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Author Kathryn Harkup and her latest book, Vampirology
Daryl M., May 27, 2021

Kathryn Harkup is a chemist and author. Kathryn completed a doctorate on her favorite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research before realizing that talking, writing, and demonstrating science appealed a bit more than hours slaving over a hot fume-hood.

Extreme weather - lightning over a city
Mona Gilbert, May 25, 2021

Every day in the news we hear about some extreme weather event happening in the United States. These events impact homes, livelihoods, and life itself. Constant occurrences require bold solutions to decrease extreme weather frequency and strength.

Rolland J. Curtis in 1960
Maria Novoa, May 24, 2021

Rolland J. Curtis needs your help—well, ok. Maybe photographer Rolland J. Curtis does not need your help, but the library certainly does!

Let me set the scene for you:

Chinese paper cutting

The roots of Chinese paper cutting as an art form may date back to the time when paper was invented by Cai Lun of the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. This art form became popular as paper became more affordable. Traditionally, the paper cuts have been used to decorate windows and doors.

Korean American family at river, ca 1900

Imagine waking up on a remote island one fine morning and deciding to travel to Asia. Which direction would you choose to go?

Author P. Djeli Clark and his novel, A Master of Djinn
Daryl M., May 20, 2021

Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. Djeli Clark spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago.

Minako Yoshida on her album, Monochrome
Aaron M. Olson, May 19, 2021

Minako Yoshida is a prolific Japanese singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who has released over 20 albums since her 1973 debut, Tobira No Fuyu.

collage of poetry book covers
Lynne Thompson, May 18, 2021

One of the benefits of literature is that it allows the reader to empathize with the protagonists or—in the case of poets—with the themes and issues that concern them.

Russell Quinn and his zine Linda & Joan Zine: Issue 1
Angi Brzycki, May 14, 2021

Russell Quinn is an artist, designer, and programmer. He works independently as False Vacuum. Russell left the UK in 2005 and has lived in Denmark, Switzerland, and rural California. He is currently based in Los Angeles.