Carver County Library is excited to host Club Book and feature author John Moe on Wednesday, March 10. John Moe is the host and creator of the award-winning hit podcast “The Hilarious World of Depression” and the author of the book of the same name.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in any areas of your life? If you’re like many people, the stress of what’s going on in the world, and maybe in your life too, has contributed to feelings of being overwhelmed.
Have you heard that old song where Johnny Lee sings, “I’m lookin’ for love in all the wrong places”? He sings about the importance of finding love.
2020 challenged us in more ways than anyone could have imagined. The global pandemic and societal upheaval laid bare, among other inequities, a significant gap in how Minnesotans can access the health care they need, and while we’re all in the same COVID-19 storm, we are not all in the same boat.
Winter continues in Minnesota and at the library. We have Winter Reads for adults through the end of February and we continue to offer winter programming for all ages online.
February evenings offer some of the best conditions for viewing the famous winter constellations. This year they approach Mars from the east, ending the month with the Pleiades star cluster closing in on the red planet. Meanwhile, the rising of Scorpius brings a hint of summer to the morning sky.
Are you feeling satisfied with yourself and your life? We got to thinking about this because it’s so easy to compare yourself to someone else. We were looking through social media and noticed all the people baking beautiful breads. We felt bad because that was a goal of ours and the flour is…
What goes through your mind when someone talks about the ABCs? Perhaps it brings you back to before you started school and were encouraged to learn the ABCs. The ABCs often refer to the basics of something.
What feelings do you have about leaving 2020 and starting a new year? If you’re like many people we’ve talked to, you’re glad to leave 2020 behind and you’re looking forward to a fresh start in 2021.
Even after the pandemic began in March, no one could have predicted then just how much our lives would be affected and uprooted by the events of this year in ways unique to each of us. And though there is hopeful news of a vaccine, this winter will still see of the many of the same restricti…
How has 2020 been for you? It’s the end of the year, and what a year it’s been! It reminds us of the opening paragraph by Charles Dickens in his book, "A Tale of Two Cities," “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was…
Winter is a time of plenty for owls. The nights are very long, and the days are painfully short. I was reminded of this the other day while out photographing and filming a wild Barred Owl sleeping in a tree. I spent several hours just observing this magnificent raptor as it dozed in a large …
How will your holiday celebrations be this year? This is the time when people of various faiths have celebrations and re-live memories.
What words come to mind when you think of Christmas Eve? "Jesus’ birth," "Christmas carols," "families together," "gifts exchanged" are some words that you might answer.
This winter has been a bit strange in the northland where I reside. Not much snow but enough cold temperatures to start freezing the lakes. The small lakes and ponds freeze up tight right away, but the larger lakes have open water near the center or in the deeper areas. While out photographi…
Do you ever play the “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” game? You know, where you second-guess yourself and say, “I coulda, woulda, shoulda ___!" You fill in the blank.
Everyone loves the holiday season. From decorating your home and tree with your favorite lights and ornaments to giving and unwrapping gifts — the holidays are a wonderful time for the whole family.
What triggers happen to you during the holidays? The holiday season can be a time of lots of emotion. And during this time, it’s easy to have both negative and positive emotions triggered.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed so much about how we go about our everyday lives. It has fundamentally impacted how we interact with one another, where we can travel, and how we work.
'Tis the season of the reindeer. After all, it’s hard to not notice them at this time of year. They make appearances in holiday movies, or on holiday greeting cards, and sometimes they are seen in Christmas tree lots as the featured animal. They appear on stage in plays or re-enactments and …
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