Have You Read This Book About The Ridges?

Have You Read This Book About The Ridges?

Better known as Athens Asylum, the history of this abandoned asylum is detailed in Katherine Ziff’s book, Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape. The Amazon description reads: Asylum on the Hill is the story of a great American experiment in psychiatry, a revolution in care for those with mental illness, as seen through the example of the Athens Lunatic Asylum.   Image Via Amazon   …but what the heck is Athens Asylum? Why should you know about it? And is it called Athens Asylum or the Ridges? And why should you care? Well, I’m not going to …

A Rockin’ Librarian Ignites the Web With Her Third Song

A Rockin’ Librarian Ignites the Web With Her Third Song

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Will this rockin’ librarian’s debut song be a hit? Hopefully, because if kids don’t get the message, then we have a public service warning for you about a “beautiful and talented librarian” so upset that she’s ransacking hallways in an effort to locate overdue library books. Looks like your school library books—from Harry Potter Books to The Hunger Games (Yes, even The Magic Tree House books), all have to be returned to librarian Mary Evelyn Smith at Liberty Elementary in Worthington, Ohio, before school lets out on May 22nd, or else! If you’re concerned right now, don’t be. It’s a music video called “Bring Back …