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Dec 12

Destination: ApolloCon

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Christine Evans

Back in June I drove to Houston to attend ApolloCon, a three day conference devoted to all things science fiction, fantasy, and horror. ApolloCon draws in mostly local authors, artist, and fans from around Texas. It may not have the celebrity draw of bigger venues, but you still spot a few well known names. Mystery writer Bill Crider and Sci-fi writher Stephen Dedman were present. I missed seeing either of them, but since their names on in our catalog, I felt it necessary to name drop...

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Oct 15

How Break up With a Book

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Christine Evans

I admit I am not monogamous, at least when it comes to books. I have had, and continue to have, many long-lasting relationships with some books in my home. I love their shape, their stories and wisdom, the texture of their pages, even each one’s unique scent...

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Jun 05

I'm Not Being Nosy (A Reference Librarian's Lament)

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Christine Evans

I am a privacy freak and one reason I love working in libraries is because of the library profession’s fundamental commitment to patron privacy. But sometimes I have to ask questions and, I promise, I am not being nosy...

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