Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is one of my favorite family holidays. I have a lot to be thankful for. I have my husband who has put up with me for 37 years, four grown children, a son-in-law, two grandsons, and a granddaughter on the way. Both my husband and I have large extended families to whom we have close ties.
Well, we missed National Spinach-Lovers’ Month, National Toilet Tank Repair Month, and National Sun Dried Tomato Month in October. We’re a little late starting for November, but I found one I think most people can relate to; the NaBloPoMo. or National Blog Posting Month.
Right away, I liked their site. The theme for November is there is no theme for November, and my favorite frequently asked question on the site is “Why is it called National Blog Posting Month if it happens every month?”
Antioch Branch, December 13 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, and mystery. Come and be a part of our Anime Movie Night for teens. In September, we began the original Naruto anime series. Join us in December as we follow the continuing adventures of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
Do you ever feel the need to finish a book, even though you’re not really enjoying it? I used to feel compelled to finish every book I started. Maybe, it was an English teacher’s voice in my head. Or, maybe it was knowing that if I didn’t finish, I’d never know how it ended, or whether it might have gotten better at some point. But, now I’ve adopted a “50-page rule.” If a book hasn’t captured my attention in the first 50 pages, and if I don’t find myself anxious to go back to it as soon as possible, I’m willing to give up on it. There are just too many other good books waiting.
In Honor of National Native American Heritage Month
Here are some books to help you celebrate the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans:
Lifting the Sky by Mackie D'Arge Twelve-year-old Blue, always on the move with her ranch-hand mother, yearns for a real home where her father can find them, and on a remote ranch on a Wyoming reservation she finds that and more, including a mystical ability to heal injuries.
I love my crock pot! Although I am a (mostly) modern woman with a full-time job, my family still depends on me to provide meals every evening. And, I do enjoy cooking. I take pride in providing nutritious meals for my loved ones, and I have even been told that I am a very good cook.
Having said that, it must be said that in the winter, at the end of the work day, after trekking through snow, and holiday shoppers, no one feels like making cheese and crackers, never mind a whole meal!
Whether your child wants to read about dinosaurs, fairies, pirates, bugs or space, the library holds the key to countless adventures. Many of these wonderful resources can be found in our Juvenile Non-fiction section. Next time you’re in the library, check out the JNF section and get ready to explore!
Have you seen the large cornucopia in Liberty? It sits on the corner of Brown and Kent Street. I’m describing the library! In dictionary.com, the definition of a cornucopia is "an abundant, overflowing supply."
Although the library may not have the traditional look of a cornucopia, we are just that -- an endless source of knowledge and materials to fill all of your needs. Come check us out!