Hello, readers! One thing in my life that brings me joy is watching birds. My birdwatching is not done out in the wild, binoculars in hand, but simply looking out my kitchen window at the birdfeeder in my backyard. There is something very special about seeing all the visiting birds, and my family and I … Continue reading Backyard Birdwatching
Author: Charlene Irwin
A Good Day for Chocolate!
Hello, readers! Did you know that August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? Or that September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day? In fact, there are two (or more) chocolate holidays in every month of the year! You can see the whole list here. Now, I think every day is a good day for … Continue reading A Good Day for Chocolate!
Staff Pick Round-Up, 3!
Hello, readers! It has been a while since we did a staff pick round-up; if you missed the first or second, be sure to take a look at them. It is always fun to see what others are reading! Now let’s see what your library staff have been perusing in their spare time: Romona enjoyed … Continue reading Staff Pick Round-Up, 3!
Hello, readers! This year, April 15th marks the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It is hard to believe it has been that long since the largest ship of its day struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic and sank, taking with her over 1500 lives. The story of that … Continue reading Titanic
New Year, Old Books
Hello, readers! Happy New Year, and welcome to 2022. How are you at making New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps the better question is how are you at keeping New Year’s resolutions? There seems to be only one resolution I am sure to keep: this year, I will read more books! Actually, I have to confess, reading more … Continue reading New Year, Old Books
Do Ewe Love Sheep, Too?
Hello, readers! I have had a long fascination with sheep, as those who have known me can attest. I’m not sure when it began, but perhaps it was watching British television shows and seeing those pastoral views of sheep grazing in a green field. Or maybe it was books such as those by James Herriot, … Continue reading Do Ewe Love Sheep, Too?
Time to Relax!
Hello, readers! Did you know that August 15th is National Relaxation Day? Of course, we should make time each day to relax, given our busy schedules, but it isn’t always easy. During last year’s lockdown, most of us had no choice but to be home; we were forced to take life at a slower pace, … Continue reading Time to Relax!
It’s Tea Time!
Hello, readers! C.S. Lewis once said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I admit I am in complete agreement with him! One of my favorite pastimes - actually more of a daily necessity - is to have a steaming cup of tea while … Continue reading It’s Tea Time!