In the late 1900s, many libraries started to expand services for children. With this new development came extra activities and programs for these youngsters. This was also the period when a few very smart librarians acknowledged the fact that during the summer months, when schools were closed, children needed the opportunity to continue practicing …
Holiday time is nearly over (big sigh of relief), which means I can again make time for some serious reading as my thoughts turn to the new year.
We open our hearts to others during the holidays, but what happens after the holidays are over? Many people go back to their normal routines, stress of everyday life, sorrows, grumpiness, etc.
My elementary school held a mock presidential election in the fall of 1980.
Don't you just love a good dysfunctional family story? Doesn't everyone? Well, I do, anyway.
Meet Christian Colon, full-time library assistant in the circulation department, and one of Mount Pleasant Regional's newest staff members. Christian …
I love food, but I'm a terrible cook. I don't like to cook. I don't have the patience for it. Frankly, I'd rather be reading a book.
Recently, I spend two very relaxing weeks on the island of Curacao, located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. It forms, together with the islands Aruba and Bonaire, the so-called ABC islands. Although it is still part of the Netherlands, Curacao has its own government.
One of my duties at the Mount Pleasant Library is leading the Monday book discussion group. Before this, everything I knew about group interaction I learned and experienced in college and graduate school.
When I was in high school I dated a fellow who was a bird-watcher. In fact, his whole family were avid bird-watchers.
On June 12, the term “Flying Dutchman” was mentioned more than once in the media and the reporters were not referring to the legendary ghost ship that's not able to make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. Nor are they referring to André Rieu's music CD. Robin van Persie earned the nickname “Flying Dutchman” when …
I read an article recently which said that Mount Pleasant was the ninth fastest growing area in the country. It seems everywhere I have lived tells that story.
My friend Susan recently pointed out a new book that just arrived at our library, written by one of my favorite authors, Nick Hornby. I was thrilled to discover it. It's called “Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books,” and it's a compendium of 10 years' worth of book reviews from Hornby's column in a magazine called …
If the words Adho Mukha Svanasana, Bhujangasana and Ananda Balasana sound familiar, you are, in my eyes, a Yoga Guru. If Downward-Facing Dog, Cobra Pose and Happy Baby Pose are more recognizable, then you are probably participating in a yoga exercise program (the second set of names is a translation of the first set).