CR Evening Book Club - A Realistic Restaurant Read
Stuart O’Nan’s short novel Last Night at the Lobster provides an honest look at the working class people who run a New England Red Lobster. It isn’t filled with madcap hi-jinks or over-the-top characters. But it is an authentic, occasionally funny story with surprising emotional weight.
When I hear the March winds blow, I look up to the sky. Instead of things like birds and planes, I wash the hats fly by.
Each one different from the last, Every color do I see. Some are big and some are small, As they fly by me. Here comes a blue hat flying by Now a yellow hat in the sky. Next a red hat on it's way, Then a gray hat flies away.
It was a "Grand" opening. We are now officially opened. The food was terrific, the speeches inspiring, and the crowd amazed at the new North Independence Branch. Thank you to everyone who played a part in contributing to our successful opening and establishing a first-rate library for our neighborhood. The community has received us with open arms and with great fervor. If you haven't been in to visit us, please stop by, we have something for everyone.
In 1935, two Russian journalists for the paper Pravda came to this country and wrote a travelogue of America. Ilf and Petrov were the "Borat" of their time, taking a biased look at Depression era America and making their observations with a lot of sarcasm and communist ideology. The authors' trip started near San Francisco and took them on a long circle through the country. They passed through Kansas City on their way.
It ain't easy being green. Just ask Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and the central character of Wicked, April's BookTalk selection at the Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch.
In Wicked, Gregory Maguire sets the "Merry Old Land of Oz" on its ear. And with wry wit, it tells the story from the perspective of the other girl who wore the ruby slippers. So, was the Wicked Witch of the West really evil or just misunderstood?
March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2011 is "Eat Right With Color". National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. It is designed to help us make informed food choices and improve our eating and physical activity habits.
Their Dietary Guidelines encourage us to eat more:
If you are lucky enough to have letters or memoirs passed down to you from your family, consider writing a book similar to this one by Gord Skinner. This book is filled with letters written by William H. Skinner to his family during the Civil War. He includes the images of the letters with a typed transcription on the page next to it for comparison. Other items are included such as pictures of the people he was writing to and his service records placed throughout the letters during the corresponding times. It was very interesting to watch the timeline unfold.