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.
Infinite Days is not just another vampire book. Lenah Beaudonte becomes human after Rhode sacrifices his life for her. Lenah never thought she’d be sixteen or fall in love again. However, she does until her past comes back to haunt her.
Deep within me lies a very special gene. The creative gene did not come to light until I was in my 20's. This gene produced sewing and crafting creativity of various kinds. Now, I am in my 50's and have finally settled on how to fulfill this creative gene. In doing so, I make quilts and create cards. In card creation, I use different kinds of media, from paper, to stamps, to ribbon and stickers. I use die cuts and emboss. Not only does my creative gene become fulfilled, but I produce something of beauty and in the long run am less expensive than store bought cards.
You know, the news lately has been terrible. What with the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, (partial) nuclear meltdowns, military action in Libya, and domestic budget battles - I think we could all use a break.