Some girls gravitated to teen magazines, but I was drawn to show-tunes. Some girls tried every foundation and lip-gloss on the market, yet I had my theatre kit and went bare-faced for real life. Some girls studied the perfect colors for their complexions, while I studied scripts and homework questions.
It all started in 1854 when J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska and decided that there were not enough trees. He and other pioneers needed the trees to be windbreakers to stabilize the soil and provide shade from the sun. He proposed a holiday to plant trees; this became Arbor Day.
It is with a tear in our eye and a sigh in our voice that the Red Bridge Branch must inform you of the passing of the last of our beloved fish. It was ten or eleven years ago (I really can’t say which, I just know I came back to work on Christmas Break from college and the tank had arrived.) when Red Bridge became home to six fish – five of them a non-descript gray-blue and one algae eater. For a while, people would look into our tank and ask "Are there any fish in there?". It was hard to believe, but yes – we had fish.
Who is Melanie Sisneros, and Why Wikipedia is Awesome?
As a library employee, one of my duties is too blog. Book clubs, teen programs, and now, blogging! It’s not a bad gig, but every now and then, I just run out of ideas. Then, I got an idea on how to get an idea. I went to Wikipedia and clicked on "random article." My result was Melanie Sisneros. If it wasn’t for Wikipedia, then I would have no idea who this lady is.
The Latest From Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Club
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am in charge of North Oak's Book Club called A Novel Idea. This week we will be discussing Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. The most interesting aspect of this book is the fact that, despite the title, it is not your typical "cat" book. It is, in fact, a book about a small Iowa town called Spencer, and how one cat could change the whole town's outlook on itself and its place in the world.
Let me start this blog by saying that I am the person who doesn't listen to country music, but occasionally I bend my own rules and open my horizons (for the official record, you'll find me listening to a lot of folk and alternative).