Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Friends and neighbors,

I have spent the last few days sleeping in the “Lost and Found” box among the mittens and scarves. I wish I had a message of flowers and sunshine, but nothing springs to mind. I know that “hope springs eternal in the human breast.” (Alexander Pope 1688-1784) Feline breasts are more “one day at a time..”(Kris Kristofferson, 1974).
If Pope is correct, and I certainly expect he is, all of you should be reading volumes on fresh plantings for spring and books on bird watching. The Kitchigami library system has hundreds of books, and DVD’s on these very topics.
Soon, very soon, you will have little time to read because you will be outside! So will I. It won’t be eternal winter.
“Now is the winter of our discontent…”(William Shakespeare, “Richard III”, 1592) Let us not fret but prepare for “…glorious summer…”

Watch for the flowers.

Browser, the library cat

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Friends of Pine River Library Foundation to host Wine Tasing, Silent Auction April 5

Friends of the Pine River Library Foundation are having their annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction!

This year it is being held at VFW Northern Post in Jenkins on Friday, April 5th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. There will be Hors d’oeuvres provided by the Friends of the Library and liquor provided by Quality Wine and Spirits.

Have a little wine, bid on some great items, have a bite to eat. I suggest wine first! Your bidding will be that much more fun!

Tickets are available at the Pine River Library in advance for a mere $20, but don’t worry. You can buy them at the door as well for $25. Tickets include a horse drawn carriage ride. Who knew?

 See you there – in spirit only. (A little pun there…)

Browser, the library cat

Printed in the Pine River Journal 4 April 2013