Celebrating Stanzas- National Poetry Month

Hello Fontana Regional Library patrons, Julia from JCPL here! Happy April! As some of you might know, April is National Poetry Month, a month long celebration of the prose that feeds your soul. Poetry is one of my absolute favorite genres to read, though for a long time I was scared of the genre on … Continue reading Celebrating Stanzas- National Poetry Month

Resources in the Face of COVID-19

We are certainly living in a unique time. COVID-19 is changing the world in which we live. At this point I am sure that you have all heard about the steps we all need to take to protect yourself and the community: social distancing, wash your hands, limit travel, and so forth. For a more … Continue reading Resources in the Face of COVID-19

Powerful Lady Stories

Happy Women’s History month, patrons and readers! As we spend our time in March pondering powerful women (and hopefully every subsequent month to follow) I thought why not provide you all with books describing the lives of influential women- in their own words. So please enjoy this compiled list of memoirs, available throughout the Fontana … Continue reading Powerful Lady Stories

Converting to eTechnology

The first week of March is Read an eBook Week, when many publishers offer free or discounted eBooks. However, many ebooks are available to be checked out for free from your library. Through Fontana Regional Library, you can create an account with RB Digitial, OverDrive, or other providers of ebooks. eBooks have been increasingly popular … Continue reading Converting to eTechnology

Green Screen Fun

Have you ever wondered how folks get photos of themselves climbing Mount Everest in their swimsuit or hanging out with famous folks, even though you know they hardly leave the couch? With a little green screen magic, you can make your dreams virtually... reality! The green screen itself is simple. It's just a large sheet … Continue reading Green Screen Fun

Living in Kindness

February 16th - 23rd is Random Acts of Kindness Week! Kindness is nourishment for our souls, so let's use this week to celebrate and explore the philosophical and scientific roots of human kindness. What is kindness? Mark Ian Barasch has written one of my favorite books on the exploration of compassion and kindness, complete with … Continue reading Living in Kindness

Foodie Movies

Cold days, colder nights. It's a great time of year to indulge in foodie movies. Many of these are so rich that one can almost smell and taste the gastronomic wonders. Make sure you have some good snacks at hand -- you're likely to get hungry watching these! Chocolat is one of my favorite movies. … Continue reading Foodie Movies

Most Popular Recent Books

If you looking for a book to read, consider trying those listed below! These books were all published in 2018. Since being added to the collections of public libraries in North Carolina (those belonging to the NC Cardinal consortium of libraries), each of these books has been checked out 600 to 1000 times (not counting … Continue reading Most Popular Recent Books

The Greatest TV Shows of All Time…and a few others

By Benjamin Baruch Woody As each year ends we are all bombarded with "best of year 20-- lists". As I received my requisite number of lists that are designed to make one ashamed of all the "art" one has failed to consume, I thought to myself "I'm going to make my own list, and it's … Continue reading The Greatest TV Shows of All Time…and a few others

New Year New (Flexible?) Me. Yoga at your Local Library.

Ah, the New Year. With the start of each the earth’s trips around the sun, we as humans love to make resolutions about how this year we will be smarter, sharper, thinner, happier. We plan to learn new skills and unlearn bad habits. January 1 is the beginning of a whole new 365 so look … Continue reading New Year New (Flexible?) Me. Yoga at your Local Library.