Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My visit to the Thomas Cooper Library

I visited the Thomas Cooper Library on the University of South Carolina’s main campus, in Columbia, South Carolina. My friend Bob deTomaat works there, and kindly showed me around. I posed outside with two of TCL’s librarians, Bill Sudduth and Debbie Yerkes. 

They then took me into the Government Information and Maps department, where they both work. There I found all sorts of fishy cookbooks put out by the Department of the Interior. One of the student workers there, Tyler Johnson, helped me pose for the picture I took with some of the more interesting cookbooks.

I liked the one called “Fancy Catfish” the best, I think. Then I was shown some of the kitty-themed documents that have been put out by the GPO (Government Printing Office, for those of you who might not know). I even learned how Wildcat and Coyote tricked each other! I’m glad neither of them have tricked me. MOL!

That's how my trip went. Stay tuned for my next exciting adventure!

I remain,

Browser the Library Cat

Thursday, April 09, 2015

History of quilts to be presented April 17 in Pine River

Friends and neighbors!

The thought of being wrapped in a cozy quilt warms the cockles of my heart, whatever cockles are.
This month we welcome Vickie Wendel who knows everything there is to know about quilts, probably. I wonder if she knows what cockles are. Never mind that.
Ms. Wendel will give us a talk about the many stories that have been handed down about various quilts and she may poke holes in some - the stories, not the quilts.
She will let us know about the history and traditions of quilting and will bring quilt squares, small quilts and pictures of actual period pieces. Friday, April 17th at 4:00 PM at my home, Pine River Public Library.
Quilt facts, folklore, and fabrication! I plan to attend. So should you.

Later this month bestselling author, Lauraine Snelling will visit us at The Warehouse in Pine River on Saturday, April 25th at 2:30. Chances are good that you have read some of her books, since she is an award winning author of over 80 books! Some of them take place in our wonderful state of Minnesota. This is a special program and book signing. A book signed by the author! Just think about that.

Don’t forget to visit Pine River Library and wish our special librarians on April 16th. It is National Librarian Day!

The Library parking signs are back. They were gone during snow removal season. Half the parking lot is designated as library parking.

The Month of April Story times are being sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary VFW in Jenkins.

Hope to see you soon. We at Pine River Public Library make every effort to make life interesting and informative for you, all my favorite people.

I remain,

Browser, the library cat