Tag: Footnotes from the Library

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…

Footnotes from the Library

  Nancy Smith The SunBird Library would like to remind everyone of the library changes that have been made. It may help you navigate the shelves, and hopefully update your information. We no longer have the following sections: Pets – We assume you will consult your veterinarian for the care and feeding of your pet.…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson The month of February is the shortest month of the year but it celebrates two important holidays: Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. The latter was once two separate holidays honoring the birthday of Lincoln (February 12) and the birthday of Washington (February 22). Of course, with all of those holidays, and February being…

Footnotes from the library

Marilyn Klooster Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the SunBird Library volunteers! As the holidays draw near, we gather with friends and family with love and good cheer. We are also planning our gift list for those we hold dear. The gift of a book is a popular choice. Perhaps you will receive one…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith A “Thank You” is such a simple thing – It has an honest, grateful ring. A helping hand, a good job done – Another “Thank You” you have won. The quiet and the helpful deed – So many people often need Is from the goodness people do – Now here’s a hearty “Thank…