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Big Trees Tell a Tale

The trees around us have watched as time marched by, different steps to the music of the ages. I walk by this particular tree with my dog, and wonder at times – at all that has happened in the life of this tree.

This tree was just a sapling when the first white settlers came up the river. Exploring the valleys and checking out the timber available to build houses, sawmills, barns, railroad stations, general stores, and the list continues.

This tree shaded work horses and lumberjacks, and picnics, and mules and the list goes on to the next era of automobiles and tractors that moved the country ever forward.

Personally, I would like to hear some of the tales this tree could tell.

Woodcarving Books

We have a varied collection of books on woodcarving, including duck decoys, Santa, wild west figures, animal caricatures, faces & expressions, horses, & chip carving. Also – Woodcarving for Beginners, Whittling , & deep relief carving. These books are from a private collection, and we are proud to have received them.

Sharing Pics

This is a call out to those of us who just like to snap a pic of something that sparks our creativity. If you have a pic you would like to share, please post, or if you have a pic you have framed and would like to share it at the library, just drop by and discuss it with us. We would like to keep the photo for a month to display, A local/nearby spot that visitors could identify on a hike or drive thru the area, or activity that expresses this area.

Calling all Young Cooks

If you have a young cook in your house, we may have just the book to assist in their endeavor to learn.

“The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs” from America’s Test Kitchen A New York Times #1 Best Seller 100+ recipes that you’ll love to cook .

“The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs” is a companion book that will keep everyone in the family sweeter and coming back for more.

New Arrivals

In the young reader’s area we have some amazing new books such as: “Under the Broken Sky” by Mariko Nagai. This is a story of hope and resilience during one of history’s tragic forced migrations, and reveals the emotional impact on a child and her family.

“Wrong Way Summer” by Heidi Lang. Equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking, this is a roadtrip journey and coming of age story about one girl’s struggle to understand when a lie is a lie, and when it’s something more – hope.

“Pine Island Home” by Polly Horvath. Four siblings are left on their own when their parents are washed away by a tsunami. They go to live with Aunt Martha on her farm – when tragedy strikes again. Fiona takes charge and as the responsibilities grow – she is desperate.

Happy New Year to All,

The New Year has started out with some very treacherous weather.  But now that the ice is melting, this provides a very good opportunity to come down and check out the most recent books and DVD’s we have added to our library.  Then if we get another batch of bad weather,  you will have something to keep your imagination going.