Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“The Cat in the Hat”? Whose bright idea was that? I know no self - respecting cats who would willingly wear a hat. This is a human concept, obviously. Children have a tendency to dress their pets in all manner of clothing, but no pet willingly subjects themselves to such foolishness. Oh, wait! This is fiction. Poetic license. A “Dr. Seuss” manner of fiction where animals do all sorts of un-animal things. Like Horton the elephant who actually sat on Mazy the lazy bird’s egg. Believe it or don’t. It still makes an entertaining story. We are celebrating Dr. Seuss at our Pine River Public Library. Still, I have no intention of wearing a hat.

Dr. Seuss had animals speaking human language. In our new data base, accessed through your library card, Kitchigami Regional Library is offering “Pronunciator”. No, you won’t learn to speak “elephant”, but you could learn French or German. It is free through your library. Just log onto and check out what is available on-line! You’ll need your library card number and PIN. Other than that, have at it!

I remain,

Browser, the library cat

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day! Friends and Neighbors!

I would hope you feel and express love every day, but Valentine’s Day is a time to remember to love. I, for one, love each and every one of you, oh friends of the Pine River Library and me. For this very reason I have a Valentine box at the library to deposit your missives to me. Hearts and flowers! Bring in your Valentine and you will receive one in the return with a treat attached. Not tuna, either. I promise.

February is a month to remember other things as well.  It’s I Love to Read Month!  President’s Day. The library will be closed that day, though definitely not on Valentine’s Day. Guys, rent a “chick flick” from the library to show you care about that woman in your life. I know she’ll be surprised.

Okay, so it seems early to worry about anything except snow, but the Federal and State tax forms are beginning to arrive at the library. Just so you know.

 Love to you.

Browser, the library cat