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It's the general understanding in my family that my Great Grandpa Reg's schooling ended after second grade. When he was a child, his father needed him on the ranch, and as a result, working took...more >>
My son excitedly told me about a friend of his (I will call him Alex) who built a game website. He uses the site to host a couple of games he designed and some other games he found online. I know...more >>
I made a goal for myself in 2010 to read all of the Newbery Award books. The American Library Association (ALA) awards the Newbery Medal " to the author of the most distinguished contribution to...more >>
I discovered one of my favorite authors in the Omaha airport. No, I didn't see Alex Kava waiting for a plane in the terminal. A clerk at Hudson News and Gifts recommended "A Perfect Evil." "The...more >>
When I go on vacation, I like to visit libraries. It's interesting to see how different communities provide this service to their constituents. Knowing this, a friend loaned me a book called "The...more >>
The title of Carolyn Prusa's book caught my eye, "None of This Would Have Happened if Prince Were Alive." Ramona has a lot on her plate. It's 2016 and Hurricane Matthew is headed towards Savannah,...more >>
I was watching TV the other night and was reminded of a book I read years ago. It was a mystery with a female investigator who I think was a rabbi. I typed some search words into my phone and lo and...more >>
One of my readers, a book group member, felt the urge to write a guest column after reading my column about algorithms a couple of weeks ago. You may read it below in quotations, followed by my...more >>
It's the end of the year again, time to reflect on what has happened in the last 12 months. Which author's books were most often checked out by Gering Library patrons in 2022? Will someone finally...more >>
One of my favorite parts of working in a library is what we call 'reader's advisory.' This is what happens when someone says something like, "I've read all of CJ Box's books, what should I read next...more >>

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