September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Back in 1987, then Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett launched this observance when he issued the challenge, “Let’s have a national campaign…every child should obtain a library card – and use it.” Actually, many children using the Colbern Road Branch are already library card holders and are being taught the responsibility that goes along with the privilege. But, a library card isn’t just for children.
With all of the beautiful strawberries available this summer, I am reminded of the scrumptious strawberry shortcakes my mom used to make “from scratch.” Knowing the recipe by heart, Mom sifted all of the dry ingredients into a crock, hollowed out the middle for the eggs and milk, and used her fingers to gently (and lovingly) combine the mixture. Afterwards, she cut out the shortcakes using the end of a recycled can.
Have you ever noticed that the petals and leaves on your rose bushes are curling up and turning brown? What could cause this problem? Check out our gardening section at the Liberty Branch. There are many great resources on how to care for your roses.
Looking out my front door, across the grassy field in the shade of the trees, I saw a tall, shimmering, orange flower that stood above all the tall grasses. Curious, I went over to see it. I knew it was a lily, but had no idea what kind. At this time, I knew nothing about wildflowers beyond dandelions and Queen Ann’s Lace. I had never seen this beautiful flower. On another occasion, I found a pretty purple flower and wondered what it might be.
Here is a very brief and incomplete synopsis of Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell’s dark portrait of the Ozarks : the only way teenager Ree Dolly can save her family is to get her father to turn himself into the law. There are two large obstacles that prevent this from happening, one being that she doesn’t know where her father is and secondly, the people who do know where he is don’t like questions.