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Life-sized statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The story you're about to read might sound familiar. It comes from halfway around the world but maybe it reminds you of an old  Lassie movie, or you could swear you've heard it before somewhere. You probably have.

“I think it’s so groovy now, that people are finally getting together; I think it’s wonderful now, that people are finally getting together…” That song has been going through my head all morning; to the point that every once in awhile, I have to belt it out just to relieve the pressure.

Today’s technology allows us to perform lots of tasks with ease, more than I realized until a recent issue of Reader’s Digest listed some products that I never knew existed.

October is

National Arts and Humanities Month. Check out one of our many How to Draw books this month.

 “You’re so lucky; you have lots of free time. I wish I had all that extra time, like you do.” This statement came from my seven year old granddaughter, one of four grandchildren that I babysit on a regular basis. She is one of four children, all ranging in age from 2 to 10.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

On Saturday, September 21 from 10-4, many booths and vendors will be open to visitors of the annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show.

The Wheatfield Library invites everyone to stop by the library’s booth for face painting, and a variety of freebies, and the Friends of the Wheatfield Library will also host an informational booth during the festival.

iOS users take note: upgrading to iOS7 will affect your OverDrive experience.

In the modern age of Google, you might have heard the word triskaidekaphobia, which means "fear of the number 13." But did you also know about paraskevidekatriaphobia, which means, specifically, fear of Friday the 13th?

Ground Zero at night

Twelve years later and while we may still remember 9-11 as the day the world changed, those memories may no longer be quite as strong.

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