✨ Staff Pick Tuesday ✨
This week, Cressa picked Dark in Death by J.D. Robb, the 46th installment of the in Death series. Dark in Death tells the story of person who commits murders based off of a murder mystery book series.
Cressa wanted to share one paragraph from the book that captured the way she feels about books compared to movies.
"a vid (movie) comes to you, even at you. It's visual, it's auditory, and can, of course, pull you in. Its purpose is to do just that, draw you into the world you see and hear. But a book, you go into it. There's no visual or auditory other than what forms in your own mind. You visualize the characters, the scene, through the words. You, as reader, interpret the tone of voice, the colors, the movement as you physically turn the pages."
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Introducing our new Staff Picks series! ✨ Every week, be on the look out for recommendations from our lovely staff.
This week, Allie picked The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. "I typically don't like scary stories, but I love this spooky novel set in a small town with its ghost stories. Switching points of views from different eras, this book doesn't reveal what you’re dying to know until the very end!"
The Catskill Public Library is sponsoring its second annual “Love Your Library” concert on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 7:00-10:00 pm at HiLo Catskill. Sliding scale donations will be gratefully accepted at the door, and attendees will be treated to the sounds of Mel Flannery Trucking Co. with opening set by Alex P. Wernquest. A fantastic celebration of community, this gathering offers the opportunity for folks to show how much they love their library, as the Catskill Public Library and Palenville Branch Library show their tremendous appreciation for continued community support of their programs and events!
Photo credit: Amber Marlow
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This month's #followthatbus excursion, (Tuesday, February 20th) takes us to Honey Hollow Brewing Co. for samples of beautiful brews and buckets of sweet country charm! 😻🚌🍻
With bus by Coxsackie Transport Inc., brews and bites by the awesome Taormina family, and bread by Catskill Bread Co.
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Oh, my cozy cuteness!
We had such a blast visiting our friend Ms. Chrisie and checking out Corduroy Shop!! Thank you so, so much for crafting and creating with our little buddies. They absolutely loved it!
This new Main Street staple is filled with color and texture, and made the families feel at home right away. The (kid-safe) "fireplace" was a PERFECT spot for reading books and playing I-Spy with our shapes and colors....
Franklin's Blanket was the perfect book for us on this day, as we took note of all the time and care (and patches!) Chrisie puts into making sure loved things stay beautiful and have their lives extended by a bit of TLC.
The kids were super into this, and relished the chance to choose bits and pieces from the abundant mountain of fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, and string. As we've mentioned before, practicing with scissors is a BIG deal to our pals, and they were in their glory at the shop, decorating notebooks to take with them as a souvenir.
Toddlers with scissors? Sticky snacks and vintage fabrics on display everywhere? No problem. A few guidelines, and consistent expectations from the adults present make it possible for our young friends to understand the rules that keep them safe and make it possible for us to have these outings together.
(Aside: if we are on an adventure with young children and they're not listening, or are disrespecting our hosts and friends/ making things unsafe for others? No harm in takin' 'em right outta there. We've all done it.)
Fortunately our group was able to stay together for the fun, learn a few things, and feel strong and capable too. That's what it's all about!
Join us on our next visit with Follow That Book! On Wednesday, February 28th, we will be meeting at the huge, gorgeous Hudson Area Library at 10:00 am to join our pals in their pre-K story hour! February is Love Your Library month, and we want our patrons to feel that Mid-Hudson Library System love far and wide! So get out there and check out as many of them as you can--your library card allows you to borrow materials and attend great programs across the system, and we love meeting folks who call our sister libraries home!