A Word About Banned Books

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” – Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Are you familiar with the practice of banning books? I’m sure that everyone has […]

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We Heart Art

  What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Raven? Is it the coffee? The food? The books? The comfy couches? For some folks, it’s the art. Recently we rearranged things a bit, and people noticed that their favorite pieces were missing. Some panicked and worried they’d been sold. They […]

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Spooky Books

Halloween is near, and we just can’t contain our excitement!! If you haven’t stopped by in the last week, you may notice something a little different the next time you come visit. Decorations are up! The ghosts, the skeletons, the little witch in her rocking chair. The crying baby pumpkins. Most importantly, the books! As […]

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Preserving the Spirit

Artist Jody Parmann (aka JP) has loved the Raven interior long before she owned it. The books, the art and the wood all make for an English library environment that is warm and inviting. When she and her husband Sadaat Hossain acquired the cafe almost 4 years ago, they knew they wanted to keep this […]

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Making Art at BlueChiliGrass

I do believe that the Kid’s Art Tent at BlueChiliGrass was a success. I’m not being biased on account of the fact that I myself had a blast at it, either. I mean, just look at these faces! These kids are having an amazing time! It was absolutely fabulous watching the creativity unfold right before […]

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TARDIS & Magic

Just look at this ridiculous mug. I look like that dog that just told a punny joke… However, this is my level of excitement about being your Media Specialist. I LOVE this job. Who wouldn’t? I show up, play with books, and make social media posts to share with you. It’s fun!! (I mean, there’s […]

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Gluttony

“Festivals cause diseases, since they lighten cares but increase gluttony.” ~Apollonius of Tyana   Welcome back! Week two of our ongoing parade of Deadly Sins features Gluttony. This bad lad is described as habitual greed or excess in eating. The word is derived from the Latin “gluttire”, meaning “to gulp down or swallow”. Some may […]

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