Saturday, March 23, 2013

Calling all Bookworms

 Do you scribble in the margins furiously while disagreeing with somebody’s opinion? Do you highlight lovely quotes to text to your beloved?  Does the thought of writing in a crisp new book horrify you?

We're conducting a broad survey of reader habits and attitudes about marginalia.  If you’d like to share your opinion, please follow this link:

It should take about 15 minutes and will be really helpful to us. Please pass this on widely to any other book-lovers (or any weird book-haters) you know.

Friday, March 15, 2013

World Storytelling Day

Join us in Cayon Park at the cabin for a treat that involves Monrovia history and the Legend of Sara McGee. There will be a short walk after the program.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Quick - How Many Women in Science and Math Can You Name?

If your mind went blank for a moment, you're not alone. OK, so you dredged up Marie Curie for her radiation work. Maybe Hypatia as the first recognized female mathematician. Mmmm. What about women in the space program (and not just astronauts)? Or women who ruled large business empires? This month our cultural display celebrates Women's History Month. Add your vote for your favorite women in science, math, politics, sports, business or anything else you can think of. Use the comment section to start a lively discussion. And come to the library to see the collection of books in the lobby - just waiting for you to check them out.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Some People Have All the Luck

Our generous library board member who sponsors the orphan elephants for the library is in Africa right now. She's not only visiting our orphans to check on them personally, she's also touring and taking photo safaris. Why does she have all the luck? Not only did she get to tuck little Lemoyian in for nap time, but she also got to kiss a giraffe on the nose. A giraffe. on. the. nose. She's been sending back images as she goes. Cape buffalo, rhinos, cheetahs, lions, giraffes and of course, our babies.