I love doing research in the library. Answering reference questions is my favorite thing, if a little rare these days. But, I am not a genealogist. Still, I was curious about some people who were important to me when I was a child, and I found some of the answers I was looking for by using online resources available to me through MCPL.
I’ve always been intrigued by small spaces. As a child, I thought living in a small apartment in a big city would be the coolest thing ever! Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger really made an impression. I told everyone I know about that book, and now I’m telling people I don’t know.
This 2010-11 Mark Twain Award Nominee is a suspenseful and sometimes scary ghost story. The year is 1872 and the place New York City. Horace Carpenter is an apprentice to a society photographer. When a wealthy customer orders a portrait that reveals a frightful image, her deceased daughter Eleanora, very strange things begin to happen. With the help of the customer’s maid Pegg, Horace learns the truth about how Eleanora actually died. The ending is sure to leave the reader shivering.
Young Adult books are awesome, this I know. The writers and plots are sometimes so much better than what adult authors are writing. I’m not one to negate a great adult book though, and especially an animal story at that.
This is our view out the front windows of the library looking toward I-29 in Dearborn. There probably are not going to be too many more beautiful days like this left this year. The maple tree across the street is about half turned in color to a beautiful orange. The tree seems to be the perfect complement to the house and yard where it stands. Not every bit of landscaping turns out so well.