Living with Gratitude-Even When Youʻre Mad, Sad, or Angry

By Jenny Silbiger I promise this is not a preachy, everyone should just smile, then love and laughter and butterflies will follow type of note.  While thereʻs nothing wrong at all with love, laughter, and butterflies, there is something to say about smiling when we don’t feel like it, or society’s pressure to gloss overContinue reading Living with Gratitude-Even When Youʻre Mad, Sad, or Angry

Candle in the Wind

By Jenny Silbiger We find ourselves in a world opened up from pandemic safety restrictions, with libraries in various scenes of full operation, and for which I find myself in a state of cautious excitement about embracing the physical opening of our doors, delivery of in-person services and physical access to our resources.  At theContinue reading “Candle in the Wind”

“Americans and the Holocaust”: Libraries Keeping the Lights On

By Jenny Silbiger The Americans and the Holocaust (AATH) traveling exhibit arrived to our island home of Oʻahu on January 28, 2022, and left a couple of days ago, on March 9th.  The traveling version of AATH was sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association, and my amazing colleagues atContinue reading ““Americans and the Holocaust”: Libraries Keeping the Lights On”

‘Tis the Season – Kindness and Sorrow in 2021

By Jenny Silbiger Full disclosure:  I’m sitting at my keyboard wearing felt antlers as I type this, having recently visited Santa with my two daughters whose (slightly forced) annual Christmas present to their mother is a photo shoot with him.  Girls are a tween and a teen, which explains the ‘slightly forced,’ as well asContinue reading “‘Tis the Season – Kindness and Sorrow in 2021”