Saturday, April 27, 2013

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery....

...but it can also be quite humbling. This is Miss B; friend and doppelganger.
Miss B has adopted a new identity as "Miss Kitty". She puts on my name tag, sits as my desk, and generally avails herself to all who need her assistance. It does puncture any delusions of grandeur one may possess to overhear a child mimicking you. I'll say one thing for Miss Kitty, she's efficient.

Charming and clever Miss B.

The real Miss Kitty applauded the other Miss Kitty for this clever external mail pocket and picture of our very very fine house. 

 In 'lo these many years of public service, I don't believe I've ever been complimented for being "righteous".  I swear I didn't write this to myself {wink}.

Recently, with a righteous but gentle nudge I made her get out of my chair and reminded her she's had my name-tag in her bedroom for several weeks now and I do in fact need to wear it. She made me a new one after a lengthy discussion about the Marin County Free Library logo.

I wouldn't mind trading places with Miss B. on a day when a quarterly report is due. Here's another fun book about trading places. As always, read the book before you see the movie.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday begins...

MARINet catalog. Click on image to place a hold

This day was on the first of many similar ones for the emancipated Mole, each of them longer and fuller of interest as the ripening summer moved onward. He learnt to swim and to row, and entered into the joy of running water; and with his ear to the reed-stems he caught, at intervals, something of what the wind went whispering so constantly among them.

Happy Earth Day dear reader. One musn't leave childhood, or adulthood for that matter, without reading Kenneth Grahame's classic, A Wind in the Willows. This particular edition is from a series of unabridged classics published by Sterling that I recommend highly. Illustrated by the talented graphic designer Scott McKowen,  all the must-read classics are in this series and lucky for you, the library owns the entire set. And that's something to celebrate- Earth  Day and every day.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Food for Thought

Kids are invited to celebrate National Library Week at branches of Marin County Free Library by playing a game to win free tickets to the Marin County Fair.

“Food for Thought” is the name of the game, a tie-in to the Library’s upcoming summer reading program theme, “Reading is So Delicious,” and the Marin County Fair theme, “School’s Rule.”

 Kids who identify the fruits and veggies on the Food for Thought placemat will receive a pass good for 1 free child’s admission to the 2013 Marin County Fair. Passes can be used on Wednesday, July 3 or Friday, July 5, 2013.

Children who read a book about food will win a second free child’s admission. Kids can play the game from April 15 through April 28. For a complete list of MCFL branches and hours, visit