Calling all poets!

Are you a poet, but didn’t know it? You might be! There’s more to poetry than finding words that rhyme. Rhythm can be important; so can the sounds of the words. And in many cases, the emotions that the poem invokes are the most important factor. Sijo is a...

Bucky the Beaver’s November Reading Challenge

I’m going to confess, I didn’t even know the mascot for the UW Beavers had a name. But then I learned that, not only does he have a name, but Bucky the Beaver likes reading! He’s hosting a reading challenge for the month of November, open to anyone...

Spot the Troll Game

Where does fake news come from? Fake people, of course! Spot the Troll is an 8-question quiz that tests how well you can spot fake social media accounts. These are accounts that pretend to be run by real people, but are really run by organizations that try to sway...

Laughter is the Best Medicine

When the news becomes too stressful, sometimes it is best to take a step back, remind yourself that you’re not alone, and find a good laugh. And if we can’t laugh at today’s news, we can always laugh at yesterday’s. For example, one anecdote...

National Book Festival this weekend!

This weekend is the annual National Book Festival. I’m excited to attend this year, because I’ve never been to one before. Why? Past festivals have taken place in Washington, D.C., which is about a thousand miles from here. This year, the festival is...

You can write a novel!

You — yes, you — can write your own novel. And you can do it in a month. November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. And this year’s event is going to be so much fun! The Cadott Library is hosting three events in October, leading up to...