're looking for some "short but mighty books", check out The Short List, a compilation of 24 books under 200 pages recommended by TED speakers. Here are some more short … Continue reading Short and Sweet

It’s time for school!

All across the country, kids are starting school -- either for the new school year or for the first time. Some schools are already in session, while others start in the next few weeks. Of course, this got me thinking about books related to the start of school. As usual, my thoughts first jump to … Continue reading It’s time for school!

Leo Authors

Hello everyone! Julia from JCPL here and today, August 14th, is my birthday.  (Pause for Applause.) You all are the bees knees. Now, for those of us who are into astrology, we know this means I am a Leo, and right now we are in Leo season. What is Leo season? Well, it means the … Continue reading Leo Authors

Albert Carlton – Cashiers Community Library Turns 25!

Twenty-five years ago, the Library in Cashiers opened its doors on a new era. Prior to that, Cashiers had a small lending library based out of the Community Center. The Johannsen Memorial Library started as a Village Lending Library with books donated mainly by the Johannsen family. Upon her death, the collection was given to … Continue reading Albert Carlton – Cashiers Community Library Turns 25!

Prohibition, Suffrage, and Repeal

The early days of the 20th century have always fascinated me. If there were such things as past lives, then I have lived a life in that era. The end of the Gilded Age, the rise of the progressive era, into the Roaring 20’s and the Great Depression beyond industrialization had gripped our economy, bringing … Continue reading Prohibition, Suffrage, and Repeal

Investing for the Future

Blogs earlier this year pointed out the benefits of spending less money than one earns in order to pay off debt and to build an emergency fund covering several months of expenses. It is also sensible to continue saving as much as one can manage over a lifetime, because income from Social Security and a … Continue reading Investing for the Future

Destination Fiction: The Middle East

Hello Patrons! We are now well into summer and our adult summer reading program The Great Jackson County Read: Armchair Traveler is going strong; plus, there is still time to rack up some raffle tickets and win cool local prizes! Last month, we visited Asia through a selection of fiction. Now it's time to get … Continue reading Destination Fiction: The Middle East

The Hudson Library of Highlands, N.C.

By Guest Contributor Randolph Shaffner Randolph Shaffner, a former president of the Hudson Library Board of Trustees, is the author of Good Reading Material, Mostly Bound and New: The Hudson Library 1884-1994, which is available for purchase at the library, all proceeds benefiting the library. He currently serves as archivist for the Highlands Historical Society, … Continue reading The Hudson Library of Highlands, N.C.