Blackbirds always seem to get a bad rap. As the late Rodney Dangerfield was fond of saying, they "get no respect” in the bird world.
2020 was a year that had many challenges. There were businesses that closed, shortages of products, quarantines, face masks, social distancing, and entertainment that shut down all over the world.
What lies are you telling yourself? Now, given that question, you might feel a bit indignant and might respond, ‘I’m not a liar. I don’t lie to other people and I certainly don’t lie to myself.’ We hope you’ll hang in there with us as we explore this subject further.
The Chaska Friends of the Library summer book sale returns in the plaza in front of the library during the city’s River City Days celebration.
How do you feel when you get feedback? In psychology and coaching, we see how feedback can be helpful or harmful. We took a good look at what makes the difference.
The complexity of nature is sometimes hard to understand and even harder to justify or feel good about, especially when seen through the human lens. I was reminded of this the other day while filming a family of American redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla) that is nesting on my property.
What does freedom mean to you this year? In the past, it might have been easy to take freedom for granted. But a lot has happened since last year. With the Fourth of July coming up we’re looking at freedom in a new way. Freedom and July Fourth have always been important, but this year they s…
As we return to regular service models over the next few months, Carver County Library will resume charging fines starting July 1.
Are you feeling a little ‘hot’ these days? Yes, we have been in a prolonged heat wave. We think back to when we were growing up and didn’t have the luxury of air conditioning. The remedy was to turn on multiple oscillating fans. Not only was the breeze cooling, the sound of the fans also had…
There have been a lot of words used to describe this past school year, among them: unprecedented, challenging, difficult. I would like to add a few more as I reflect on the 2020-21 school year and my first year as Eastern Carver County Schools superintendent: community, strength, and resilience.
Imagine having a vehicle in your garage, but not being able to use it. Perhaps you have just seen your doctor and must now go to a medical facility for treatment — but first, you need a COVID test. You have no way to get to either place.
Join us June 14-Aug. 31 on our Carver County Library Facebook video page, www.facebook.com/CarverCountyLibrary/videos/, to view all of our Summer Reading Program performers.
Are you taking care of your brain as well as your body? We’ve been exercising and we eat pretty well, too. But we realize we need to also maintain mental fitness to keep our brains healthy.
As we move into the summer season and acknowledge the challenges of this past year, Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Chanhassen is hoping to put focus on the joy that can be found all around us.
Do you want to change your thinking? Whether you need to change your driveway or to change your thinking, surprisingly, the process is similar.
Have you noticed what’s been happening in the world? No, we’re not talking about the news where there’s plenty of anger, strife, fear and hatred. Instead we’re asking if there’s anything you’ve noticed that’s happening outside, maybe even in your own backyard. It’s spring!
In this department, along with nearly every other in the surrounding area, officers have been responding to an increasing number of reported mail thefts. In nearly all cases, personal checks and billing statements are two items thieves look for most often.
One of the issues that gets little discussion, and therefore little priority, is the subject of affordable housing across many cities.
Looking to read some of the most popular magazines, an obscure magazine or maybe a title in a language other than English? It is all just click away by visiting the Overdrive virtual newsstand at https://melsa.overdrive.com/melsa-carvermn/magazines or explore magazines via the Libby App.
We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”. Maybe you sang that lyrical message yourself as a child. Many moms, dads and caregivers passed that message along to little ones. They wanted to encourage children to be tough and to tur…
Carver County Library received a grant to purchase Elementary STEM kits that are available for checkout by patrons for use across the County.
I am always interested in the unsung hero or the rulebreakers of nature. The kind of critter that is common, yet no one seems to pay any attention to them. Or the bird who is so common throughout the U.S., yet no one seems to notice them.
Art is the outward act of self-expression. Whether art is visual, musical, literary or performing, art is individual in creation and interpretation.
Calling all aspiring Minnesota writers! The Minnesota Author Project statewide contest is underway and will continue to accept submissions through May 31. The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 was one of the saddest days in the 37 year history of Feed My Starving Children. In the middle of receiving over 100 volunteers for a rare and very special Sunday packing session, the organization abruptly closed its doors because of the COVID pandemic.
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