TV Time

Marialice can’t get enough of Don Draper

Now that the cold weather is coming, its a good time to catch up on some serious television watching in the confines of your nice warm house.

Do you have a DVR or a TIVO?  Personally I am addicted to my TIVO, not unlike Miranda on Sex and the City (remember that show?–no, not the movie).

No matter, we have lots of DVD’s of televion shows here in the AV Annex.   And that means no commercial interruptions     I will share a few of my favorites with you, lucky readers.

Friday Night Lights— my personal favorite, even though I’m too old

The Closer–six degrees of Kevin Bacon’s wife–whatever that means

My Name is Earl

Pushing Daisies


Mad Men–I can’t get enough of Don Draper

Nip/Tuck–for future reference

Big Love

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman–enough said

Project Runway–for the fashionista in me

Entourage–Adrienne’s great eyes

Rescue Me –love that Dennis Leary

Now that television is better than movies, I hope you enjoy some of these suggestions.

Happy viewing!
posted by Marialice

Winter Projects

Now that it’s Winter, it’s time to start thinking about projects for the snowy days. At the library, we have tons of books that will help you learn anything from home repairs to building your own beam-bot!

Here are some Winter project ideas (each word is clickable and will bring you to a book or video in our catalog):

Paint or redecorate a room

Build robots

Make a workbench

Fix your bike

Fix your car

Make a wooden toy

Learn how to knit

Design a web page

Organize your house

Bake bread

posted by Todd

Ode to the Autmatic Door

I spend a lot of my shifts working at the library, at the rear circulation desk, no matter what the time, I watch patrons struggling with our heavy doors.

Even though the signs say the door is automatic, a button needs to be pushed  in order to activate the door; because the door opens directly out to the parking area AND we want to keep our “littlest”patrons safe. Children love to push buttons, so they adapt quickly, especially since the buttons are located right at their level. The adults seem to struggle more with the doors, maybe they don’t realize how heavy they are; many wrestle their way in and out.

So I imagined myself as the automatic door and came up with this little poem,

from the other side of the button…
AUTOMATIC DOOR here at your service,
I’m Here to assist you, I’m heavy, I know it.
You sprint to the doorway your arms overflowing
Sometimes I wonder, where are you all going?
How useful how helpful my machinery,

A button just waits there, some push it with glee.

You wind up and punch it once, twice maybe three
When most times a light tap is all I need.
It takes me a moment to get myself going,
So wait just a second and take a deep breath.
Then before you can blink twice you’ll be on your way,
off to enjoy a really great day.

posted by Jeanette