With his novel The Good Lord Bird James McBride can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Mark Twain and John Steinbeck. The book is thought provoking, passionate and beautifully written. It is also a great read of the Continue reading THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride
By the time you read this, I will be retired. Connie Ogilvie has taken over the writing of this column but I asked her if I could use it to say goodbye. I have loved working in a public library, Continue reading There’s a book for that!
Even though I no longer choose nonfiction books for the library, I love to browse the New Nonfiction on the first floor of the Central Library of CCLD. There are so many good books on so many subjects, but I Continue reading Fascinating Biographies & Personal Narratives
Have your teens seen the Hunger Games and Divergent movies, read the books, and are clamoring for more? (Are YOU?) Good news! More movies based on great teen books are due out this summer! Check out the books from our Continue reading Books to Movies for Teens @ your CCLD Library!
There is definitely a science to cooking, measuring ingredients, heating at the perfect temperature, blending ingredients to make sauces, and the timing involved in preparing a recipe. But cooking is a lot more than just a science. Cooking is an Continue reading New cookbooks at the Central Library
If you Google “cats” you can find the definition of cats, advice on health care for cats, cat quotes, cat blogs, and of course cats on YouTube. I noted “Adopt a Cat Month”, which is June, “National Cat Day”, October Continue reading Mrow! New non-fiction books about cats…
As I have been newly assigned to take charge of this vast sea of books called the Non-fiction Collection, I have also been given the daunting task of writing the “Librarians Picks” column. Much like the collection, there are so Continue reading New Year, New You!
Hurrah! The tulips are out! The daffodils are out! The dandelions are out. 🙁 Spring is starting and so is yard work. The latest thing about lawns seems to be – not to have grass, but to have a vegetable Continue reading Spring is starting and so is yard work…
Now here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince My son, Benjamin, and I recently Continue reading Wonder by RJ Palacio: A Story of Acceptance
February is Black History Month and every year we get many books on the subject such as the African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence by Lean’tin Bracks or Discovering Black America: from the Age of Exploration to Continue reading February is Black History Month