Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring welcomes two programs to library

Smile! It's spring time. No thunder crashing yet? Well, try this next program sponsored by Minnesota Legacy for the Arts and Kitchigami Regional Library. CLICKS, CLAPS AND CLUNK! The Minnesota Percussion Trio will perform a the Life Center on Barclay on Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 pm. It is a free program for all ages.

Celebrate our warm season with this next offering from Minnesota Legacy! Mary Shideler, the Kayak Lady, will be at the Pine River Library on Saturday, May 7th at 2:30 pm. What better way to celebrate Mothers everywhere on the day before Mother's Day? Mary wrote a book about her adventures. "Mary the Kayak lady: One Woman, One Kayak,1007 Lakes." It chronicles her kayaking adventures in Itasca County over 15 years. If I were a water loving sort of feline just the title of Mary's book would have me heading for the water!

But enough about other people... Pine River Library is offering shirts with My Picture on the front! Certainly you can't do without one of those! Also, my paper clone will be traveling around the country. I (or rather my clone) set out April 21st, 2011, on my Minnesota tour. I will also be going across the USA and The World. My pictures and stories (or rather his) will be on my Blog and Facebook page. Follow the adventure!

All aboard.

Browser, the library cat
Printed in the Pine River Journal 28th April 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My first Travels outside of Pine River

Today I visited the Brainerd Public Library. The kids had fun hearing about a real cat living at the Pine River Library. They were told the next time they are in Pine River to stop in and see me! They read books about cats in story time and had their picture taken with me afterwards. They were trying to hold up signs saying Brainerd Library loves Browser!

Thank you Brainerd Public Library for having me. Watch for my travels to other libraries.

Browser the Library Cat

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Keep and eye out for Browser's One World, Many stories!

My paper clone will be traveling around the country. Stay tune for pictures and stories of my adventures. Leaving the Pine River Library first thing in the morning!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Animal friendly spring tips, free musical concert April 18

Happy spring, friends and neighbors and fellow library patrons. In spring a young man's fancy may turn to thoughts of love, but a bear's fancy turns to thoughts of lunch. For this reason, if you live in a wooded area, it is best to take down your bird feeders at night and make sure your trash can is tightly closed and strapped shut Another spring tip: Skunks are out in the fresh air after a long winter. they are sharing their perfume with ignorant doggies. These Doggies (and sometimes kitties, but not me!) come home and share this perfume with their families. Though there is a myth that tomato juice poured all over your pet will stifle the smell, it doesn't work all that well and is expensive and messy. Try this because it works: Mix a large bottle of peroxide with 1/4 cup of baking soda and a teaspoon of Dawn Liquid. (you might want to double this recipe if you have a large doggie.) Suds your pet. You'll notice right away that it is working. Leave this stuff on your pet for ten minutes and rinse. To make sure you get your pet's head, put a couple of drops of olive oil or corn oil in their eyes before applying to their head. This will protect their eyes.

In keeping with spring, Pine River Library is presenting a wonderful music concert. I know it is wonderful because I have heard form the children in the Pequot Lakes School when this man performed there that he was "awesome". His name is Todd Green. He is presenting a FREE Community Concert at The Warehouse in Pine River on Monday, April 18 At 7:00 pm. These FREE tickets are available at the library. We encourage you to pick up your tickets before the concert so that there is some sort of guess about how many of you will attend. Mr. Green brings with him over 30 musical instruments and 4 digital samplers. It takes him six hours to set up for this concert. You won't be disappointed.

Go outside and grow something!

Browser, the library cat Printed in the Pine River Journal 14 April 2011