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Romance Scams

Submitted by Jon Freeman Valentine’s Day may have already passed us by this year, but people can fall in love year round. When it comes to love and romance remember to guard your wallet as well as your heart – and be aware of romance scams. A romance scam is when a new love interest …

What’s Happening at Grayson: French Club

Submitted by Grayson Branch Staff Grayson Library’s French Club (facilitated by Ijaaz Kingston and Khojasta Ghulam Hussain) is designed to complement Trip Elementary School’s Dual Language Immersion program with a focus on social and conversational French outside of an academic learning environment. Since Trip’s DLI students are mainly taught Science and Math in French, they …

Pets and Plant Toxicity

Submitted by Angela Moore Spring is here, and with it come the beautiful blooms that make the season such a delight for the senses. But if you share your home with pets, there are a few things you should know before you put that gorgeous bouquet out on your coffee table! Curious pets may like …

What To Do With Gift Cards You Don’t Want

Submitted by Jon Freeman Were you given a gift card recently that you don’t want? Perhaps you were given a gift card for your birthday or some other occasion (like over the holidays), and the gift card is to a place or company that you don’t buy stuff from regularly. In fact, you seriously doubt …

The Cosplayer’s Checklist

Submitted by Sarah Brubaker Want to dress up like your favorite character from a movie, TV show, or book? Cosplay is an exciting hobby, and there are lots of factors to consider before creating your first costume. The first step is choosing a costume that suits you and the event you’ll attend. When you have …

Guide to Finances after Fifty

Submitted by Jon Freeman  Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz’s book, The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty, answers different important questions people in their fifties or older who are retiring soon or are already retired may have about their finances. There are a total of 50 questions and answers given in the book. The Q&As cover a …

100 Women Who Made History

Submitted by Jon Freeman If you thought that it has only been a man’s world throughout history, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is an interesting book about 100 women who made history. It includes women from present day and the past. The book is divided into sections based on the fields the person …

10 Delicious Foods Great For Your Heart

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) concluded 610,00 people die of heart disease annually in the United States alone. Risk factors include lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking, excessive alcohol drinking, and obesity. You can prevent heart disease by incorporating more physical activity and the right foods into your daily diet. …

Spotlight On: Digital Resources for Teens

Submitted by Ashleigh Davenport Do you know about the digital resources that you have access to at Gwinnett County Public Library? They can be used to supplement what you already use at school. Here are some examples: Beanstack: Beanstack is the portal you can use to log your reading throughout the year, especially during the …

Look Out For These 2019 Movie Adaptations

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth Hollywood has a treat for book lovers this new year! Look out for these 2019 movie adaptations coming to a movie theater near you: 1. After by Anna Todd (Adult Fiction: Romance) -Release Date: April 12, 2019 2. The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook (Adult Fiction: Historical) Release Date: March 15, 2019 …