Swoop and Talon flew into our library the other night. These amazing owls belong to Yvonne Patterson with "Wings of Love". Swoop is an eagle owl, and Talon is a spectacled owl. If you've never seen an owl close up, it is an amazing sight. They have very large brightly colored eyes with large fury eyelids. Owls are know for their silent flight, and to test that out, they did a couple of flyovers for us. While you could feel the whoosh of air, you didn't really hear their wings.
Meet Roxie, the Lone Jack Branch’s newest employee. Roxie may seem a little stiff, but she always has a smile and a gleam in her eye. She’ll be with us all holiday season with plenty of ideas for your holiday soirée.
November must be National Geek Month and someone forgot to tell me. It’s perfectly all right if it wasn’t organized. Geeks are, by nature, world class procrastinators… but enough on that subject. Everyone likes a story, and everyone likes a good adventure. For me, the story of two brothers, one 1967 black Chevy Impala – and the quest to rid the world of monsters, demons, and just about any other evil thing you can think up is quite possibly one of the greatest stories of all time.
Sometimes working in a library, I feel a little out of place. You may ask why? I like watching TV, and almost every day a customer will comment that there is nothing on TV. So, they come to the library to stock up on books. I think people feel that because I’m working at the library, I agree with this statement.
Contrary to popular misperception, readership in magazines is actually increasing according to Magazine Publishers of America (MPA). The popularity of the internet hasn’t vanquished the magazine reader. According to MPA, 96% of adults under the age of 35 are among the most dedicated readers.
Every year since I was a child, my family has roasted our leftover Halloween pumpkin. Yes, I mean the whole pumpkin. “Why?” you might ask. I answer: pumpkin bread and pumpkin cookies and pumpkin pie; pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin ice cream and even pumpkin soup!
We roast the pumpkin, scoop out the soft insides, and freeze the puree for the holidays coming up right around the corner.
Jennifer leads our own discussion group at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. It is open to everyone.
I'm Linda and I help our community book groups. When I started working with book clubs, I was told no two book clubs are alike. This is so true, except for one thing: the enjoyment of sharing good books with friends. I will update in a later blog on some common and not so common choices some of my groups are reading.
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas; okay not quite, but we did get an awesome present today. We have brand new computers! The keyboards, mice, screens, and operating systems are all new. We’re running on Windows 7 and have upgraded our reservation system. One of the many fine features of our new reservation system is the ability for you to extend your own time on the computers if no one is waiting. You can also move to a different computer, even if you’ve already made a reservation. The new computers feature Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.