You may be aware that the Blue Ridge Branch closed on March 6 for two weeks of renovation.
Blue Ridge has been recarpeted, painted, and a beautiful new desk has been installed. Most of the branch collections such as nonfiction, audiobooks, and children's materials are in new places, as are the public internet computers.
"I Don't Pretend to be an Ordinary Housewife," Elizabeth Taylor
Helena Cassadine died today. I was there when she crashed Luke and Laura Spencer’s wedding (she looked FABULOUS) and showered them with the stink eye and a Greek curse, ensuring plenty of wacky shenanigans for years to come in Port Charles. I was 20 years old, and everyone in college had skipped class to watch the other wedding of the year on General Hospital (there was also Prince Charles and Princess Di…given how THAT turned out, it appears that Helena must have crashed that wedding too.).
Bring the Temperature Down on Your Spring Cleaning Fever
It’s that time of year again. The epidemic will soon be spreading. It’s called The Spring Cleaning Fever. I get it every year as soon as the weather starts to warm up. I want to go through those cluttered drawers, closets and the ever messy garage. I am searching for tips and ideas, so I go the Internet where I found a lot of useful information. Good Housekeeping had an article by Heloise entitled "Take Control of Clutter". One of the tidbits I gleaned from that information was when serious decluttering is in store, try the ABC method.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Boardwalk Branch will be discussing a series of Civil War historical novels. On April 7th at 7 p.m., we will talk about The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.
A few days ago, I was in Facebook talking with a friend from the UK. She had a friend in Canada who'd commented that she'd seen my profile page and couldn't believe how much we had in common. She started calling us library sisters because: (1) We are the same age (62); (2) We are both pages at our respective libraries; (3) We both love being pages and prefer to stay in that position, and (4) We've both been pages for 11 years.
Picture books are fantastic for the preschool crowd. However, just like adults sometimes thirst for factual information, kids are eager to know about the real world, too. We have a whole section that is perfect for them—juvenile non-fiction.