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 .


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.


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.


Top 10 Poems

April is National Poetry Month in the United States, and if you’re stuck at home, you might want to enjoy a collection of short works.


Book Confessions: How I Mangle Books

Since I’m a librarian, people seem to expect me to spend all my time saving and preserving books. However, I’ve also spent quite a bit of time taking them apart in various ways for various reasons. Here are some ways that I mangle books, and you can, too!