Archive of category "Hodgepodge"
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow today! That means he is predicting an early spring! Today it’s warmer than we’ve seen in a while. Stop in to the library, grab some gardening books, and begin planning now.
Check out the book display near the checkout desk for these refreshing and inspirational titles: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff: simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Creative Visualization: Use the power of your imagination to create [...]
“All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road Summer is a time for adventure, a time for exploration, and a time to experience new things. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by taking a road trip. Many authors have [...]
Today is the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Engalnd. This year the United States has 539 athletes competing in 36 event categories. Watching the TV coverage leading up to the games got me thinking about the different athletes and what it took to get them there. I started searching the library [...]
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have served our country. It is also the unofficial start of summer and camping season! From roughing it underneath the stars to relaxing in the comfort of a cabin, we have books to help get your ready for your outdoors vacation. If you’re looking for the [...]
Survey: would you rather read a book that’s part of a series, or a standalone novel? Many people who don’t like series say it’s because of the commitment required. They want to read a story and then move on to something new. I personally love book series. I like being able to start a [...]
On March 2nd we celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s authors. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Growing up his mother used to put her children to sleep using rhymes, establishing Seuss’ love of rhyming. His first book, And To Think I [...]
Now that the NY Giants have won the Super Bowl, it’s time to get down to business….tax business. Here at the library we receive the state tax forms for the community to pick up. If you are one of the many people who have stopped by this week looking for them, you probably know we [...]
Recently Released My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark (memoir) When Clark was 23 he became an assistant director on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Monroe and Laurence Olivier. His diary during that time was later released and became a bestselling book. One week was missing from the diary, that week later [...]
There have been a lot of questions recently about the future of libraries. With the emergence of eBooks, are libraries a thing of the past? Can cities afford to fund public libraries in this recession? These are just a few questions people are asking, including Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Last week, MPR had an interesting [...]