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‘Learn-by-doing’: Toastmasters International helps hone speaking skills

If you, like most people, get sweaty palms just thinking about standing before a crowd and speaking, there is a group that will help you gain confidence in telling your story. Toastmasters International has been helping people develop their skills in public speaking since 1924 and now has ...

Friends of Brown Library present October book review

Mark Noe will talk about a number of books on walking Oct. 7. His selections range from broad surveys to volumes on specific trails, memorable hikes, religious treks, and pleasant walks, with even a bit of fiction added for good measure. His primary text will be Rebecca Solnit’s ...

James V. Brown Library to observe Banned Books Week

In turbulent times, books are tools that help people navigate the world around them. Intellectual freedom and access to information uplift people in crisis and during more peaceful times, so the James V. Brown Library invites you to champion the right to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. ...

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the James V. Brown Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong ...