I was thumbing through a May, 2010 copy of the American Libraries magazine before throwing it out, and I ran across a column in the back titled "Will's World". The author, Will Manley, worked as both a librarian and a city administrator before retiring, and now keeps his own blog, “Will Unwound". His column for that month was titled "Quirkiness "R" Us".
Have you lost the holiday spirit? Have you forgotten what a child feels like during the holidays? If you’re in need of a good reminder of what the holidays are all about, why don't you order one or two of the many great holiday movies the library has to offer. They will help remind you of how good it can feel to get into the spirit of the holiday season. Sometimes in the busy lives we all lead, we need a little reminder of how good it can make us feel when we are able to do something nice for someone else, and what better time of the year than the holi
S.J. Bolton, a relatively new author, grabs your interest from the very first chapter, and doesn’t let go until long after you finish the book. If you are a fan of suspense, this is a must-read author.
It’s that time of the year again. It’ Christmas! It’s time to shop and give gifts in celebration! Searching for the perfect gift for that special someone can be difficult sometimes. Here’s an idea to help alleviate some of that Christmas stress. Make that person a gift. This is easy and makes the gift more personal.
We won't have any more Discovery Club meetings in 2010, but 2011 is just around the corner! On January 6th, join us for a Banana Split Party! March in and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a banana split party and the book Freedom on the Menu.
Remember to bring your favorite topping to share with the group!
The magic of reading appeals to even the newest of readers. Early on, a new reader learns you can travel anywhere you want to simply by reading books, and in the process, peek into the lives of the characters you meet along the way. You learn that when you find a book you either loved so much you could put down or hated with a vengeance, you can't find enough people to talk to about it.
The Christmas season is upon us. The Plaza lights have been lit, Longview's Christmas in the Park has started, and many other lighting ceremonies are happening. I often wonder how other countries celebrate Christmas, especially Australia.
Christmas is the time for giving and receiving. Squeaker was so happy for Cooper when his good friend, Madalyn, brought him Mr. Grinch at storytime. Cooper and Madalyn met at storytime, and now they always sit together during the books, movies, and craft times on Thursday mornings. Squeaker tells me that they are really good listeners and like the funny parts the best. Storytime is a great place to make new friends and have fun.
Thanks to Madalyn and Cooper for comming every week to see Squeaker and enjoy storytime together.
It's time to make candy! We had a great group of teens in our library recently who turned out to be great candy makers, and they made lots and lots of candy. It's really as simple as melting some almond bark and chocolate, and start dipping. So, get a candy making book at your library, and make some candy with friends and family this holiday season.