Here’s what’s happening at the library!

Attending or spectating the Homecoming parade a couple of weeks ago brought back a lot of memories from the Westmoreland High days, especially seeing the different decades represented on their designated floats.  It also brought to mind many “fads” that were forgotten about and thankfully so after seeing Principal Green’s outfit!  You tend to put some of those once “groovy” things out of your mind.
     Saying that, it’s also fun to relive a few of those crazes.  Many new books, movies, even fashions have made a “come back”, with a few added tweaks.
Movies like True Grit from 1969, 101 Dalmatians from 1961, or Red Dawn from 1984. Books like Cinder from the Cinderella fairy tale, Dorothy Must Die from the Wizard of OZ series, or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies from, yes, the Pride and Prejudice classic. Colorful hair, fanny packs, flannel shirts, and even overalls have made their way back.
     Many people are worried about books being a thing of the past, and with iPads, e-readers, downloadable books, and books online, you can see their concern.  As I have been in this library business for almost 4 months now, I really don’t see that happening.  People enjoy the convenience and status of their tech-no books, but still come back to the feel of that physical book and its pages in their hands. There are no battery or connection worries either.
     We have some Die Hard readers here in Waterville (that from the 1988 movie and the 1979 book, Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp).  The proof comes when 358 patrons have used this library in the month of September.
     Books on the way out?  I don’t think so.  Come in and see the Fall themed books, craft a leaf, and help contribute to the Book Comeback Revolution!
Check out these groovy titles: Downpour by Wayne Dwops, House Construction by Bill Jerome Holme, or a soon to be classic, Come On In by Doris Open.
Happy Reading!

Here’s what’s happening at the library!

     If you didn’t get to see the Peterson Brothers at the Opera House last Sunday, you missed out on a nice afternoon’s entertainment.  They didn’t claim to be professional singers and dancers and the few little glitches in their routine added a little boyish humor to the act.  They did display a real passion for agriculture and the rural life.  The library received a poster from them exclaiming “Farming Grows Readers”.  Check it out.
     Speaking of autographs, two books out of several are now on the shelves and are signed by their authors. One, a cowboy poetry book, and another from a Kansas author taking life one “cow pie” at a time.  Check them out.
     The apple themed glass display case will be replaced by the Fall season subject this week as Autumn arrives on the 22nd.  Inside and on top of the case are many fall related books and movies. The apples were all made and now displayed in the library window.  How about crafting an autumn leaf?  They are there to be checked out.
     Did you ever have so much you needed or wanted to do that………nothing gets done?  Spring cleaning is done in the Fall at the Pralle house.  My way of thinking is I want the house clean after the months of opened windows and screen doors. By the time that cooler fall weather and cold winter weather comes and I lock up those windows and screen doors, I want to be enjoying days of binge movie watching and good book reading in a near spotless house. I said near spotless.
     The library continues to receive donated books and movies, as well as several more “found”  ones, and I’m getting brave enough to buy new books and movies.  Come in and check them out.
     Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall?
     To make up for his miserable summer.
And, a little food for thought.
     If money really did grow on trees, Fall would be everyone’s favorite month!
Happy Reading!