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Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith “Are we there yet?” On every trip, it was a constant cry from the backseat. We who are waiting out the pandemic are wondering the same thing: Are we there yet … to normalcy? It is a slow recovery process, and we all travel the road hopefully. You can spend some of your…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson SunBird Library was established for the benefit of all SunBird residents. That means no other communities are allowed to use it, and we do not accept or return books that belong to other libraries (e.g., Sun Lakes, Maricopa, etc.). If you have borrowed a book or other materials from one of these other…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith There you are, all settled in your favorite chair with your best-seller book, ready to enjoy your quiet time. When you get up to leave, you put a bookmark in the book. Folks, you would be surprised at the bookmarks you turn in when you return our books. There are “To Do” lists,…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson With plenty of time on our hands, let’s go back to those “olden days” when we did a lot of reading instead of watching TV or our smartphone. SunBird’s Library is full of interesting material. We have two banks of shelves of Large Print books. They are in alphabetical order by author, so…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith Those of us who have lived in the snowy, colder states often feel as if January is just 31 days of freezing darkness. In fact, the month of January is supposed to be the “gateway into a new year.” It’s nice to think of it as a fresh beginning—a new start. Our SunBird…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith November brings us thoughts of autumn in the air, Thanksgiving, and, yes, elections. The SunBird Library has a good selection of “president books” and many about their wives. The non-fiction section has political views by O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. In the Biography section, you’ll find Jimmy Carter’s book Keeping Faith. There are three…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith We’d like to tell you a story. It’s a true story. It’s about 135 books that traveled. They were all sizes and all subjects. Most had fun, creative artwork to help the story along. However, these 135 books were special books, selected books. Because our library had an abundance of these “special” books,…

Footnotes from the Library

Lois Anderson Dear Jigsaw Puzzle Doers: I am writing this letter to you personally, as it seems to me that people either love doing jigsaw puzzles or they hate them. There are no “fence sitting” opinions about doing jigsaw puzzles. Some view them as a useful way to keep one’s brain functioning, while others feel…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith If you are “sheltering in place” and looking for some new reading material, the SunBird Library has some good suggestions: Raeanne Thayne—A winner of the RITA award from the Romance Writers of America and the Career Achievement Award (found in Fiction under T) Jodi Thomas—Texas resident with a strong family heritage to weave…

Footnotes from the Library

Nancy Smith The SunBird Library asks you to be patient as we all deal with the changes this pandemic has caused. Incoming items (books, puzzles) must be held for 24 hours before putting them out to the public. This ensures any virus is killed. We ask you to only donate magazines with the 2020 date…