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It's the First Fall Friday Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Fall Friday Edition of _You Are What You Read_. By the time you all receive this, we will have been in the thick of it for a whopping 58 minutes. I like this season all right. I mean there’s college football to become immersed in (OH-IO!), the return of good hair (sayonara humidity!), Tights Watch (wagering!) and who doesn’t love biting into that first crisp ...

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It's the Harvest Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Harvest Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right **People**! It’s time to put down the Pumpkin Spice Latte and hit those fields hard. The Bad Time is coming and you all need to stock those larders. This moon is called the Harvest Moon because it rises soon after sunset and doesn’t set until just after sunrise. This is the only time that the moon is ...

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It's the Bridge Too Far Edition

Greetings and welcome to the It’s the Bridge Too Far Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In this week’s housekeeping, I am pleased to announce that **Babs B** and **I** are still sporting the **Bare Leg**. So for those of you who are wagering and said that we would be done with that by now and donning the tights were wrong. Thank you Global Warming! I feel the end of this is nigh though and ...

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It's the First Public Service Announcement of 2018 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Public Service Announcement of 2018 Edition of You Are What You Read. First! A little housekeeping is in order. I’m hopeful that everyone got **Lemon Pig** constructed and that it’s in a prominent place of respect in your homes. **David R.** reports that in Scandinavian countries, a marzipan pig is often enjoyed during the Hellidaze and it has a coin in its m ...

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It's the Light Therapy Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Light Therapy Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The last week has been bleak and that’s for sure. The snow, the rain, the ice, the cold; it’s not for the faint of heart. But it’s nothing compared to what the poor people of Moscow experienced in December. The good Muscovites experienced only 6 minutes of sunlight last month. Imagine that, **People**. 6 ...

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It's a Super Blue Blood Full Moon with Eclipse Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Super Blue Blood Full Moon Complete with Eclipse Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right **People**. It’s not JUST a Full Moon. This moon has a lot of moving parts. Let’s see what will be going down on Wednesday, shall we? Let’s start with the Super piece which is unrelated to the sporting event happening next weekend. It will be Super because the proxim ...

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It's the Phil's Back Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Phil’s Back Edition of _You Are What You Read_. First, a gentle reminder and a plea. If you are sick **PLEASE** stay home. We are dropping like flies here and while we are flattered that you consider the Library to be an essential to your life, there may not be enough of us to help you if this continues. Remember you can library from home (**_[Hoopla](https://dar.t ...

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It's the Flower Bomb Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Flower Bomb Edition of _You are What You Read_. First some housekeeping! In the battle between **Punxsutawney Phil** (who predicted another 6 weeks of winter) and **Staten Island Chuck** (who said nope, not happening c’mon Spring!) I am calling Phil still in the lead. You all had the four letter S word while I was gone so that’s a W in the Phil column but the p ...

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It's the Saint Patrick's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Saint Patrick’s Day Edition of _You are What You Read_. All I am going to say about the rodents is that **Phil** is winning. **Lemon Pig** has deserted us in our time of need. I’m over all of it. I surrender. We live on the Tundra and that is that. Abandon all hope **People**. As we know, life on the Tundra is hard and sometimes it’s nice to have a little holiday ...

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Graphic Medicine

Comics can play a helpful role in the study and delivery of healthcare, and Graphic Medicine as a term denotes the intersection of comics and health narratives. Get a glimpse into the lives of people who have been impacted by any number of illnesses and treatments and faced the same questions and concerns you or someone you know might be facing, or have faced previously. Graphic Novels on health a ...

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It's the Hopeful Sign Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Hopeful Signs edition of _You Are What You Read_. It is allegedly Spring **People** and yet it certainly is not feeling like it yet is it? The grey, the damp, the cold. We are all at the end of our ropes I think. I started thinking earlier this week that I needed to start thinking on the signs of progress that I was seeing and here’s what I came up with. I ...

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It's the Sweater Weather Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Sweater Weather Edition of _You Are What You Read_. With this unrelenting dreariness and cold weather it feels like we will be in sweaters forever doesn’t it? To be sure there are some new Hopeful Signs this week. I have noticed that the red buds are out on the trees here at the Library. The Masters is this weekend and yes, **The Traveling Companion** is on sit ...

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It's the I've Got Nothing Edition

Greetings and welcome to the I’ve Got Nothing Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s weather has done me in. It should not be this cold this far into April. I find it depressing in the extreme and have spent the week fretting for our farming friends who can’t get anything in the ground. In fact I have heard that we are a month off from where we should be. The Bare Leg is being s ...

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It's the Pick Your Poison Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Pick Your Poison Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This weekend you may have to do just that, pick your poison. We have not only Cinco de Mayo but also Derby weekend. It’s a party weekend and while they both feature hats with ginormous brims and elaborate decoration, they also both feature signature beverages that seemingly don’t play well together; tequila for y ...

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It's the Gala Edition

Hello and welcome to the Gala Edition of You are What You Read. This has been one of the saddest weeks that I can ever remember. Sadness everywhere you turn. All I want to say about it is that if you are that kind of sad, please do your best to lift yourself out of that quicksand of sorrow and try to reach out to those who love you. If you notice a person in your life who isn’t quite them ...

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It's the Animal Kingdom Smack Down Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Animal Kingdom Smack Down Edition of _You Are What You Read_. No edition next week because I am taking the week off. Soldier on **People**! It’s going to be fine. See you in a bit. This week the news seems to have been filled with animals running amok. It’s been a while since that has happened. Shall we take a gander at what the animal Kingdom has been up to since w ...

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It's the July 4th Edition

Greetings and welcome to the July 4th Edition of _You Are What You Read_. First some housekeeping! We offer many thanks to **Diane H.** (her real name) for the first summer offering of taffy from Maine. Thanks Diane H. You were lovely to think of us. As frequent visitors to this space know, **I** love me a **_[Firework Safety Video](https://dar.to/2yV05Qj)_**. They always pop up this time ...

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It's the Bears Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Bears! Edition of _You Are What You Read_. With tomorrow being Bastille Day and France facing off against Croatia on Sunday morning for the World Cup, it would appear that it’s all about France this weekend. And while I love most things France, I have to say I am rooting for Croatia this time around. France won back in 1998 and Croatia never has. Who doesn’t love an ...

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It's the Bears Part Deux Editon

Welcome to the Bears! Part Deux Edition of _You Are What You Read_ Edition. Last week, I truly thought that this was just a weird Animals Run Amok streak. I thought oh just a whole lot of bears running around doing bearish things as bears apparently will. Well **People**, this week there is more of the Ursus Shenanigans. Is this our new normal? I know that people are freaked about the **_[ ...

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It's the Bust a Move Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Bust a Move Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Of course, we have **Bear News** this week People. This is now officially a **Thing.** Bears! Where they don’t belong doing things that should terrify anyone in their right mind. On Monday morning a **_[bear](http://dar.to/2MemEVC)_** just walked into a home in Canton, Connecticut checked out the master bedroom, w ...

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