For many of us, the Vietnam War was a part of history we could only learn about in textbooks. But for more than 2.7 million United States service men and women, it was a life and death reality, something from which to heal rather than merely read about.
I have always been an "animal person". Most library people are, hence, books like Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. When I was growing up, we had always at least 2 animals running around the house. However, when I got to college most apartments wouldn’t allow cats or dogs. So, I went and got the next best thing…a rat.
Q. What team first became known as the “clown princes of basketball”?
A. The Harlem Globetrotters.
They played their first game on January 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Illinois, before a crowd of 300. They combined outstanding basketball talent with crowd-pleasing jokes, games, and skits. In 1985, Llynette Woodard, an All-American at Kansas, became the first woman to play for the Globetrotters.
Now that school has begun, I want to remind parents of our Kindergarten through 3rd graders that we have an extensive Reader section. They are located between the picture books and the juvenile fiction. The books are divided into Readers 1, 2 & 3. These books cover:
How do you choose which fiction book to read? Some people have favorite authors. Some people like specific genres. I like to read fiction books based on locations, such as Hawaii or Australia. We have books that feature locations, such as The Spoils of Eden by L.L.
"Without music, life is a journey through a desert." Pat Conroy
Create your own oasis!
Riverside Branch has a great selection of music CD's available for checkout. Did you know that we also have sheet music that can be checked out? Whether you are just learning to play an instrument or want complex classical music, come check us out. Sheet music can be found in Adult Non-Fiction, Dewey classification numbers 782 through 787.