For one of my birthdays before I was ten, my great-aunt got me a set of knitting needles, yarn, and a knitting book for kids. She then spent several hours of her life teaching me how to knit, hours that she would never get back. I was decent at it, and I could make a scarf, a longer scarf, and an even longer (and also less misshapen) scarf after several years of practice. Eventually, being able to knit only scarves lost its appeal, and I ignored my former hobby for several years.
You are here
There's a lover in the story
But the story's still the same
There's a lullaby for suffering
And a paradox to blame
But it's written in the scriptures
And it's not some idle claim
You want it darker
We kill the flame.
- Leonard Cohen, “You Want it Darker”
It's nearly Thanksgiving! A time for family, friends, togetherness, gratefulness, and hopefully, delicious pie! If you are looking for books to share with your family about the holiday, these are a few of my personal favorites. From previously unexplored and detailed looks at the first Thanksgiving to the reasons why the holiday is significant to us today, these books paint an engaging picture of a truly American holiday.
Late fall can be a stressful time. We’ve just gotten over a heated election, the days are shorter, and the holidays are fast approaching. It’s no wonder so many of us are grumpy and tired! Want to feel more at peace? Perhaps try to add a little meditation to your daily routine.
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The staff of Information Services are celebrating the books that have made an impact, big or small, on their lives this holiday season. Stop by the Information Desk this month to fill out a leaf with the titles you love.
Here's a sample of new titles that have recently been added to our adult non-fiction collection. There are new titles for a variety of different subject areas within the nonfiction collection. Take a look, you might just find some new books to read or discover an interest in a new subject area!
This is a sampling of books recently added to the teen collection. Take a look and find something new to read!