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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…

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…