December is almost here, and with it comes the cold temperatures that we’ve come to expect during the last month of the year. It’s also the time we say goodbye to one year and get ready for another one. But before 2013 leaves us, we would like to offer you and your friends a chance to have some fun with special programs just for teens in December. The types of activities we may have for you include games, crafts, movies and anime.
World War II was raging, and my telephone operator mother wanted to do her part to assist in the war effort. She had never married, so was unattached with a family of her own. At age 40, on 22 March 1945, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Air Corps, Third Air Force at Fort Des Moines, Iowa despite being considered almost too old to enlist. Many years later, in an1992 article from the St.
Tuesday, November 26th is the 91st birthday of Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown. Sadly, Schulz passed away in 2000, but his legacy lives on in the beloved characters that he created in his comic strip. The Peanuts gang has been taken into the hearts of people of all ages. Today, most kids are having their first taste of this adventurous group not through the newspaper, but through television.
Does anyone watch NCIS? November 5th’s show was about Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his dad. He and his dad have a strained relationship at times, like a lot of us. In this show, Gibbs’s dad needs to go see a dying buddy from the war. He wants his son to take him. Of course, Gibbs was busy on a case, but he reluctantly took some time. Gibbs had heard the war story many times in the past from his father. But did he really listen to all the details?
These days, there are a lot of varying opinions on how libraries work, what goes on, and what services they have. I’m here to bring you an insider exposé to reveal the inner secrets of library work. Let’s start busting some myths!
Library Myth # 1. I’m sure you get to read a lot.
Answer: Actually, most of our time spent at work is not spent reading, but we do a lot of other neat and fun things! To give you a sampling, here’s a short list of things we might spend our days doing:
I was browsing the new book section of my library and realized that a lot of the new books that we had were a sequel or part of a series. With the popularity of The Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series, this really shouldn’t have surprised me. When we become attached to characters and storylines, one just isn’t enough.
Once upon a time… This simple phrase takes us back in time to our childhoods when every story had a happy ending and a handsome prince. What if I told you that teenagers and adults can have their once upon a times, too? No matter how old you are, everyone deserves their version of a fairy tale.
As I was inside a book store recently (yes, we librarians still occasionally go to bookstores), they had strayed from their typical overhead music and were playing what must have been a collection of "Halloween Hits" on the overhead speakers. Thriller, by Michael Jackson, came on. I was instantly filled with energy as I heard this song again. I've heard it a thousand times, but never in a normally staid and calm atmosphere where the usual music repertoire consists of soothing classical music or soft jazz.