Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Gilda Bird

If you didn't make it to the library to see Gilda Bird today, you missed a real treat. Local public school librarian, Bev Crim brought Guilda and a new little baby puppet named Dickens to entertain us. They sang songs, read books, told stories and even played the ukulele.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Chasing Vermeer Book Group

“Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett" is the book Miss Ellynne chose for the second book group of the summer. While it’s too late to join the group, we do have the book available for checkout. Read it for yourself. You may become interested in pentominoes and want to look at one of these websites.

Boys who missed the previous two book groups this summer may have another chance in August. Plans are in the works for another book group then. Jeff Jack will be leading a book discussion group just for the guys.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Harry Potter fans will stay up late reading the last book in the popular series. Some may even drive to another town and join a group of fellow fans at a bookstore as waiting in line for the books’ midnight sale takes on a party atmosphere. If that isn’t enough, there is another chance to quench your thirst for all things Harry Potter. Come to the multipurpose room of the library on Saturday, July 21 from 10am to 6pm for our Hogwart-a-thon. Movies will be shown. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served. A special door prize will be awarded. You must be 12- 18 years old to get in the door. Sorry, no exceptions.

book will be available for checkout. There is already a long waiting list. Even though we have ordered 4 copies you may have to wait for your chance to read it. Call or come by the library to get your name on the waiting list.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Next Week at the Library

On Monday July 9, "Be a Detective". Detective Steenrod from the Parsons Police Department will do a hands on presentation of crime scene investigation procedures at 1:30pm for ages 9- 11.

There will be a movie night for adults on Thursday evening, July 12 at 7pm. We can't tell you the name of the movie, but it goes along with our summer theme of "Clue Into a Book." This is for adults 18 and over.

Young Adults ages 12- 18 will be able to find their fingerprint type, make invisible ink and do other crime solving activities at "Detective 101" on Friday, July 13 at 2pm. As always, these events are free.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


When you come into the library and pick up bookmarks or lists of ideas for books to read, you’re probably picking up a list that I have created. In order to do this I spend a lot of time looking at booklists that other people have created so that I can get ideas. One day I found these two lists from NextReads. One called The Gourmet Way and another entitled Foodie.

According to Wikipedia, foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news. While gourmets want to eat the best food, foodies want to learn everything about food, both the best and the ordinary, and about the science, industry, and personalities surrounding food.

The descriptions of the books looked interesting, so I checked out “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen” by Julie Powell and “Garlic and Sapphires” by Ruth Reichl. I liked “Julie & Julia” well enough to keep reading to the end. I shot through “Garlic and Sapphires” in about 24 hours.

“Julie & Julia” is about a woman living in a small New York City apartment who borrows her mom's copy of Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and decides on a whim, to cook all 524 recipes. She sets up a blog and writes about her experiences.

“Garlic and Sapphires” is about a food critic for the New York Times who finds out that there is a reward offered to anyone who can spot her in a restaurant or alert the restaurant to when she will come to critique it. She discovers that her picture is posted in kitchens all over the city. She knows that if she goes into a restaurant and is identified she will get special food and special service so her solution is to hire a retired acting coach and disguise herself. Each time restaurateurs learn to identify her she switches to a new character.

My next read?