Monday, July 16, 2012

Ten Year Anniversary for Me and The Library

“I was lost but now I’m found” (Amazing Grace)

It has been ten years since I first dragged my starving self to the back of the old Pine River Public Library and ten years since we moved that self same library to the old bank building where it and I now live.

Happy Anniversary to us! We would like you, our friends, to celebrate with us. We are having an open house at the library Saturday, July 21st. And yes, there will be cake. There is no more perfect food, with the possible exception of tuna fish. Join us. The library is open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday. For those of you who have no idea where we are located, it is 212 Park Avenue, Pine River.

 See you there!

I remain,
Browser, the library cat

PS. Don’t forget to have your pets spayed or neutered. The life of a stray kitten isn’t fun.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Browser visited by Danish filmmaker

A feline extravaganza! My weekend as a star. Who knew? Signe Veje, a Danish documentary film maker, came to Pine River. The film, “If cats could speak” will feature, you guessed it, Browser, the library cat. I knew I was famous in our community, but this is over the top. The weekend was also one of my favorites. Our library, Pine River Public Library, held its annual book sale. I spent the weekend lounging on the books and greeting my many friends.

Also visited by our film maker were the many events Pine River offered this weekend including the Cass County Fair where there was a cat show. I saw no reason to over shadow the other contestants, so did not enter this myself. Give somebody else a chance at fame, I felt. I already know I am the most beautiful of felines.

 Also interviewed were many other people in town.   Ms. Veje is based in California. Her film is a documentary being made for Danish television. She has told us she will send us a copy of her film so that we can have a premier in Pine River. There are other cats in the film, of course, but I feel certain I will stand out.

Until the next time, I remain,

Browser, the library cat

Printed in the Pine River Journal  12 July 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Curtis and Loretta come to Pine River once again

Another free concert sponsored by the Legacy Program of Kitchigami Regional Library System, Curtis and Loretta, a husband and wife folk duo, visit the Kitchigami region in July. They will present “Singing Tales of Truth” telling stories of many heroes and heroines, some of whom they know the real people. This duo produces extraordinary harmonies and proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments creates an alluring frame for their poignant original songs, and carefully chosen traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. Curtis and Loretta will be here in Pine River performing at the Warehouse, Saturday, July 7th, 2012 @ 2:00pm.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money which is dedicated to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage. Pine River Public Library will bring more Legacy Programs to the community like Charlie Maguire, Pop Wagner and Tony Glover’s rendition of 100 years of Woody Guthrie in a performance of Woody Reflected in October. For more information, please contact The Pine River Public Library at 218-587-4639.