LIBRARY NOTES – March 2016

apl library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon

Where, oh where, was winter this year? Minimal snow.  Plenty of warm days. Not the winter in the Catskills we’ve come to expect, although many folks were quite happy to leave their heavier jackets home so often. Being a lover of snow, and working at a library, I embarked on a bit of research to see if I could somehow stimulate a bit of wintry precipitation. Who knew there were so many variations of a snow dance? But the predominant theme was to don your pajamas, being sure they were inside out and backwards, and dance like a nut. Think snow dances are a little too voodoo-ish for you? There are plenty of websites that can guide you in building or buying a snow-making machine. It’s a little too late for this year, as March begins turning our thoughts to spring, but come next December, you may find me dancing up a storm, literally.

Our quarterly delivery of over 40 audiobooks has just arrived. This set includes such titles as Salt Sugar Fat – How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss, Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark, Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs, Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods, and Bad Dog: A Love Story by Martin Kihn. If you love to listen to books while you drive, walk, cook, clean, work or whatever, stop in to check out the new selections. If you haven’t yet experienced an audiobook, you should give it a try. A warning though: getting wrapped up in a good story while driving can lead to missed turns, even on routes you may know by heart!

Our February movie, The Intern starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, brought out a nice crowd and was enjoyed by all. Next up, on Thursday, March 10th, will be a film about the women’s equality movement in early 20th century Britain. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, it is sure to be entertaining as well as enlightening.  The show starts at 7 pm. As always, light refreshments will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own, too. Hope to see you at the movies!~