Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Bet I'll Like 'Animal Dreams'

Finally those book club people are reading something that makes sense to me! It’s called “Animal Dreams”. Now there’s a title I can fit into my lexicon. Perhaps it’s about an entire baked fish left for me on the floor of the library. Maybe it’s about thousands of little chirping birdies flying around inside the library. Or 50 children each trailing pieces of yarn behind them, running through the library trying to play with me. I wonder if Barbara Kingsolver would write about things like that. I had better consult and get a preview:

“Codi Noline returns to the sleepy mining town of Grace, Arizona, to care for her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. It is a bad time for her: disappointed in her personal life, she has closed down her emotions in defense against a heart that cares too easily. "I had quietly begun to hope for nothing at all in the way of love, so as not to be disappointed," she muses. In Grace, she finds friends, allies, and a love that endures…” Amazon gives it 4 stars, but I see nothing about any fish or birds or yarn. Alas, this is yet another people book. The club will be meeting September 20 at 5:30pm.

For you younger people, school has once again started. This means I will be seeing you less often during the early hours of the day. I will sorely miss you. Still, come often, even if it’s later in the day. By the way, for some of you an assignment will be arising soon. It has to do with the state of Minnesota. Here is something to remember. The girl or guy behind you in class will get to the library before you do and will check out all the books about Minnesota, write the paper, put the books on the dining room table to return, and promptly forget about them. I know this because I have seen many panicked faces at our library frantically looking for some copy of an encyclopedia beginning with the letter “M”. Moral? Get there early. Let the other guy or girl panic! Also, remember to return your books so others have a shot at finishing their assignment.

With the beginning of school come thoughts of autumn. What fun holiday falls in fall!? My personal favorite is Halloween. A black cat is featured in this holiday. That would be me. This year The Friends of the Pine River Library are sponsoring a contest. They want groups to decorate and operate “Fright Stations” at the Haunted Forest Fundraising Event. The dates are October 20-21 and October 27-28. Booths will be voted on by the public. That could be “you”, or, on the other hand, you could be competing for cash prizes. These will be awarded November 1, 2006. First place is $150. Second place is $75. Third place is $50. Call my friend, Cleo Kinnunen for details. She’s pretty important at the library. I know, because she’s here a lot.

Until next time, I remain
Your friend,
-Browser, the library cat.

Posted in the Pine River Journal Sept. 14, 2006


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