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.
Today, I got to work and was greeted with a jovial, "Happy International Women's Day!" I was totally excited to discover that every year on March 8th, countries around the world honor and celebrate the achievements of women both in the present and from history. International Women's Day has been recognized since 1911, which makes today its 100TH ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!! Wow. As a woman who absolutely supports and delights in the empowerment of other women, I couldn't be happier about this news.
Working at the library has opened my mind to so many new resources. Being a senior in high school, I've been busy writing papers all year long. I was writing a research paper for school earlier this semester, and my topic was "the negative effects of texting on society." While chatting with some of my co-workers, they brought up the Research Databases that the library has to offer online.
I think we’re finally getting away from the grossness that is winter. As we roam closer towards spring, I find myself walking around my mother’s garden wondering what new funderful plants to grow, noticing the ever-growing water marks of the leaky pipes on my ceiling in my room, and all sorts of great spring projects and hobbies for this year.
What's that you say? It's Mardi Gras? Well, you are correct there. But, it is also Pancake Day as well.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday each year) is more commonly known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day. This is because pancakes were a way to use up rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
This week, March 6-12, is Teen Tech Week. Many teens don’t know about the non-print resources available to them at their libraries and on their libraries websites. This week is aimed at getting that information out to the teens. Here is what the ALA (American Library Association) says about Teen Tech Week: