On the street where I grew up, there was a lady who would try to teach all the girls on the block how to knit. Every year, we would go to her house and have a lesson. For some of us, the lessons stuck, but for me, not so much. During the year, she would sit in her rocker by the window and watch the kids play or go off the school. She would wave to us as she sat there knitting. I was always impressed that she didn’t even have to look at what she was doing, and could still knit a straight row. Some of my favorite Christmas gifts are the ones that she made.
Set in Rose, Kansas, The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard brings together a familiar place with an atypical murder mystery. Jody Linder is shocked to find that Billy Crosby, the man convicted of murdering her parents in 1986, has been released from prison, and she wants to know why. She may have been only three years old, but Jody still remembers parts
When you put in a request for the latest bestseller by your favorite author or a car repair book from Chilton's, the library's truck drivers are the ones who deliver for you. We borrow books, videos, cassettes, CDs, and more from 29 other libraries in three counties. But it doesn't just stop at our district borders.
My Personal Author Recommendation----from the Shepherdess, Caryn Miller
I now have a new favorite author—Jacqueline Winspear. Historical fiction has never appealed to me. I am a mystery, peppered with lots of psychological and mental suspense, lover. I have discovered an author that meets all this criteria, plus tosses in life in England and the rest of Europe between WWI and WWII.
All right, hands up all of you who are sad we didn’t get that snow the Almanac said we would at the start of this week. Anyone? Anyone? Didn’t think so... Well, the snow might not have showed up, but the cold certainly seemed to have arrived and brought sunshine with it on some days, cold rain on others. Sunny cold days… the days you look out the window, think it’s going to be beautiful, and then you look at the temperature. Unless, we’re talking about those near 70 degree days we had last week.
Do you need to finish up (or maybe even start on) your Christmas shopping list? Many hot items on everyone's Christmas wish list this year are electronics. These items might include cell phones, computers, flat screen televisions, GPS devices, Blu-ray players, MP3 players, E-book readers, and PlayStation consoles.
There are so many products out there, and it's difficult to know which one is the best one to spend your money on.
On the fourth Thursday of every November, we give thanks. Thanks, in part, that we are not turkeys!
Traditionally, we roast a whole turkey for Thanksgiving and eat only a small portion of it. After Thanksgiving, we eat turkey soup, turkey noodles, turkey dumplings, turkey sandwiches, turkey tetrazzini, turkey a la king, turkey casserole, stir-fried turkey, turkey surprise, turkey burgers, turkey chili, flaming turkey wings, and associated Thanksgiving leftovers until Christmas. Then, we cook another turkey and start the process anew!
When I was young, I lived for the snow. Beautiful white snow brought sledding, ice skating, snow angels, and days off from school. Now, every fall I look forward to the first snow of the year. I always hope it will come for Christmas. After Christmas, I want it to go away and get warm again. Living in the Midwest makes that rather difficult.
As we enter into the month of December, I once again hope for a white Christmas. Then I think, I will take a vacation to warmer climates.
Ever had a CD you wanted to buy just because of one track you liked? As an avid music-a-holic, it's hard to want to pay $17.99 for a single song. Don't make this decision and waste your money. Thanks to your local Mid- Continent branch, we stay up to date with media releases - helping your budget and musical taste.