Autumn’s charm beckons me to crunch my way through her woods, breathe in her crisp cool air, and lose myself in her vibrant splashes of color. A sentimental time filled with family and friends, fall always has a way of filling me with memories. My musings wander like a gentle breeze and I lose myself, yet again, in my lively recollections of bittersweet memories and choices made. Robert Frost sums up my feelings in his poem “The Road Not Taken”.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both
On September 11, 2001, America changed forever as a result of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. It is a day we will never forget. Across our great nation a variety of events will be held to honor those who lost their lives, were injured, or performed heroic actions on that horrific day. Many will attend these public memorials.
You may have watched this TV series earlier this year, where a celebrity goes place to place to trace their family ancestry with help from genealogical experts. Did you know that there is a book by the same title, written by Megan Smolenyak, who was the chief research advisor for the TV series?
Some of my fondest memories of childhood were visits to the library. I would walk four blocks to get there. When I opened the heavy oak doors, I entered a cool, silent sanctuary. I loved any book that was on display, and always felt special sitting in the child-sized chairs. My library card was just a piece of paper, but it was a passport to unknown worlds. Things have changed a little since then, well, okay, a lot!
Libraries are still a magical place to be. Check out the one near you.
The Roses In Front Of the Library Are Still Beautiful
The roses in front of the Dearborn Branch have done just great this year. I am amazed, after the harsh weather this last year. Last winter, we would come to work in the morning and the plants would be drifted almost out of sight with snow. They also thrived with just occasional watering during the worst heat of the summer.
After months of waiting, intrepid fans finally welcome back the beginning of football season, starting September 9th. The sport has come a long way from its beginnings in the 1800's as a sort of hybrid between soccer and rugby. Football was originally a college sport. Yale coach, Walter Camp, is credited with many of the initial changes that distinguished football from soccer or rugby.
At the library, we have a calendar with pictures of cats. Usually when you think of cats, you picture them as cute and playful. For instance, a famous library cat you may know of is Dewey from Spencer, Iowa.