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Lifestyle Columns

Family Living Focus: Tips for Time Management

We are always looking for ways to do things better and more efficiently. Try some of the following “Tips for Time Management” to help you out at work, home and in your personal life. • Ask yourself “Do I really need to do this?” Many things in your life tend to not need doing. Some ...

Off the Shelf: Books on the Go

In honor of June, Audiobook Month, we need to talk about listening to books. I am a longtime audiobook enthusiast, so I may be a little biased, but if you haven’t started listening to your favorite books yet, what are you waiting for? Give audiobooks a try! Everyone is once again on the go ...

Antiques & Collecting: Furniture styles evolved during Victorian era

Victorian furniture was larger, heavier and usually darker and much more ornate than the mid-century or even modern pieces used today. The houses were large and dark. The electric light was not invented until about 1805, and the candles and oil lamps used for light could only illuminate a small ...

Family Living Focus: Overcoming Depression

Everybody feels "down" or "blue" sometimes. If these feelings are very strong or last for most of the day nearly every day for two weeks or longer, they may be due to a medical illness called depression. The good news is that depression can be treated. You do not have to face this challenge ...

Antiques & Collecting: Canton china has been popular for centuries

Canton china with its blue and white decoration has been a popular collectible for many years, but few can distinguish it from the other early or modern Chinese blue and white china. It has been popular for centuries partly because cobalt blue coloring was safe to use when decorating dishes. ...

Off the Shelf: Check out an e-book on the Libby app!

New Ulm Public Library patrons have access to the Libby app, which allows you to access e-books and audiobooks from Overdrive. It’s simple, fun, and free to use! Libraries pay for a subscription to the Overdrive platform, which allows their patrons to download e-materials at home from their ...