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 […]

Coloring for Grown-ups

The Pryor Library invites you to share in the calming activity that’s sweeping the world – coloring isn’t just for kids anymore.  The intricate designs aren’t ones you’ll find in children’s coloring books. They are often dense geometric or floral patterns, but are equally likely to be detailed fantasy scenes – even moments from popular […]