Traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass, and beautiful dark hardwood accents are just a few things that come to mind when you talk about the arts and crafts style which, in reality, was a reaction to persnickety Victorianism and the materialistic machine age. The quaint calm style is very desirable as is the welcoming informality and ease of the house’s design. Here are a few books to help you achieve this beautiful look in your home.
Recognized annually since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. Take this opportunity to teach your family the importance of recycling and buying recycled products!
The book, A Ticket to the Circus: a Memoir by Norris Church Mailer, is so interesting to me because the author was born the same year, in the same town, and went to the same college that I did. In the book, she even tells about working at the Atkins Pickle Company in Atkins, Arkansas, where I worked when I was just out of high school.
"There is only one child in the world and his name is All Children." Carl Sandberg
Children come to the library with parents, grandparents, and daycare providers. Cheers for all the adults who provide care for young children! The benefits of children coming to the library include getting to know about books, such as how to choose them, handle them, notice pictures and words, and how to return them when finished.
Have you lost your library card? Has it been washed away by the sea, carried off by a giant bird, dropped in a geyser at Yellowstone, eaten by your dog? Has your key to knowledge gone missing? Don’t worry! All you need is 50 cents, and you’re on your way to a replacement card. Just visit your local branch and your problem is solved. Your friendly neighborhood librarian can set you up with a shiny new card, and get you on your way to using all the resources we have to offer.
As fall approaches, along with it comes one of my favorite times of the year, Hunting Season. I was not raised in a hunting family, even though I was raised as a country girl. My first experience with hunting was when I met my husband
Have you ever come across something or someone that brought back memories of when you were growing up? I stumbled across this book that someone was checking out called Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy Schmidt. I requested a copy of the book for myself, and I'm reading it now. It takes me back to when I was in Junior High and High School, when I loved listening to them.