I love words. Absolutely LOVE them! So here’s a list of a few of my favorites (emphasis on few), along with a brief, sometimes Rachelized definition. macabre – gruesome or horrifying, often used in reference to death lugubrious – gloomy or dismal, especially in an exaggerated manner; frequently used in reference to my mood
Mrs. Mandy and Mrs. Liz visited each of the 4 public elementary schools last week to talk about the library summer reading program. Boo bubbles, made with dry ice, were a big hit. We hope to see many kids this summer as we celebrate with weekly science themes including electricity, magnets and
One feature of our Children’s Library which is easy to overlook is the Blue Planet Globe. Housed in a dark plexiglass case, the globe is designed to simulate the earth rotating in space. A small electric motor inside the globe turns it so that each rotation equals 24 hours. A light inside the globe
Here’s one of life’s lessons: there are situations you cannot fix. Sometimes you just have to move on and let go. Well, I faced this recently while working in book repair. See those pieces laying in front of the book? That’s what was left of the spine. And if that weren’t enough, the
Brand new library cards made their debut at the library this month. They feature a color photo of one of our stained glass windows and come in two sizes — wallet and key tag. They scan under a light beam and transmit all kinds of information to our computers. They get you onto the public internet terminals.