Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy Birthday, Browser!

Winter again, you say? Actually, far from it. Winter doesn’t actually start until December. Who thought that one up? I wonder. Obviously this is a fallacious fabrication of folks from Florida. (I love alliteration, don’t you?) In Minnesota where the real people and other creatures live, winter is with us always. It is either imminent or a recent memory. We are either preparing for it or cleaning up after it. It’s time to go looking for that pair of gloves you used in the garden that double as winter wear. It’s time go find anything in the yard you might want to see before May! I have a few of those things myself. I doubt, however, that Muriel would
enjoy my bringing them into the library.

Speaking of the library and bringing things, I have just had another birthday. It was randomly selected by Muriel. She calls it September 30th. My personal opinion is that it should be October 31st! What black cat wouldn’t want to be born on Halloween? An appropriate selection. I would always have a party. I love parties. Everybody notices me. I like being noticed. Since I couldn’t select my own birthday and since it has now passed, please come by the library and wish me a belated birthday. (Tuna is always an appropriate gift for belated birthdays. Consider this when you’ve missed your Aunt Lucy’s birthday once again…) While you’re there, peruse the new art work on the walls. Those lovely people of the Pine River Art Club have been decorating again. I have not noticed a preponderance of paintings of black cats, however. I have suggested this before, but wouldn’t it be grand to see our library walls filled with portraits of yours truly? Of course!
(Perhaps you would drop Muriel a note suggesting a contest? She works well under pressure!)

And speaking of Halloween, don’t forget the Haunted Forest. The dates, again, are Friday and Saturday, October 20-21 and October 27-28. The times are 6:30pm to 10:00pm.

This winter the library is offering classes on how to use the library computers. Both Kitchicat and MNLink, The Minnesota Library Information Network, will be addressed in separate classes. Stay tuned for dates for these, or if your interested let the staff know and they will put your name down. I’m pretty sure they’ll let me know and I’ll let you know. See, I told you winter is a constant thing in Minnesota! Already we’re talking about inter classes.

When winter is imminent, sit back and enjoy a good book!

Yours truly,
-Browser, your library cat

Posted in the Pine River Journal Oct 19,2006