Category Archives: geek the library

Maker Night – What’s Inside? Electronics Take Apart: Thurs. Sept. 20, 3:30pm

Here’s your chance to find out what’s inside the electronic gadgets and gizmos you use daily. We will provide the broken/discarded appliances, safety goggles, and tools. You provide the muscle and curiosity! No registration required. Intended for children aged 8+.

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James Geeks Weather

Whether we care or not, weather happens. We cannot affect it and we cannot completely predict it. We can, however, plan for it.  James Miller, Director of Manchester District Library geeks weather. This interest goes back to childhood when James … Continue reading

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Save money @ the library

Great article on how libraries save you money and how much they save you.

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Sara Swanson’s borscht recipe

Every patron I’ve mentioned Sara Swanson’s borscht to wants the recipe.  Here it is, from Sara herself. Beet Borsht (Hungarian Style) 1&1/2 pounds of soup meat with bone (I usually use pork neck) 10 – 12 cups of water Cook … Continue reading

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Anne Geeks People

Ask Anne Buckalew what she likes about working at the library, and she’ll tell you right away it’s the people. In college she majored in sociology and psychology, fields that are all about people. She’s worked at the library in a … Continue reading

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Coach Gall Geeks History & Leadership

Wes Gall, Head Coach, football – Manchester High School See the library’s other Geek portraits at Flickr, and come back next week to see who the next geek is!

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Jeff Geeks Golf

Jeff Wallace, Manager, Village of Manchester Hometown boy and Village Manager Jeff Wallace geeks golf. Along with childhood friends, Jeff began by hitting golf balls at Carr Park and getting rides from moms to play at a nearby course. In … Continue reading

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Joan Geeks Growing Garlic

Joan Paskewitz, Manchester District Library Board of Trustees, Secretary Joan Paskewitz has kept a garden during most of her adult life. Her father grew up on a farm and maintained a large garden when she was growing up. They always … Continue reading

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The Swanson Family Geeks Making

Fritz and Sara Swanson, and their children Oscar and Abi The Swanson family is well-known at the library. Fritz currently serves as a Trustee on the Library Board, Sara volunteers her help at programs, and both Oscar and Abi are … Continue reading

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Julie Geeks Walking

Julie Hammer, Receptionist, H&R Block  Julie Hammer began walking with her husband about 30 years ago because it was good exercise. She quickly discovered that she enjoyed the walking for more than just exercise. Julie still walks with her husband, … Continue reading

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