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Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

At The Library (01/21/15)
Welcome to the warm, comfortable, quiet, entertaining, inviting, open-to-the-public library! We have an assortment of resources for educational, entertainment, and amusement. Yes, indeed. This is a sales pitch in modified form! There are newspapers, periodicals, videos, books to loan (we also have books for sale), and puzzles to loan for home use. ...
Library News (01/14/15)
I can't say anything nice about the weather lately, so I shouldn't say anything at all - but I'm going to. since it's been affecting daily life at the Cherokee Public Library. Last week we closed early on three days, which I certainly hope is not an indication of the type of winter we can expect to have...
Ross Rambles: More light, less heat needed on police issues (01/09/15)
Based on the initial description I heard from media regarding the death of Eric Garner, there seemed to be an abuse of power by the New York Police Department. I recently watched the incident repeatedly on the NY Daily News website in order to understand how contradictory conclusions could be reached regarding whether or not at least one police officer was criminally culpable...
Ross Rambles: More light, less heat needed on police issues (01/09/15)
Based on the initial description I heard from media regarding the death of Eric Garner, there seemed to be an abuse of power by the New York Police Department. I recently watched the incident repeatedly on the NY Daily News website in order to understand how contradictory conclusions could be reached regarding whether or not at least one police officer was criminally culpable...
At The Library (01/07/15)
Welcome to your brand-new shiny year from everyone at the Cherokee Public Library. May you have a great year with good health, love, laughter -- and literature! I am very excited about the new books and media we have added recently. Especially, the series books in both the Junior and Young Adult sections. ...
Ross Rambles: What we'll need in the future (01/02/15)
People have never been good at predicting the future, especially not in predicting how future technology will affect our lives. When the concept of a computing machine was new, no one seemed to know what practical use it would be put to other than the earliest application of calculating ballistics...
Library News (12/31/14)
"Read out the old year, read in the new year" is a favorite library bulletin board caption. Here are some suggestions for doing just that! 'Steal the North' is Heather Brittain Bergstrom's first novel. I loved it, although it probably isn't for everyone. ...
Basic Biittner: Legacy, part 2 (12/31/14)
Basic Biittner : Legacy, part two Dan Whitney Before I resume my summary of Herbert Hoover's post-White House years, I must share two bits of Hoover trivia I found amusing. The first is this: When Hoover and his wife, Lou, were living in China, several years prior to their moving into the White House, the pair learned the Mandarin language, and several years later, when they were the occupants of the White House, "Bert" and Lou, a pretty smart cookie herself, would slip into speaking Mandarin to each other to befuddle eavesdroppers.. ...