Posts Tagged: libraries

Library Love

It’s not too often I post about what I’m doing on any given day. But today was remarkable! Our fine city has opened its new Central Library which was in the works for 4 years. I must point out I

Library Love

It’s not too often I post about what I’m doing on any given day. But today was remarkable! Our fine city has opened its new Central Library which was in the works for 4 years. I must point out I

What I Liked About February

What I didn’t like about February: Luna the Cat chewed several large holes in my newest scarf – I can’t leave stuff alone for a minute before she eats it! A bit short on fun ^^ shortest list ever^^ What

What I Liked About February

What I didn’t like about February: Luna the Cat chewed several large holes in my newest scarf – I can’t leave stuff alone for a minute before she eats it! A bit short on fun ^^ shortest list ever^^ What

12 Months of Celebration – Month 11 – November

November gets a bad rap. I remember this poem from my childhood: No sun – no moon! – No morn – no noon! –  No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day –  No warmth, no cheerfulness, no

12 Months of Celebration – Month 11 – November

November gets a bad rap. I remember this poem from my childhood: No sun – no moon! – No morn – no noon! –  No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day –  No warmth, no cheerfulness, no

Are You a Blogger or a Writer?

Do you consider yourself to be a blogger, a writer, an author or all three? I’ve been an informal “writer” for as long as I can remember. I expected to grow up and write for a living. During school, I

Are You a Blogger or a Writer?

Do you consider yourself to be a blogger, a writer, an author or all three? I’ve been an informal “writer” for as long as I can remember. I expected to grow up and write for a living. During school, I

Too Many Books?

This weekend I decided it would be fun to count all the books in the house. I know, I should get out more 🙂 The idea arose because: We installed custom wall shelving in the living room for books, and

Too Many Books?

This weekend I decided it would be fun to count all the books in the house. I know, I should get out more 🙂 The idea arose because: We installed custom wall shelving in the living room for books, and

Do You Have a Reading Plan?

Do you stumble across the books you read, or do you have a reading plan? I have never embarked upon a systematic reading plan, other than required reading lists for courses I was taking. Among people I know – and

Do You Have a Reading Plan?

Do you stumble across the books you read, or do you have a reading plan? I have never embarked upon a systematic reading plan, other than required reading lists for courses I was taking. Among people I know – and

What Kind of Reader Are You?

I wasn’t thinking of paper books versus e-books! I mean, what do you choose to read and where do you get it? As a bibliophile, I read everything in sight – I notice anything in print near me, and compulsively

What Kind of Reader Are You?

I wasn’t thinking of paper books versus e-books! I mean, what do you choose to read and where do you get it? As a bibliophile, I read everything in sight – I notice anything in print near me, and compulsively

Sly Tips for Buying a Book for a Child

I like buying books as gifts – for any occasion. I’ve even given books of poetry for weddings! I am often complimented on my choice of books for children, given for births, birthdays, grading, and so on. My favourite occasion is giving

Sly Tips for Buying a Book for a Child

I like buying books as gifts – for any occasion. I’ve even given books of poetry for weddings! I am often complimented on my choice of books for children, given for births, birthdays, grading, and so on. My favourite occasion is giving

Behind the Scenes at Your Public Library: Books

Another post on the inner workings of your public library! The previous post is here. A lot of people ask me how libraries choose which books to buy. Most public libraries in North America abide by the American/Canadian Library Associations’

Behind the Scenes at Your Public Library: Books

Another post on the inner workings of your public library! The previous post is here. A lot of people ask me how libraries choose which books to buy. Most public libraries in North America abide by the American/Canadian Library Associations’

Behind the Scenes at Your Public Library: Programs

What you see when you come to the library: Staff check out books, answer questions, help you find things, straighten up the books, put them away, perform story times and puppet shows, run book clubs, or teach computer classes. What

Behind the Scenes at Your Public Library: Programs

What you see when you come to the library: Staff check out books, answer questions, help you find things, straighten up the books, put them away, perform story times and puppet shows, run book clubs, or teach computer classes. What