You know it's an end of an era when something that you cherished as a child finally ends. Today is the final day of Reading Rainbow on PBS. The show ran for 26 years, and due to financial problems and a change in the philosophy behind PBS children's programming, Reading Rainbow will fade into history.
8/24/09: Hazards! The Chronicle of Lucifer Jones 1934-1938, by Mike Resnick8/24/09: Down in the Flood, by Kenneth Abel8/24/09: The French Gardener, by Santa Montefiore8/24/09: The Ride, by Brian Macquarrie8/24/09: 10,000 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, Wise Bread Bloggers8/24/09: The Everything Guide to Stepparenting8/24/09: GRE 2010 Princeton Review Study Guide8/13/09: Flood, by Stephen Baxter8/13/09: A Slice of Murder, by Chris Cavender
8/16/09: Mina's Joint, Keshia Ervin8/12/09: Playing Dirty, KiKi Swinson8/08/09: CakeMan, Gregory Dixon8/02/09: ManEater, Mary B Morrison7/18/09: Sisters & Husband, Connie Briscoe7/15/09: Where's There's Smoke, Terra Little7/09/09: Sugar Daddy's Game, Gregory Dixon7/09/09: Return of a Gangster's Girl, Chunichi7/09/09: Married to the Game, Chunichi7/09/09: Gangster's Girl, Chunichi
It's week three of our in house weekly book talks. Make sure you join us every Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Watha T. to hear about the latest crazy thing we're reading. This week's topic was the "Evil Genius." Here's what I picked:Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
The WPA, Works Progress Administration, was an agency created by the New Deal in the thirties to promote the arts as well as build public works. It was responsible for hiring out-of-work artists to create posters, paint murals and put on plays. The WPA made possible the creation of a set of works of art that reflected a sense of community and social responsibility that made these works unique. It is useful to look back on this less individualistic time when the collective destiny of society was more in focus.
As part of our efforts to expand the scope of the blog we're going to be doing a series of articles on here looking at hot topics in the news and how we at the library can help expand your understanding of the topic.
It's been a busy summer, here at Watha T. (over 9,000, indeed!), and since we've had an influx of summer supplies, we've gone full tilt into our Saturday morning story-time crafts. Last week, we finally replaced our butterfly mobile with an aquatic counterpart, made from rainbow fish and paper-plate jellyfish. Now, when we go to the children's room we really have to fight the urge to hold our breath! Refreshing...
You've seen the images of the outside of the new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. Now come in and take a look at what the inside will look like!
Check out the new interior finishes including furniture, carpet, and paint. Get the real feel of the chairs by actually coming in and sitting on them, right here in the interim library. You also get a chance to participate and make your voice heard by picking the best lounge chair.
It's only here for four days, so don't miss this opportunity!
Starting next friday, June 19th, and continuing every Friday during the summer our anime clube is going to be showing every episode of Naruto that we've got in massive 5 hour blasts starting at noon. Watch your favorite series again from the very beginning. We'll be giving away Naruto prizes all summer long.
You know you want to be there!