Internet protest over Congressional bills

You may be wondering why if you go to Google today, you’ll see a black square, and a message about censoring the web. If you go to Wikipedia, you’ll find that the site is blacked out today, in protest over potential legislation that some say would limit access to the web and the information it […]


Did you know that East Central Regional Library maintains an extensive list of web sites that we use on a daily basis? Just check our “Reference Desk” page and click on “Web Links”. There are many different categories! One of the most popular is Health & Medicine. Here you’ll find links to the American Medical […]

THE ROAD to Cormac McCarthy

When No Country For Old Men won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2007 I told myself, “I must read Cormac McCarthy.” I didn’t get around to it, however, until recently. I knew that All the Pretty Horses, volume one of “The Border Trilogy”, had received both the 1992 National Book Award and the National […]


It’s still possible to find that “perfect job”, even in this economy. The library can help! Check out the following books: “Knock ’em Dead 2009: The Ultimate Job Search Guide” by Martin John Yate“The Job Search Solution” by Tony Beshara “60 Seconds & You’re Hired” by Robin Ryan Need help polishing up your resume or […]

Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. With the use of the Lincoln Bible at the recent inauguration of President Obama, and the bicentennial observance of Lincoln’s birth, we’ve recently been hearing Lincoln’s name frequently. A couple of years ago I ran across a website created by Roger […]