Anybody out there? Hello, it is I, Browser. Are you people, all right?This has been quite the year for you humans. December, it seems, has been particularly dicey. You were pretty sure the world was coming to an end, but if you are reading this, it did not.
Then you were all going to fall off some cliff. I don’t quite understand that, since there are very few cliffs here in North Central Minnesota, but you were sure just the same.
Lemmings do that, you know. Follow each other off a cliff. People usually do not.
It’s the beginning of a new year, almost. Our library, my home, is safe and sound. Our great state of Minnesota still offers wonderful programs for all of us to enjoy.
Well, perhaps all of you. I am not privy to some of them since they take place elsewhere. Some place called “The Warehouse”. It is my understanding that they do not stockpile merchandise there, though it is what I perceive as the meaning of the word “warehouse”.
January holds promise for all of us. The little children will have a new story time program. It is for ages 3 – 6 and takes place Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:00 at Pine River Public Library. It is designed for those little ones who are not in something called “daycare”. That program continues.
(Call the library for more information at 218-587-4639.)
The Snow time to Read, Adult reading program starts after the first of the year. Come sign up and get one of those collector mugs for reading 15 books.
The library is a wonderful place to go in winter. There are computers and books and movies and tapes and games to play while you are here. Come and visit me.
I remain, Browser, the library cat
(since the world didn’t end)
Printed in the Pine River Journal 3 January 2013