Not your Grandma’s Poetry

when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? So begins a poem in Mary Oliver’s New And Selected Poems, volume 1, one  that ends with the determined line, I don’t want […]

The library can help … caregivers

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia is tough. It’s unpredictable, often heartbreaking, sometimes frightening. It can mean unrelenting hard work. And it can be very isolating. I know – my family provided 24/7 care for my grandparents during their last years, struggling to keep them healthy and safe while watching their minds fade […]

But wait, there’s more

“Happiness is finding the first good book in a series, and knowing there are more to follow,” says a graphic we found on Facebook. That’s true, but so is the reverse: sadness is reaching the end of a series and knowing that it’s over, finito, the end. Of course, it never completely has to be the […]

Your library can help … flavor your dinner

Quick – what’s an easy way to jazz up almost any meal? Fresh herbs, of course! And you can help yourself from the library’s herb garden any time, whether the library is open or not. If we’re here, we’ll be happy to help you identify and pick what you need. Currently we are growing rosemary, thyme, […]