The library had a visit from Jo Ho, the Storyteller, this afternoon. She brought stories, musical instruments, and interactive activities that about a dozen children and adults enjoyed. We particularly enjoyed the song about what kinds of animals lived in various kinds of homes like nests and burrows.
Jo Ho has been bringing stories to audiences for over 22 years. She has been across the country presenting at schools, libraries, museums, and festivals as far away as Honolulu.
It’s the 2nd week of March, and the minds of basketball fans are likely preoccupied with thoughts of conference tournaments, Selection Sunday, and "bracketology." If you are a basketball novice or a passive fan, you may be wondering what exactly all the "hoopla" is about.
With Spring edging ever closer, I'm sure all of us have noticed an abundance of something that wasn't there during this last winter. No, it's not the birds or the green grass; I'm not even talking about plain old sunshine. You see, this new addition to our lives is far from welcomed.
…it’s just one of our well kept secrets here at the Red Bridge Branch. If you venture into our library and somehow make it all the way to the back wall, you might notice the two long sections of paperback books. This part of our collection differs from the rest of our collection in a very big way: they have no set due date. Comprised solely of fiction, these lightweight, small, and convenient books are perfect for that long trip out to see the relatives on the other end of the country. You can find almost any sort of fiction in this treasure trove, from best s
The weather is starting to turn the corner into the warmer seasons. We are starting to have those days when you want to just throw open the windows and let some fresh air in. Guess what else accompanies this time of year?? You guessed it: spring cleaning.
Is the economy sinking your love life? With prices getting higher and money getting scarce, it's becoming hard to go out and have fun without taking out a loan. With that in mind, I surveyed a range of people to get the best ideas for creative dating. If these ideas don't help, there are lots of books at the library on dating and on financial planning.
I was not a big fan of humorous writers, but one day Chelsea Handler landed in my reading stack. There are not many times that I have actually laughed aloud while reading a book, but while reading Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, I found myself laughing loudly in public places. Thanks to Ms. Handler, I continue to look for new authors to make me laugh. If you are in the mood for a good, hard laugh, try one of these books:
Storytime again! Squeaker has been wondering if being small is not so bad after all. He's been facinated with the idea that a Moose can be seven feet tall at the shoulders, and have a span of antlers of 6 feet. So, Squeaker had to set up a storytime about these wonderful creatures. And since Mary Beth, the story time lady wanted Squeaker to wear antlers, he thought that she should have to wear them too.
Looking for an example of a "good" family history book? Look no further than the Midwest Genealogy Center shelves. Several organizations give awards to individuals who create exemplary family histories. Among those are the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, North Carolina Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, Heart of America Genealogical Society’s Anna Ford Book Contest, Association of Jewish Libraries, and American Society of Genealogists.