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Author Appearance: David Miles The DOA Who Made It!: Are You Ready to Take Your Last Breath? Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm "It was a warm, sunny, Tuesday afternoon. I was waiting at the red light at a busy interchange when another motorcycle pulled up next to me, in the same lane, also now waiting to go home, or to a friend's house, or maybe shopping. The very next thing he did was watch me fly like ... Read More »

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Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These ... Read More »

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Bo Diddley popularized the idiom in his 1962 blues hit, but since, a broad array of musicians have also warned with lryics not to “judge a book the the cover.” While figuratively, we need to be aware of judging at first glance, in the world of the library, it’s literally what occurs.  According to research conducted by the Codex Group, a book-audience research company, the first two seconds ... Read More »

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Eat Better & Move More! Those seem like two very simple statements. They are also statements for which we are desperate for this post-holiday time of year. Have you heard those fitness commercials from the point of view of the elastic-waisted sweatpants? We are in full Wisconsin winter hiberation mode and it seems like we've been Eating More & (Can't) Move Better. With 2014 upon us and resolutions for healthy ... Read More »

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In the 1920’s Scottish documentarian John Grierson understood documentaries to be “cinema's potential for observing life” Similarly, Soviet film-maker Dziga Vertov saw documentary film as capturing "life as it is.” From our present day obsession with reality television to a genre of film that has become a contender for our box office dollars, documentaries help us connect with what is happening ... Read More »

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