Tag: Footnotes from the Library

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith If you are a reader of fiction books and you know the author’s last name and you know the alphabet, then our library is easy. For instance, novels by the now-deceased Robert Ludlum will always be shelved under the letter L – no matter who has been hired to continue the Ludlum stories.…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith When the news reports that one of our favorite authors has passed away, the reading public suddenly realizes there will be no more of those stories they followed – no more great characters in future novels. Author Robert Ludlum passed away in March of 2001, and immediately they were flooded with letters requesting…

Footnotes from the Library

Shirley Jackson Henning Mankell (3 February 1948 – 5 October 2015), novelist, playwright, publisher. He wrote the Kurt Wallander novels, a series of crime fiction, which novels were made into a series on PBS. Mankell, a left-wing social critic and activist, reflects his feelings in his writings. Sharing his time between Sweden and countries in…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith There’s something happens When we think of May – A subtle rebirth Comes into play. With splashes of color From flowers and trees, Lots of allergies To make us sneeze. Do you think of trips? Do you want to roam? Or perhaps you’re happy Just staying home. Work – play – laugh –…

Footnotes from the Library

Marilyn Klooster Are you a fan of making lists? I am! Besides the “honey do,” I shopping, wish and “bucket lists,” have made a “book” list. I was prompted to make this list after retirement and, most recently, as a SunBird library volunteer. Browsing the many volumes on our library shelves, I would make a…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith The library’s “Good Heart Reader” award goes to the anonymous reader who returned the Anne Hillerman mystery book, Spider Woman’s Daughter. Anne Hillerman is Tony Hillerman’s daughter, and she is proving herself to have her father’s talent. Now, both the book and its cover are happily reunited. So what’s so important about a…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith New Year’s resolutions are both fruitless and time wasters. Folks will give you this wisdom every January. However, January 1, 2016 I made a New Year’s resolution that was productive and fun. I resolved that during the year I would find at least two new authors to read: writers I’d never read or…

Footnotes from the library

Marilyn Klooster Greetings and hugs for the holidays from the SunBird Library volunteers! At this time of year, many of us are making lists and checking them twice. It is during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas when we experience the heart and spirit of love for one another. We will be busily wrapping gifts,…

Footnotes from the library

Lois Anderson November is a month for giving thanks and the SunBird Library has much for which we are thankful. To begin, we are thankful for all the many books, puzzles, tapes and other materials that have been donated to fill the shelves of our facility. Some items, such as paperback books, wear out after…

Footnotes from the library

Nancy Smith The SunBird Library seems to have acquired a collection. It is a collection we do NOT want. It is a collection that raises questions. It is an empty collection. It has nothing. W.E.B. Griffin’s hard-bound book, The Outlaw. Colon Powell’s autobiography, It Worked for Me (Life and Leadership). John Jake’s hard-bound book, California Gold.…