It has been said that when Harry Truman was twelve years old, he and a friend decided to read all the books in the local public library. The fact that they thought it was possible is rather endearing. Imagine what he would think of libraries today! The actual, physical books in libraries are only a fraction of what knowledge is available worldwide. The advent of the internet has expanded our world beyond our wildest imaginations.
Join us Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., when we'll discuss Octavia Butler's time travel thriller Kindred at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Dana is a modern black woman, mysteriously and repeatedly pulled back in time from her life in 20th century California to antebellum Maryland. Each time she arrives in the past, she must save the life of Rufus, the son of a cruel plantation owner. With each journey between past and present, Dana is faced with the legacy left by love, hate, and slavery.
Deep in the night, Squeaker, the story time mouse, is searching for the very best books for storytimes. Most of the time, the main character is a mouse. I wonder why? One of his favorite books is called Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh.
Things I've Discovered While Working at the Library, Part 1: How to Go to College in My Car
One of the great things about working at a library is that I come across all sorts of things in our collection, things that I'd never known were out there. I'll be sharing some of my finds with you here in this and future blog posts.
For years, I've toyed, off and on, with having a budget. Recently, I have taken the very serious step of incorporating it into every facet of my life. After reading a long list of self-help books on financial success, saving money, etc., I have a grip on most of the spending.