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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.…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith Question: What if you could invite any 10 authors, living or dead, to a grand dinner evening, whom would you invite? Keep in mind there are many people in many professions who are authors: Presidents, doctors, business people, mothers, actors, historians, cowboys and military. The list of writers is endless. Just look at…

Footnotes from the Library

Marilyn Klooster All aboard! Let’s begin a journey into the SunBird Library and escape the heat of summer. How about taking a cool cruise through the aisles of book shelves? Requirements for this trip? No reservations needed, no travel tickets to purchase; however, there is a carry-on bag restriction. Place (borrow) no more than five…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith We all have our favorite authors. We love the book characters and follow their antics, problems and lives. So let’s take a look at the authors who create these best-selling books: Kathy Reichs: She’s a board-certified forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec, Canada. She’s also the Chief Medical Examiner for the state…