Watch out Dewey the Cat. This is Eddie the Library Dog. He was found near the library last year. His fur was matted, he was skinny from being on the street for a few days, but he was full of love and affection. Quite frankly, it was love at first sight for me.
Ten years is a long time – it doesn’t matter who you ask, they’ll tell you a decade is a long time. Well, except perhaps sea turtles and rocks, but they’re not talking. This whole notion of time came to me during that infamous yearly event known as Holiday Cleaning. I found an old jar full of predictions made by my family in 1999. I didn’t go through them, but it got me thinking…. What was popular, and what was happening in the world ten years ago this week in January 2001?
Have you ever been interested in learning other languages? Are you planning to travel to other countries? Host a foreign exchange student? Learning even the basics can be hard, but there is now an easier way to learn, more convenient than returning to the classroom.
Are you "down in the dumps" about all the diapers your family is consuming? Are you wondering if the time is "ripe" to introduce potty training? Let the library be a resource for you and your child as you enter this new stage in parenting – and remember "this too shall pass".
Check out the following potty training books for parents:
It's never too late to start reading. Almost four years ago, I lost my favorite Uncle, and that left my favorite Aunt with more time on her hands than she knew what to do with. She had spent many years caring for him, and that didn't leave her with much spare time. Although she was in her mid-eighties, at the time, she was still able to live in her own home. I suggested she start reading. At first, she resisted.
Call me old fashioned, but I find the modern world and today's popular fiction a little overwhelming. Vampire romance and saving the world from evil lords is exciting and keeps the adrenaline rush going, yet I along for a quiet and peaceful time. So, I turn to my favorite friends I find between the pages of books in the library. Friends like Anne Shirley, who is so full of hopes and dreams for the future. Laura Ingalls Wilder, a true American pioneer. James Herriott, a vet with a love for all creatures.
10. Take better care of self 9. Volunteer to help others 8. Become more organized 7. Learn a foreign language 6. Improve self 5. Take a trip 4. Get a better job 3. Improve Grades 2. Save Money 1. Lose Weight