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).
By Susan Frohnsdorff
Assistant ManagerMonday, May 19, 2014 10:04 a.m.
There’s never been a better time to be a Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) cardholder.
The first vegetable garden my husband and I planted was ready to harvest just as we were moving to a new state.
Every year, people are recognized for what they do best. In the film industry, actors and actresses receive awards for their performances. In the literary world, writers are likewise acknowledged for their work. Some of the more prestigious awards in literature are the Nobel Prize (international) and the Pulitzer Prize (American). Alice Munro was …
As the weather warms up, many of us start to look forward to summer travels. Whether you’re planning an upcoming trip or not, there’s always the opportunity to travel by way of books from the library.
My coworker Brigitte Sidwell moves quickly. I’ve never seen her still. Whether she’s shelving holds, checking-in books, drinking coffee or processing our “daily shipment” from the Main Library and other branches, Brigitte reminds me of a bird flying from task to task with great efficiency.
Recently, librarian Michael Nelson wrote a column about the library's book discussion groups and their value in giving people an opportunity to share ideas and opinions. Discussion groups have become very popular all over the U.S. in the last 20 years or so. These groups meet in libraries, homes, churches, colleges, community centers, restaurants …
Autism is a word that pops up on a regular basis on the news, in newspapers and even during conversations with friends, family and colleagues. It is not surprising that this disorder gets more and more attention – based on statistics accumulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 88 children has been identified …
Are you enthusiastic about reading? An advocate for literacy? Good with children?
Libraries are espoused as bastions of escapism. People read for many reasons, not the least of which is to take away the stress of the day. Going to a different place and time for a while is the mission of patrons in public libraries around the nation.
By Mirjam VeldkampFriday, March 7, 2014 10:15 a.m.
Every Friday while driving to work, I listen to StoryCorps on NPR. StoryCorps gives Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs the opportunity to …
by Jen McQueenThursday, February 27, 2014 11:25 a.m.
My coworker Brigitte Sidwell moves quickly. I've never seen her still. Whether she's shelving holds, checking-in books, drinking coffee, or …
One of my favorite services offered by the library is the free music offered online. If you have a library card, you are allowed to download three free songs each week, and you don't have to return the songs – you can keep them forever!
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” did not receive one Oscar nomination despite an A-list cast. When asked about the so-called “Oscar snub,” Oprah Winfrey, who plays the butler’s wife, answered that she made the movie to tell a story. This remarkable story is about the life of an African-American butler who served eight presidents in the White House …
February is Library Lovers' Month – a month-long celebration of libraries of all types: school, public and private. Intended as a time to recognize the value of libraries, it's also a great opportunity for those of us in libraries to share with you some of the services and resources that you might not be aware of.