One of our library board members and her young granddaughter spent Wednesday making red velvet cupcakes. They were kind enough to share with sugar-starved librarians at just the right time of the afternoon.
Any time's a good time for a juicy mystery novel, but mysteries make particularly good beach and vacation reads. Need some recommendations?
Librarian and reading expert Nancy Pearl (author of Book Lust) weighed in on NPR's Morning Edition with summer mystery recommendations including some books from familiar authors, and from some that might be new names for many readers.
Check out the written list of mystery reviews and also the audio version of the Morning Edition segment. This list of summer mysteries might carry readers happily well into autumn.
Work has begun on a new nature trail walkway which will connect the library with Eagle Elementary School.
Library Board member Frank Nardine had become concerned about potential hazards for kids walking between the school and the library--cars on Highway NN don't always follow the speed limit and there are no sidewalks to serve as a safety zone for pedestrians.
Nardine and David Traver, another Library Board member have begun clearing brush and marking the trail. The finished trail will include decorative plantings.
Traver's law firm, Traver & Traver S.C. of Eagle, has funded the
project thus far, but Traver said costs have been kept significantly
low because of community involvement.Traver said they're looking for more help.
want people, not money," he said. "If you have extra flowers when you
split your perennials this fall, we'd like them for our beds. If you'd
like to contribute time or materials, we'd love it.
of the major work should be done by the beginning of the school year.
Signs will be added and flower beds planted in the future.
Tomie de Paola is a national treasure. His books for children,
accompanied by his charming illustrations, have brightened childhood for nearly
50 years. This fall, Tomie celebrates his 75th birthday. Several galleries in
Massachusetts, are celebrating his life and art with retrospective exhibitions,
each focusing on different aspects of his career.
The Amherst (MA) Bulletin offers an interview with the
Tomie DePaola's work is well-represented at Alice Baker Library. If you have children, be sure to check out his long list of whimsical and imaginative writings.
Nostalgic for childhood, its big loud outdoor games, and those dog-eat-dog days of the 'code of the playground'?
Streetplay is a wiki that offers details and rules on kid street games, pictures of children at play around the world, articles on toys, childhood heroes, and information on current street gaming events around the country.