Tag: Footnotes from the Library

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith The SunBird Library asks you to be patient as we all deal with the changes this pandemic has caused. Incoming items (books, puzzles) must be held for 24 hours before putting them out to the public. This ensures any virus is killed. We ask you to only donate magazines with the 2020 date…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith It’s April, and our calendar is full of interesting events. The name “April” comes from the Latin word Aperit, which means “to open.” April opens the growing season, and April 26 is National Arbor Day. And April 15 means your income tax is due. Also, April is National Poetry Month. April 19-25 is…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson As spring comes to Sunbird, we hope that you will not stop using our library. As the days get warmer, remember you can go outside for longer periods to enjoy a book. Just remember to keep it out of the pool and away from those black birds that poke into everything. We pride ourselves…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith “Accidental Gems:” These are the books you stumble upon that you thought you’d never read, and they were true gems. Senner’s Gold, by Helen Corbin(non-fiction). Historian Tom Kollenborn and former Attorney General Bob Corbin reveal their search for the other Superstition treasures. A true historical story in novel form. Well written with maps…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith A new year! A new decade! It’s a good time to take a look at our accomplishments in 2019. Below are some solid numbers showing the variety of items your SunBird Library processed: We have given away 6,037 books (hardbound and paper) to local charities. That is double the 2018 amount. That total does…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith Even though we are retired, we seniors still seem to move around quite a bit. And at every move, we leave behind assorted books, CDs, DVDs, and other collections we’ve acquired. The volunteers always appreciate every donation, but we ask you to remember that our shelf space is limited. Ours is a reader’s…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith Are books obsolete? Are they dying because of the new varieties that we now can purchase which enable us to buy, read, then send a book to a friend—all with the touch of a finger? Actually, print and paper books are surviving nicely, and so are the libraries. They actually are sharing space with computers, DVDs, and audio…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith What’s in a name? Your heritage? Your honor? Maybe your credit? We are often surprised and amazed to discover who our ancestors were. Names are equally important to authors. You have only to mention Grisham or Baldacci and you think “best seller” or “great stories.” We enjoy reading about their personal lives and…

Footnotes from the library

Lois Anderson Here is a little quiz to see how much you know about the library at SunBird: 1. What things do these authors have in common: Tony Hellerman, Margaret Truman and Ron Wick? 2. What families have been written about the most? 3. Who wrote Playing for Pizza, Skipping Christmas and A Painted House?…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith When June arrives, On quiet feet, The days dance on, To a gentle beat. June comes along softly, To say “Hello,” “It’s hot out there, So take it slow.” June whispers on breezes, She smiles at you – Stretch out and relax, With a book or two. The SunBird Library invites you to…