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Americans idle, watch American Idol

American Idol season is here again, as popular as ever, and going for the seventh season winner. Already down to 8 contestants, the past has shown us that some of these people will be heard from again, as they go on to successful careers and recordings. The Jackson District Libraries have taken note of the American Idol phenomenon and collected a selection of music from the winners and the programs.

Science fiction, er Speculative fiction?

Anybody out there reading science fiction?  How about speculative fiction?  (In case you’re wondering, they’re the same thing.  Sort of.

March is Mirth Month--no kidding!

Just when you thought the winter was going to steal any laughter or relaxation you had left, along comes March—Mirth Month!  (Try to say “March is mirth month” ten times with a straight face!) How about some humor to relieve winter stress?  May we suggest a good comedy? 

More for Big Read readers!

Don’t miss this year’s Big Read selection, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya!

The hottest creature in the country—the cat!

No, we don’t mean that the cat needs an ice bath nor that it is the latest model on the catwalk. We mean that, among pet owners, cats are now the most popular, having finally lapped dogs in the race for America’s affections: there are officially more cats than dogs in American homes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 81.7 million cats and only 72 million dogs. However, there are more dog owners than cat owners—surely a testimony to the cat lovers’ desire for more than one feline!

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