Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lots and lots to do at the Library

So according to my brother, I am supposed to tell you about all of the happenings at the library. Boy do I have my work cut out for me then, because there are a couple of things happening at the library next week.

Next week on Tuesday at 1 pm Susan from the Bovey Youth Center will be stopping by the library to have lots of fun with the kids again. I know they had a blast when she stopped by this week, they were tie-dying and playing a lot of water games. I heard a rumor that they might do something that has to do with Christmas, a White House and Trees. Christmas? Trees? A White House? Really!? Hmm, I wonder what it could be.

Wednesday night, at 6pm, we will have lots of fun, as we are bringing out the big screen and popcorn, and we are showing a movie called: The Nut Job. Find out what Surly and his friends could be up to. After all, they are squirrels.

On Thursday at 3:30 pm join Stubby the Elephant as he journeys through the jungle.  Stubby questions many different animals played by the audience, but the answer he gets from the Crocodile changes the “profile” of Elephants forever!

Sign up for the Stables is still open, so if you ever wanted to visit a Barn with lots and lots of horses, here is your chance.  Just stop by the library and sign up. Hurry in, space is limited.

As you might have heard, there are a lot of animals that aren't as fortunate as Alvin and I. The folks at the Star of the North Humane Society are trying to help those animals and so we thought we should help them. They are always in need of supplies.  Here is a list of things they need: Paper towels, Pine Sol type cleaner, Bleach, Dishsoap, waterless hand sanitizer, puppy collars, leashes, Purina puppy or kitten food, litter boxes, 45- gallon trash bags, copy paper and the list goes on and on. If you need more ideas, just ask Tanja, and she will be able to tell you more items that are needed. And if you have some of the items around the house and don't mind sharing, drop them off at the library.

And last but not least, the book that I am currently reading is called Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich. This is the newest one in the Stephanie Plum saga and let me tell you, it is really good! The usual crew is in it; Stephanie, Ranger, Morelli and Grandma Mazur. I don't want to say to much about the book, but it is a must read, it has everything: crime, humor, bucket lists and a hamster named Rex. I know, it isn't out yet, but Alicia and Tanja will make sure that it will be on the shelf on Tuesday. Since this is a hot ticket item, you better stop by and grab it right away!

Best wishes,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Let me introduce ourselves ...

                                                     Hello there,

I am Mr. Whiskers ( I am the cute one with the dark fur), my brother Alvin and I are staying at the Marble Public Library. I don't know what it is with my brother, but if you should happen to peak into our cage, he is the one that just has to keep on waking me up, by crawling on top of me. Anyhow, if you should not have guessed it, we are not to be mistaken as humans, guinea pigs or mice. We are just to cute to be one of the listed!

We usually stay at the VanDyke Elementary school, but since school is out for the summer, we decided to take a little R and R at the library. Trust me, keeping up with Mrs. Inglebret's class can tucker you out. Don't believe it? Then spend a day with us in the classroom and you will end up wondering, where do those teachers get their energy? I swear, they must have special powers to keep up with those "little" munchkins (Yeah right, like they are little! They are the size of a giant compared to us). Don't take me wrong; the kids are lots of fun, but they sure are busy.

So we decided, why not pack our stuff up and stay at a place where we can just relax, visit with kids when we feel like it and read as many books as we can over the summer. And oh boy, do they have lots of books here! You would be amazed! And Tanja told me, if she doesn't have it at the library, she can get it for me! How cool is that? So I am thinking, that Alvin and I will not run out of things to read.

Anyhow, as I settle in at the library I will be stopping by at the blog and let you know what I am currently reading and if it is any good! Trust me, I will also let you know, if a book is a snoozer. I heard, that this is a most welcomed side-effect, if you are a parent and trying to get the kids to sleep, but I usually like to stay awake while I am reading. I will let you know so you can come into the library and check it out.

And since it seems that Alvin is more social even though he is a bit camera shy; I am sure that I can talk him into popping in every now and then to educate you (ha, I heard that word a few times in the school and I was just itching to use it) about things that will be happening at the library.

Anyway, I have to get started on my reading. Tanja told me to check out a picture book for tonight.  It is called: The Pigeon Needs a Bath by a fellow named Mo Willems. Supposedly those books are funny according to a gal named Alicia ( I think she works here, too but I haven't seen her yet). I guess I have to take Tanja's word for it and hope that that Alicia person is right.

Talk to you later,
Mr. Whiskers