Dear Reader: Happy Mother’s Day!

In case you forgot, this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Even if your mom says, “Don’t go to any trouble on my account.”, that’s not what she really means. You have until 5:00 today to enter the Friends’ Chocolate Basket raffle. You could get mom some nice Lindt chocolate and a fondue pot all in a cute basket for just $1.00. Maybe she’ll share some chocolate with you. Come in and get a ticket or two. It benefits the Friends. You can pick up a Lindt chocolate truffle while you’re here. The Friends are selling them for $.50 each, and they’re going fast. We’ll be getting more on Monday, but why wait. (Image courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com)

Coming up: the Trustees will be meeting on Saturday, 5/12, at 8:30 a.m., and welcoming our newest Trustees Jen Kulak and Mary Levenson. After that, the Junior Friends will be meeting and preparing bookmarks about the Summer Reading Program. These bookmarks will be distributed to all children at RMS along with other materials about “Dream Big – Read!”, this year’s summer program. Miss Lisa is putting together a pretty amazing summer for the kids, and don’t forget the teens and adults parts, too. Jen has assembled nice gift bags for the teen and adult winners. Sign-up starts when school ends.

Also coming up, the Nonfiction Book Group will discuss The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua on Thursday, May 17. This is their last book for the summer. We will start again in September with A Night to Remember, by Walter Lord.

Lastly, Mother’s Day has me thinking of mothers in literature. Here is a short list of some of my favorites: Marmee (Little Women); Caroline Ingalls (Little House series); Marilla Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables); the mother in Swallows and Amazons. Post a comment if you have any you’d like to suggest.

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