Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger Collaborate on Restrepo
A few years ago Sebastian Junger, author of the Perfect Storm, and Tim Hetherington, winner of the 2007 World Press Photo competition, spent several months following a platoon stationed in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley.
Goodbye Dog Days Of Summer: Hello Football and Chili
Although the expression “the dog days of summer” has nothing to do with dogs, dogs have the right ideas about how to endure the sultry days of summer: pant and lie as flat on the ground as possible to avoid the heat.
Searching for a new book to read? Check out Nora Roberts's newest book, The Search. Ms Roberts has done it again. This latest book is not a trilogy, as some of her others. She has combined her love of dogs with a little romance, and lots of suspense.
Pa and Peyton Graduate From Storytime for Toddlers
One of my favorite responsibilities at the North Independence Branch is Storytime for Toddlers. Thursday mornings, I have the pleasure of playing and reading with young children, age 18-36 months. We have a great time building lifelong learners and readers, see why I love my job! It takes a grand commitment for "adult lap buddies" to bring their toddler every week. Pa has been bringing his grandchildren for "years and years", and now Pa has graduated with his last grandchild, Peyton, in tow.
It does not seem all that long ago that some people viewed audiobooks with derision, unless, of course, they were motivational, inspirational, or “How To” audios like "How to Make a Ton of Money in 30 Days or Less". Sad to say, I was one of those unenlightened, narrow-minded readers who believed fiction should ALWAYS be read, NOT listened to. Who knew what a wide range of scenarios these books would fit in?
Gritty, daring, or just plain weird, these books are so tough they should be wearing flannel shirts on paper towel wrappers. Give your inner man child a thrill by checking one out at your local MCPL branch today. We dare you.
The corn is now easily higher than an elephant's eye. The corn in this picture is used for animal food or ethanol, but sweet corn is plentiful at your local store or at roadside markets. Now would be a great time to put a bit away and plan an outside camping and cooking outing, or a bonfire with friends. Our Dearborn Branch had a program about Dutch oven cooking outdoors earlier this year, and the participants thoroughly enjoyed it.