A Universe of Stories – Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing (July 20th, 1969).

It was the decade of the 1960s – civil unrest, assassinations, racial tensions, a “cold war”, a Southeast Asia conflict, and a looming threat of nuclear annihilation.  In the midst of all this, there was a “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union.  Each nation was intent on accomplishing technological “firsts” in …

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A Universe of Stories – exploration beyond the earth

by Peggy Kindiger For millennia, people have gazed upon the stars, planets, and the moon and have contemplated the possibility of life beyond our earth.  What would these creatures look like, what would they eat, how would they dress, would they be friendly or hostile, how could we communicate with them? In 1610, an Italian …

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Ways Summer Reading can help your Teens

By Macy Conley Teen summer reading is in full swing at the El Reno Carnegie Library! July is coming with fun filled weeks ahead. Even though the Teen Summer Reading Programs is full of fun and exciting activities, the activities can serve other purposes too. For example, the Wednesday crafts activities help promote creativity in a …

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Authors You Didn’t Know Wrote Science Fiction

By Alicia Ballard Most authors tend to write in one genre and rarely deviate.  Here we will be looking at three authors you may not have realized wrote science fiction novels.   George R R Martin Typical genre: Fantasy When a scientific expedition is launched to study a mysterious alien race, the only ship available …

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The Injustice of Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus

By Alicia Ballard Anime was a staple in Saturday morning cartoon line-ups in the mid-1990s to early 2000s. DIC, the company to bring most of the shows like Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and One Piece to America, tended to take liberties with the translations. For example: in Pokemon, Brock famously refers to rice balls as “jelly-filled …

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