Temperatures have finally cooled down, fall is in the air. For me, that means time to separate my sheep into two groups, the boys and the girls. I am a shepherd. I have a small flock of Blue-faced Leicesters, a breed of sheep with a lovely soft fleece. Hand spinners very much enjoy working with this fleece. There are many breeds of sheep as well as many colors and qualities of fleece. This breed of sheep is also well known for a pleasant disposition--even the rams are easy to handle. Also, I have border collies to help me with the sheep.
Three children, running in the woods behind their school, stumble upon a partially buried female body, eyes and mouth glued shut. Close behind the children is their teacher, Anne Navarre, shocked by this discovery and heartbroken as she witnesses the end of their innocence. What she doesn't yet realize is that this will mark the end of innocence for an entire community, as the ties that bind families and friends are tested by secrets uncovered in the wake of a serial killer's escalating activity.
Zow! The moon was struck by an asteroid! The oceans took out coastal cities, volcanoes left ash clouding the skies, and earthquakes shook the earth. Miranda, her two brothers, and mother struggle daily with the cold and the threat of starvation. Their father returns from a long journey with his wife, newborn child, and three more people. Life as We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer is a real page turner.
The two Swagger series by Stephen Hunter are fast paced, action packed, and my personal favorites. Earl Swagger was a Marine WWII Medal of Honor winner and an Arkansas State Police Sergeant. His Son, Bob Lee, is a Marine Vietnam veteran and famous Sniper. Hunter pays special attention in his novels to descriptions of firearms and their operation. He is also a Kansas City native.
What is it about a place that is ten miles wide, one hundred sixty mile long, a mile deep and attracts 4.5 million tourists every year? Well, it's the Grand Canyon, of course. The colossal carved rock formations come alive with the continuous changing light and shadow. You will be mesmerized by the shades of purples, blues, greens, reds, orange, browns, and tans that are ever-changing throughout the day. It makes you feel peaceful and calm. You see people standing or sitting on the edge of the Canyon gazing over the amazing scenery.
Have you ever wanted to be a Tweeter on Twitter? Have you heard of Facebook friends and want some of your own? Is there anyone over the age of 30 still left on Myspace? To answer these questions and others like them, the Weston Branch will be having the program Intro To Social Networking. It will be on Monday September 20th at 7:00pm.
As we all know, college students are low on funds when it comes to food. Many students live on Ramen noodles, peanut butter, microwaveable foods, and the most popular...... POPCORN! I noticed that we have cookbooks for popcorn in the library catalog. Can you believe it? Popcorn! So, if you love popcorn, or if you are eating a lot of it out of necessity, perhaps you would like to try some new ideas.
To this day, I can still remember how “grown-up” I felt when I checked out my first chapter book from the public library. On the way home, we stopped and got an ice cream cone. Whether your child likes to read or is a reluctant reader, using incentives can encourage reading. Milestones for different rewards could be reading a certain number of pages, number of books, time spent reading, or progressing to a higher level of difficulty.