Blog Archive – Dani Buehler

Things are heating up…  By Dani Buehler - Everything was perfect, until it wasn’t. Ever run into that reality before? Of course, we have, half of literature and artistic expression is dedicated to rooting out the story behind the story. It’s not until the ever-scrutinizing eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg direct their focus, that the seamy underbelly within the moment becomes exposed (two…
Where my Gastronomes at! By Dani Buehler - I am going to admit something no Librarian in their right mind should admit. I have found myself in a time where my chances for reading are coming fewer and farer apart. Because of this infrequent reading-pattern I have not finished a book in months. Yikes…please don’t judge me too harshly. I have begun many…
Where my Gastronomes at! By Dani Buehler - I am going to admit something no Librarian in their right mind should admit. I have found myself in a time where my chances for reading are coming fewer and farer apart. Because of this infrequent reading-pattern I have not finished a book in months. Yikes…please don’t judge me too harshly. I have begun many…
Winds of Change by Dani Buehler - I am going to give you a little disclaimer before you read this. I am not going to talk about books at all. I am sorry about this, but, my state of mind has inhibited my ability to focus and discuss a book, let alone, many books. Do you ever have those times in your…
A Few Good Words by Dani Buehler - Anyone who knows me, knows that I am rarely short on words. I am one of those folks who could probably ramble on and on into perpetuity about pretty much anything. College papers were a breeze for this exact reason. Ten pages discussing Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology, no problem. Another ten pages discussing the…
Why doesn’t Wonder Woman win the Oscar? By Dani Buehler - In movie land, it seems there are the cultured, witty, artistic films that tackle the big social issues of our day, the award winners, and then there are the good movies…haha (I couldn’t resist). No, but seriously, there are the blockbuster movies that everyone sees and loves and then award season comes around and they…
Have You Taken A Closer Look? by Dani Buehler - What would you say is the Lewistown Public Library’s most unique collection? As the youth librarian, I would love to say that it was some wonderful nook in the youth section. Alas, most of what you would find in this Library’s youth collection is materials you could find in most other Montana libraries. However, I…
Micro Review by Dani Buehler - Micro Review by Dani Buehler “Out Of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets” by Kwame Alexander   The season of love is upon us, And how truly wonderful love can be. What better way to say I love you, Than a sonnet written just for thee. What? Inspiration is lacking or gone Come to the library, And…
Companions of Lore by Dani Buehler - Beasts. Monsters. Legends. We all know them, these constant companions of lore. With formidable names like Bigfoot, Loch Ness, and Dragon how could you not love each character and be drawn to their story. They reappear again and again throughout time and across cultures, as if these beings are inextricably tied to our human psyche.…
Serieslandia by Dani Buehler - Book Series. Don’t you love a good series? I know I do. Authors that can masterfully craft a world so immense it takes book upon book to uncover each place, character, and idea are genius. Unfortunately, series are kind of the bane of a librarian’s existence. Let’s wander down the rabbit hole for just a…
To Sing My Own Praises by Dani Buehler - It is time to give thanks. And I know that this is a shameless plug for the library but aren’t you thankful our community has such an amazing library. True, I do work here, and I may be slightly biased, but, almost every week I am fortunate to receive praises for our splendid library. These…
A Little Joy for Your Day by Dani Buehler - I had decided on my blog title for this month weeks ago. It was perfect, fitting the season and exciting my appetite to write. It was going to be “something wicked this way comes,” perfect, I know. But, although a journey with spooky Shakespearian characters sounds like the epitome of an autumnal read, life decided…
Micro Review by Dani Buehler - Maya Angelou famously told us that “people will never forget how you made them feel.” And so, Cynthia Rylant, thank you for making me feel splendid! Rylant’s most recent children’s book mixes a poignant tale with vivid imagery to create a simply wonderful story. We are reminded that though we grow through life’s many twist…
Whatnot or maybe not. By Dani Buehler - Ever read a book you didn’t want to? Sure, school and work present lots of opportunities for reads that may land squarely in the “I don’t want to” category. But these reading opportunities are not what you would call “reading for pleasure.” So, excluding necessary reads, do you finish every book you start? I…do…not. I…
AND THAT’S A WRAP… By Dani Buehler -   August! Can you believe summer is coming a close? We dream about long summer days filled with adventure in the winter but spend most of the actual summer season trying desperately to catch up. Or maybe that’s just me. And maybe that is because at the Library, we are rocking and rolling in the…
Gardens and Libraries… OH MY! By Dani Buehler - I think Cicero has it right, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Since I work in the library, I always have half of the equation at my fingertips. But the garden, I, like the rest of you must wait. Thankfully, the wait is over. Summer is here and…
Summer At The Library By Dani Buehler - There is a quiet hum running through the library and it’s not the bobcat tearing up the sidewalk outside. It is a subtle anticipation, a quiet before the storm… our Summer Reading Program is upon us. We have already had a few enthusiastic patrons come in to solicit start dates and activities. And we librarians,…
A Story to Live By - A Story to Live By BY Dani Buehler Hello Library land and Argus readers! It has been a few months since my last posting and I am excited to be back at it. Maternity leave went very well and my family is settling into our new normal. And now, let’s talk literature. Every now and…
What’s In a Name? By Dani Buehler - To turn over a new leaf. Rebirth. A new day. Resolution. These words and idioms fill our heads and our hearts this time of year as we hope for the promise of an untold future. And as we cast off the worn out shell of last year, we welcome the unknown with resolute determination. Or,…
December … really? By Dani Buehler - December….really?  By Dani Buehler Can you believe that 2016 is coming to a close already? In life, it seems like the moment you get used to something being a certain way, it will invariably change. This propensity for instability has always been one of my favorite things about this world we live in. Without it,…
Bon Appetite by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian - Bon Appetite by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian Have you tasted a book lately? Or does the thought of this make you cringe and think GROSS? Well here at the library we thought it would be fun to have our own little November feast. Therefore, this past month our youth classes had the opportunity to…
Creature Feature by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian - Boo! As the evening darkens into night, the legendary creatures that haunt our imaginations creep, slither, and crawl out of the shadows. These frightful beasts are very popular this time of year. And why not, the long days of summer are retreating into the chill of autumn and the world itself is preparing for a…
STEAMPUNK! By Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian - We’ve been punked! Well, steampunked that is. A couple of weeks ago the entire staff here at the LPL pitched in to help create an awesome display featuring this unique and interesting literary genre. Steampunk is described as a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power…
Back to School by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian - It’s that time of year again, when the air fills with the smells of #2 pencil shavings and the sounds of full bouncing backpacks filled with supplies. That’s right; it’s back to school time! We may have been coaxed into thinking this time came about quite a bit earlier but don’t let the Target ads…
Mindfulness! Meditation! Musings on Library Serenity by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian - Mindfulness! Meditation! Musings on Library Serenity by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian Where has the time gone? Can it really almost be August? The summer has flown by here at the LPL. The reason, you may be asking…Summer Reading Program of course. The LPL staff has challenged ourselves to “Get In the Game” this summer…

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