As the last days of summer draw near, don’t let your mind fizzle out. School will be starting again soon! Students of all ages and schools of thought can benefit by interesting reading. Put aside the Beach Reads, the kids picture books, and read something you can think about. Think about picking up some Non-Fiction Novelties from our display at the Antioch Branch. Look for narrative non-fiction, history, biographies, true crime, short stories and so much more!
I just finished choosing the titles for the teen book club. There are many good titles to choose from, so I found it very easy to choose titles, but hard narrow it down to the nine that I need for the school year.
Just about any day is a good day for a storytime at Red Bridge!
On Mondays and Saturdays at 10, there's Laptime, desgined for children three and under. In addition to reading a few books, this fun and engaging story hour includes finger plays, sing-a-longs and number, letter and color work. It's always a fun time with Ms. Carrie at Laptime!
Here’s a fun piece of trivia: besides being famous singers and performers, what do Julie Andrews and Anne Murray have in common? Answer: they both had their tonsils removed as adults, they both suffer from scoliosis, and they both married much older men.
How do I know this? Two words: memoir season.
Curiously enough, I read memoirs in the spring and summer. I don’t know why, but when the foliage begins to turn green and that first robin hops across the lawn, I find myself stocking up on memoirs and biographies.
When I was a kid, I would spend a couple of days each August camped out in our back yard to watch meteor showers. They happened right around my birthday every year, and I thought that was very cool! It felt like one more really neat birthday present each year.
Recently, I went home to Alabama for a visit. While I was there, I was reacquainted with southern cookin' I grew up with. Some of the things I enjoyed were a dish with fried okra, fried squash with potatoes, onions and cheese, some grits, and sweet tea. Southern sweet tea has sugar as the 2nd ingredient! (Water is first!) When I came back to Missouri, I was missing the Southern cooking. I was pleased to see that our Mid-Continent Library system has many Southern recipe books. So if you would like to try some wonderful southern cookin', check out these books.