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Pint & Click Podcast 30 Now Available!

Pint & Click Podcast has just released its 30th episode - where does the time go? On the latest episode, Dave, Tony and Joel go deep into the DC Comics universe to discuss Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing, a graphic novel compiling Alan Moore's first comics in the Swamp Thing franchise; and Wonder Woman, the new blockbuster adaptation of the DC comic, directed by Patty Jenkins. Have a listen below:

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To hear previous episodes of the Pint & Click Podcast, subscribe with iTunes or visit the Podomatic page to listen and share. Also, if you enjoy the podcast and have a free moment, take a moment to rate and review us on iTunes - it helps others find the podcast more easily!

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A Healthier You Through Music

It is known that listening to music causes you to release norepinephrine, an organic chemical which induces euphoria. At the same time, music aids in producing dopamine and serotonin from your brain which gives the body a sense of well-being.

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Music can help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety, aid in eating disorders, and even help you sleep better.

Did I mention that music can also assist in releasing Oxytocin from the brain? Also known as the "love hormone", this can help in socializing and bonding with others. Music is a wondrous thing, isn't it?

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Kids & Parents

Expecting? Keep Calm and Carry On…to the Library!

The exciting news keeps coming and and I'm keeping a tally by marking the 6th baby due date in my calendar (and secretly admit being glad I am not expecting this time!).

With the announcment and hugs comes the real conversation about worries, concerns and even baby names!

As a veteran mom I am glad to guide new parents through information overload and overwhelming checklists (similiar to my usual library role!).

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Kids & Parents

Stopping Summer Slide

Kids of all ages, from elementary through high school, can be affected by summer slide.

What's summer slide? Summer slide is the term used to describe what can happen to kids during the summer. During the school year, kids are reading more and exposed to all kinds of educational activites.

During the summer, they can lose up to three months of the knowledge and skills they've gained during the school year.

Scary, right? Don't worry, there are some easy (and fun!) activities and projects you can do with your kids. They'll be having so much fun they won't even realize they're learning! 

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