Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Welcome, Readers and people of other media.

“Go Bananas @ your library is the Summer Reading Program theme this year. The program is for kids in K to 12 grades. Check out all the happening at the library.”

This message comes from our illustrious head librarian, Muriel. It prompted me to research. You know how I am. Bananas are grown in 132 countries around the world. They are a major source of Vitamins A, B6 and C plus a good source of potassium. Here’s something I really didn't know: Bananas have been used in Japan since the 13th Century for the fabrication of textiles used in clothing. In Tibet banana fibers are used to weave rugs. ( What is the point? You may ask. Save those banana peals. You could be wearing them. The Facts On File Dictionary Of Cliches suggests that the phrase “to go bananas” dates from the 1960’s.

While we’re on the subject of consuming, the annual Wine and Beer Tasting and Silent Auction is being held at Driftwood Resort on Thursday, June 14th, 7pm to 9pm. There will be a silent auction. I hear there are wonderful things being offered this year. That’s all very fine and good, but what about the consuming? I have heard, though this isn’t confirmed by me, personally, that the Driftwood Resort has a new chef who will be preparing the hors d’oeuvres!

A little closer to home – mine, of course – is the Annual Summerfest Book Sale. When? Guess!
Nah, I’ll tell you. I know there are a lot of people who wait with baited breath all year for this sale.
Friday, June 29th from 10am to 6pm. Saturday, June 30 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, July 1 from 10am to 2pm. Sunday is bargain day with everything going for $3.00/bag. See you there!

Browser, the library cat.

P.S. (this means “post script” or “after writing”): Those of you who wish to donate books, please do so during regular library hours and check with staff first. Please don’t leave them outside the library. Thanks.

Printed in the Pine River Journal June 14, 2007