An orchestra, a chicken, and a lot of yarn

Our community does an All City Read program, and they have great events for all ages. While the grown-ups are tackling Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, we're reading the suggested books for the 3- to 8-year-old crowd. Blackout by John Rocco and Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin! by Lloyd Moss explored two themes …

Lions, lambs and a snoring grandma

I am going to try and post these every Thursday, but we're from Wisconsin and we got a lot of snow this week. With high temperatures in the negatives, our library visit got bumped around. We needed a few days to digest all the books we picked out and decide which were our favorites. Again, …

Heroes, pandas and really great art

Whenever we go to the library, my favorite part is when the kids go up to the desk in the children's section and ask the librarian to solve their request of the week. I wonder how often the librarian on duty sees us coming, and thinks, "Uh oh, what are they going to ask this …