From the Director’s Pocket: Public Libraries and Multiple Intelligences, or How We Are All Really, Really Smart!

I’ve always been a fan of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner’s theory challenges traditional, narrower views of intelligence, and identifies numerous kinds of intelligences including “verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.” While I am by no means an expert in this area, I do find Gardner’s theory and the surrounding … More From the Director’s Pocket: Public Libraries and Multiple Intelligences, or How We Are All Really, Really Smart!

Practical Magic: Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season of hot coco, snowflakes, candles, snowmen and absurdly early sunsets.  To keep your spirits up and offer a little gift inspo, here are a few of our very favorite wintertime 3D prints—submit a request by December 16th and have your prints in time for Christmas and Hanukkah! Snowflake by jonmonaghan – The two slitted flakes … More Practical Magic: Holiday Gift Guide

After the War – Vietnam Veterans Fiction

Cathy’s Hidden Gems features favorites & lesser known selections from the fiction shelves of the Portsmouth Public Library. I recently finished reading the excellent non-fiction book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (2016) by Sebastian Junger, which explores the longing for connection of those suffering from PTSD, especially today’s veterans. The following challenges faced by Vietnam veterans and their … More After the War – Vietnam Veterans Fiction