Tag: Footnotes from the Library

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…

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…