I was six years old when I heard my father’s first story. It was a very warm, early summer evening in Phoenix, Arizona. The single-pane glass doors of the tiny back porch patio of his apartment stood open. The breezes filled the room like a liquid filling a vessel – the air conditioner losing its fight to control the atmosphere of the tiny space.
June is national candy month. What better way to welcome summer than with sweets. One of my personal favorites is homemade cherry cordials. Nut clusters are also good.
Sure, you can buy your favorite confections. But why not try making your own? You can make healthier versions of candy you like. The Library has a lot of books to help you put your candy making skills to the test.
Summer is here, and that means Summer Reading Program and lots of library family programs. But library programs aren't just for kids. We have library programs for folks of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens.
Have you ever wanted to capture a moment? Most people have a camera of some sorts, whether it is a full camera, an app on their phone or their tablet, or a homemade camera made out of a shoe box. No matter what you are using, a camera has the capability to capture a moment.
With Episode VII of the Star Wars saga now in production, my inner fanboy is on pins and needles. On the one hand, NEW STAR WARS FILMS! On the other hand, the last time we got new Star Wars films, the results were rather underwhelming.
The Summer Reading Program is once again upon us, and watching children live out the adventures of their favorite fictional figures has caused me to reminisce about my favorite character when I was a kid,Dorrie the Little Witch. Dorrie, from the children’s series by Patricia Coombs, lives in a large house with the Big Witch (her mother) and Cook.
The world seems to be divided into two groups: the trend-setters and the trend-followers. This is true in fashion, in food, and in life in general, and the book world is no different. As publishing and bookselling continue to change, a “sure thing” will be even harder to predict. When readers respond to one particular book, other writers, editors, and publishers take notice and strive to capture the same lightning…and trends are born.
Someone I know once had an encounter with Bigfoot. They didn’t actually see Bigfoot, but they heard some strange noises and found huge footprints on their property. There have been hoaxes throughout the years, but personally, I find the idea of such a creature existing very exciting. Whether you call it Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, or Momo, there have been sightings worldwide of these giant apelike creatures. Could all of these people have been mistaken about what they’ve seen?