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Patient parenting is something that I am, admittedly, still working very hard on. Some days are great. Others? Well, I’m hiding in the bathroom, taking deep breaths because I can feel my last nerve slowly withering away. I am the furthest thing from a perfect mom, but I love my kids more tha…

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“Who here doesn’t know how to ride a bike without training wheels?” shouted Jaco Coetzee, while holding a small helmet in the air and a knee-height bicycle without pedals or training wheels on the ground.

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An afternoon or evening at the movies is an entertaining way for families to spend time together. Fortunately for moviegoing families, there are plenty of family-friendly options on the horizon for 2019.

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I have more than a thousand books on my iPhone and dozens of books on my shelves, nearly all of them unread, but that doesn’t stop me from seeking my next great read. I regularly check a number of online resources to keep up with trending titles and new books, both for my personal collection…

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This week we celebrate National Library Week, a time to recognize the positive effect libraries and library staff have on the people we serve. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities” and Roseburg is a great example of how a community and a library support each other.

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Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour and Tuff Trucks stopped at the Douglas Count Speedway on Friday and Saturday to put on a show.

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Like many millennial moms, I’ve found myself facing parenthood without family nearby to help me raise my children. I stayed as close to the nest as I could, hoping the rest of my family would be within arm’s reach and we could raise our families together, but they were called to different li…

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In early March, interns Elizabeth Azucena Reyes Amaya and Frida Miyuki Santiago Santos administered Roseburg Public Library’s Community Technology Survey, and the results from 142 respondents provided an excellent snapshot of the ways in which people connect the library with info and ideas.

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As parents, we do so much for our children. We stay up at night with them when they’re small, shuffle them back and forth to school and activities, and hold their hand when they’re sick. And we do so much for others as well — at work, for our significant other, and for our friends. Sometimes…

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Storytime has always been a standard program that libraries everywhere offer. It might bring up memories of childhood songs that get stuck in your head or maybe a favorite story that was read to you. Storytime is still happening at the library, which begs the question: what is so important a…

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Spring break is here. Whether the weather cooperates or not, there are several things to do in our area to provide extra entertainment and even a little education for our youth. Below are a few events:

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Welcoming a pet into one’s life can be a rewarding experience. Pets promote compassion and discipline in their owners, and their companionship can be incredibly rewarding. They also can be helpful tools for teaching children responsibility.

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It’s one thing for a Green Elementary School teacher to watch her 45 students take the stage Friday night for the fifth-grade play “Pirate Boy and Dragon Girl.” It’s even a greater joy for Karen Sinclair to watch when it’s a play written and directed by her.

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The buddy system is widely used to help men and women get in shape. Friends can encourage their workout partners to get off the couch on days when their motivation might be waning, and partners can return that favor when the roles are reversed. And the benefits of the buddy system are not ex…

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Roseburg Public Library has spent its first two months of operation establishing core services such as providing new books and ebooks, programs and internet access. As we look forward to the next few months, we have identified technology services as an area to assess and a new survey offers …