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Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith “What the detective story is about is not murder, but the restoration of order.” So says mystery author P.D. James. The dictionary defines MYSTERY as secretive or a curiosity. It is something uncomprehending and beyond human understanding. You have only to walk through the MYSTERY section of our SunBird library to wonder at…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith We are well into the new year. The activities, clubs and events call to us. It seems redundant to review the old year, but the 2018 SunBird Library facts are worth a look. It takes about a dozen volunteers to keep the library functioning. It also takes a weekly “work day” to handle…

Footnotes from the library

For those who love to read, February means there are only 28 days to read all the books we want to before the weather warms up and we want to get outdoors more often. February, the shortest month of the year, has more holidays than most. Valentine’s Day, Presidents Days and MLK Day mean that…

Footnotes from the library

  Lois Anderson As we are about to end 2018, we need to keep our patrons advised of small changes in our library. One of the baskets on the counter is for travel brochures. Most are about cruises, but there are a few about foreign travel on land as well as in the USA. We…

Footnotes from the library

  Nancy Smith This is a “Count Your Blessings” thank you. Your SunBird Library is truly blessed. Let us count the ways: * Incredible volunteer hours given to keep shelves supplied and interesting * Duplicate and extra books we can donate to many charities * Donations of books, puzzles, videos, games, juvenile books, freely given…

Footnotes from the library

  Lois Anderson Why do jigsaw puzzles? It seems like a waste of time to take pieces of a picture, put them together, then break them apart before returning them to the box. However, it has been found that those who do jigsaw puzzles have good, if not excellent, cognitive (that’s being able to figure…

Footnotes from the library

  Nancy Smith On a recent vacation trip, we were walking on a footpath and came upon a group of kids. They were laughing and talking and just having a grand time. “Hi,” I said. “Is this an excursion?” (sounding like a librarian) “No,” the eldest girl said, “We’re exploring!” “Well, now,” I thought, “what…

Footnotes from the Library

  Lois Anderson The dog days of summer are upon us as the temperatures begin to soar upward to 100 degrees and beyond. SunBird keeps the clubhouse and our library cool during these warm times, so come on up, sit a bit and enjoy a magazine or one of our many, many volumes. Surely there…

Footnotes from the library

  Nancy Smith Recently, I read a very new old book. Yes, it was both new AND old. It was Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, written in 1903. Admit it now, didn’t your school English teacher make it “required reading”? It had all the basics of a thrilling adventure: good guys, bad guys,…

Footnotes from the library

  Marilyn Klooster Taxes are done, spring cleaning completed, vacations planned. How can you call it “getting away from it all” with so much preparation before returning “home” for the summer? Or maybe you’re leaving SunBird for a vacation to the mountains or seashore. While you pack and before you close and leave your SunBird…