Tag: Footnotes from the Library

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…

Footnotes for the Library

Nancy Smith Magazines are surviving dinosaurs. When the digital age zoomed in, the magazines adjusted and got better. Those that didn’t died. Do you subscribe to a magazine? Like the newspapers, you can easily read them on your computer, Kindle or Nook. But there is something nice about thumbing through a magazine. If you walk…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson May. This is the fifth month of our calendar. Most of us think of the May flowers that follow the April showers but in Arizona, May is usually just the beginning of the long hot summer with or without blooming flowers on those prickly cacti. May. By definition, that word means permission is…

Footnotes from the Library

Marilyn Klooster What is a sharing library? In contrast to a lending library, the SunBird Community Library has no procedures for check-out/return dates for shared books, audiovisuals and puzzles. We trust our residents! What does it mean to share in our library? All residents of SunBird own a share of the library as a source…