Friday Posts

Just a mish-mash of items today.

Tomorrow is Squirrel Appreciation Day, and Miss Lisa is setting up a display of books about squirrels. I don’t know about you, but I do not appreciate squirrels, especially when they’re upside-down on my bird feeder scoffing the sunflower seeds. But when we were in Scotland, we saw many signs about the infestation of American gray squirrels, who were crowding out the traditional Scottish red squirrels (think Beatrix Potter’s Squirrel Nutkin). Here is a link from Blue Planet about the Red Squirrel.

Tomorrow, at 11:00 and 1:00, Symphony Tales will be at the Mattapoisett Public Library. If you can’t make those performances, we will be hosting this wonderful family event on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11:00. If you can’t make either one, Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion will be hosting this program in early March.

Be sure to stop by the Wanderer’s web page to vote on the Groundhog Day covers. I’m not pushing anyone to vote for anything in particular, but one of our patrons has entered an extremely beautiful cover featuring Our Little Library and the Wonderful Staff. Just sayin’. As they say on “Cute Overload” (one of our favorite websites), “Vote, vote, vote, like a baby stoat!”

The Nonfiction Book Group had a lively and spirited discussion last night about The Other Wes Moore. Next month’s book is Mark Kurlansky’s Cod. A book about a fish? Yes, and it’s an interesting one to boot. So drop by and pick up a fish.

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