Animated GIFs from the National Archives

Andrea James writes: “From the sublime to the ridiculous, the US National Archives’ new curated page of GIFs on Giphy has an animated bit of US history for every occasion, like Woodsy Owl, an analog odometer from the Apollo 8 mission, Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling, Bugs Bunny dancing, President John F. Kennedy, the Beatles, or Elvis meeting Richard Nixon.”...


When you return from 
Thanksgiving Break be prepared to

BUY CANDY CANES (all proceeds will buy toys).

Western Reserve Academy’s
(Reserve Ethically Advancing Community Health)
& the John D. Ong Library
will be collaborating for their 12th annual TOYS FOR TOTS drive.

TOYS FOR TOTS is organized by local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Units.   


Wanda Read

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.    ~ from "Good Reads"


What I Learned on Google Today

One the great chroniclers of the struggle of Native American people is celebrated by Google in the company’s November 18 doodle. James Welch would have been 76 today. The poet and novelist passed away in August 2003 at the age of 62. The creator of the doodle, Sophie Diao, writes on Google’s blog that, “Through his novels, documentary film, and poems, Welch gave voice to the struggles and humanity of the Native American experience in the United States.” The image that greets users on Google’s homepage shows Welch’s likeness on notebook paper with horses galloping through.

According to Wikepedia:
James Welch, who grew up within the Blackfeet and A'aninin cultures of his parents, was a Native American novelist and poet, considered a founding author of the Native American Renaissance.

BornNovember 18, 1940, Browning, MT
DiedAugust 4, 2003, Missoula, MT

 Look for his books 
at the 
John D. Ong Library


Tuesday, November 8       8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Come to the library, sign the voter registration list and cast your ballot. The results will be announced by email as soon as the ballots are tabulated after the voting ends. 
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Welcome Dr. Damon Williams
WRA Class of 1990

Definition of Diversity 

        The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.  These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  

It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.




The Best Note-Taking Apps of 2016

Jill Duffy writes: “Note-taking apps are not all created equal. In fact, the deeper you dig into them, the more you realize how different they offer in both concept and abilities. Evernote and Microsoft OneNote aim to do it all, offering rich features, support for multimedia notes, and tools that blur the lines between apps for personal use and those intended for work. 
PC Magazine, Sept. 21, 2016