A History of Vampires

Blood brings life to the body, and almost as long as humans have been alive, they’ve imagined monsters stealing blood away from them. Stories of vampires and other blood-sucking creatures have cropped up around the world for centuries. They channeled people’s fears even as they gave explanations for certain unknown diseases and other natural phenomena. Now, they’ve become an integral part of the horror genre.

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Lembas Recipe

Happy Hobbit Day! Many "Lord of the Rings" fans celebrate September 22, which is Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday. I choose to celebrate it in the most Hobbit-like way possible: making food! This year, I made some lembas to snack on .

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Library Life: My Favorite Patron Question

As I talk with people about my job at the library, they sometimes ask me if I get asked any weird or frustrating questions. My favorite encounter so far involves education, so there’s no better time to tell it than now, when all the kids are going back to school.

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A History of Dragons

Dragons have appeared in myths and legends all around the globe since ancient times, and this is a quick overview of the characteristics and history of the dragon in literature and mythology.

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