June 29, 2024

RPG Game Cafe - Adult Program for Beginners

Last night I hosted my first RPG Game Night. I floundered a bit, feeling underprepared but then everything worked out great. It was a very rewarding program, with simple set up. Anyone can do, especially anyone with a little creativity.

June 26, 2024

Oregon Trail Challenge

Our theme for summer reading is Adventure Begins At Your Library. So most of my programs this summer are adventure-themed. I'm also a sucker for nostalgia so from that arose... the Oregon Trail Challenge for teens. This was a life-size board game with STEM challenges and the opportunity to play solo or in teams.

February 14, 2024

Speed Friending - Anti Valentine's Day Program

February 13th is "Pal-entine's Day" and also "Gal-entine's Day." Both are an anti-Valentine's Day kind of celebration. All about platonic love. For our friends and for our girl-friends, respectively. I decided to try a new program: Speed Friending. Details and free resources below!

January 3, 2024

Creative Fiction: A Thread Runs Through It (Folklore)

 This piece is creative fiction inspired by folklore. Specifically about witches as folk saw them to be. I wrote this for Creative Writing class at Columbus State. Someday I'd like to consider getting it published. I really love this piece...

December 27, 2023

Footprints of Friendship - Writing Exercise

 This piece is a non-fiction writing exercise I did in Fall 2023 for my Creative Writing class. I have changed some names for anonymity. 

Footprints of Friendship

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” We often think of those footprints as delicate tracks left in wet cement, easy to leave and long-lasting. I think sometimes those footprints are stomped with force and other times the prints are drag marks, against our will.

November 22, 2023

The Holiday Hush

There’s something about the holiday, particularly the day before THE day, that puts a hush over everyone at work. Sure I work at a library, so you’re thinking we hush all the time. We don’t. Times have changed. No, the hush I mean is the same hush as when snow blankets the ground and dampens the sound. 

It’s quiet. Just slightly muted. Hushed.

It’s a happy kind of quiet though. A relaxed quiet. You can almost see the visions dancing in your coworkers’ eyes. The time with loved ones ahead of them. The twinkle of excitement. The longing for the day of respite ahead. It’s there bubbling over and into the stacks. There’s just a little more laughter. A few more smiles. A collective sigh of relief throughout the day. 

That was my day today. And I am oh so thankful.