In my case, it was actually true once. I scotch-taped up the tattered remains of my worksheets (complete with muddy paw prints) and turned them in with this time-honored excuse - luckily, my teacher was both amused and forgiving, despite the missing sections! With school back in session, however, my daughter is already brimming with … Continue reading The Dog Ate my Homework
We all get busy, but sometimes you still need to scratch that reading itch -- without having a big book hanging over your head. If you're looking for some "short but mighty books", check out The Short List, a compilation of 24 books under 200 pages recommended by TED speakers. Here are some more short … Continue reading Short and Sweet
All across the country, kids are starting school -- either for the new school year or for the first time. Some schools are already in session, while others start in the next few weeks. Of course, this got me thinking about books related to the start of school. As usual, my thoughts first jump to … Continue reading It’s time for school!
Hello everyone! Julia from JCPL here and today, August 14th, is my birthday. (Pause for Applause.) You all are the bees knees. Now, for those of us who are into astrology, we know this means I am a Leo, and right now we are in Leo season. What is Leo season? Well, it means the … Continue reading Leo Authors
Twenty-five years ago, the Library in Cashiers opened its doors on a new era. Prior to that, Cashiers had a small lending library based out of the Community Center. The Johannsen Memorial Library started as a Village Lending Library with books donated mainly by the Johannsen family. Upon her death, the collection was given to … Continue reading Albert Carlton – Cashiers Community Library Turns 25!
The early days of the 20th century have always fascinated me. If there were such things as past lives, then I have lived a life in that era. The end of the Gilded Age, the rise of the progressive era, into the Roaring 20’s and the Great Depression beyond industrialization had gripped our economy, bringing … Continue reading Prohibition, Suffrage, and Repeal
Blogs earlier this year pointed out the benefits of spending less money than one earns in order to pay off debt and to build an emergency fund covering several months of expenses. It is also sensible to continue saving as much as one can manage over a lifetime, because income from Social Security and a … Continue reading Investing for the Future
Hello Patrons! We are now well into summer and our adult summer reading program The Great Jackson County Read: Armchair Traveler is going strong; plus, there is still time to rack up some raffle tickets and win cool local prizes! Last month, we visited Asia through a selection of fiction. Now it's time to get … Continue reading Destination Fiction: The Middle East
By Guest Contributor Randolph Shaffner Randolph Shaffner, a former president of the Hudson Library Board of Trustees, is the author of Good Reading Material, Mostly Bound and New: The Hudson Library 1884-1994, which is available for purchase at the library, all proceeds benefiting the library. He currently serves as archivist for the Highlands Historical Society, … Continue reading The Hudson Library of Highlands, N.C.
Benjamin Baruch Woody June 6, 2019 was the 75th anniversary of D-Day. As most of you probably know, this is the day that the Allied forces began the offensive push to defeat the German Army. This anniversary got me thinking about sacrifice, heroism, a generation that is quickly fading away, and it got me thinking … Continue reading Art Out of Chaos: The Literature and Movies of World War II