Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Our Environment

By Alicia Ballard Who doesn’t love a good sole-survivor-in-a-post-apocalyptic-wasteland story? A good high-tension story to wrap yourself in and escape reality for a few hours. Yet, we can always come back to our comforts and our stable society. Yet, if we are not careful, we may end up throwing ourselves into the same situation that …

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Importance of Roses in the Dark Tower Series

By Alicia Ballard Before we start, here are a few terms: Constant Reader: Stephen King Fan Keystone Earth: The main version of Earth out of multiple realities   To most people, Roses symbolize love, but to Constant Readers, they symbolize something far greater. Stephen King’s Dark Tower series spans eight novels, and several short stories. …

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Getting to know our library board: Karen Pappas

By Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the library board? Friends of the Library, various activities with Wesley UMC, Project Transformation Reading mentor How long have you been on the library board? Two years Where did you grow up? Choctaw, OK Where did you go to school? Choctaw High …

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We Love Our Friends: Casey Taylor

by Sheila Barnard What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the Friends? Substitute teacher at Wesley Playschool, owner operator of Taylor-Made Confections, baby sitting. How long have you been with the friends? 6 months Where did you grow up? Walters, OK Where did you go to school? Walters High School Tell us …

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History of the Friends of the El Reno Carnegie Library

By Alicia Ballard A “Friends of the Library Group” is a collection of people that support the library through fundraisers, book sales, programs, etc. Typically the group's mission is to assist their local library, usually with fundraising and volunteering. The Friends of the Library are an essential part of any Library, be it a chain …

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