On Was library coffee shop criticism misguided?
Greg - thanks for looking back and forward at this issue ... and I believe that criticism is usually helpful on some level. At the time that the coffee shop was being imagined and heavens help us - the idea of beverages IN the library ... I remember wondering (with some trepidation) where it would end up. Guess what. It's great. It's amazing. I am constantly hearing positive comments about our beautiful library from not only Janesville residents, but from visitors. In fact, last night a man from Toronto stopped by the Children's desk - he was incredibly impressed with the entire building - the beauty as well as the services. He said our library was well-above anything in his area.The thing I love the most about our library is how it is in constant use by every segment of our city ... young parents to grandparents, college students, business people, teens, babies, teachers, job seekers, rich, poor, etc...Yes, at times it's a hullaballoo in there - and sometimes it's so quiet you can hear people thinking. It's not the 1924 library - our expectations have changed as a society and will continue to change. I hope the library continues to be a place for people to gather.Thank you, Janesville for supporting the library. If you want more input - why not join the FRIENDS of the library?
On Zombie Prom
Sorry! It's at Hedberg in Janesville ... let all your zombie friends know! -Jamie
On Janesville woman enjoys creating Valentine’s Day artwork
Jackie - I love your art ... it's so friendly. I also love your puzzles! *Cheers* to you - and to your lovely art!
On Banned Words from 2011
MrsJoe... funny ... but that's exactly why they need a cave (did you read EMMO's rules? Yikes). Just shove all that "stuff" in there and certainly don't clean it!
On Novel thoughts
Hey Catherine ... stop by the Children's Desk at HPL and I'll find you a ton of books about gardens (fiction) for kids, teens, and adults! ... some of my favorites? Garden for a Groundhog, My Garden, and The Secret Garden ... to name a few ... It's a bit hard to imagine spring when we haven't had any snow yet!
saxcat70 ... agreed!
On Missed me, missed me, now you've got to kiss me
I missed you! You're my favorite blogger!! :)
On What movies are on your list this holiday season?
"Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows" was excellent - and funny ... we all enjoyed it - from 12 yrs. old to Grandma ... even better than the first Sherlock Holmes movie.
On Did you make it down to Rotary Gardens?
We go every year ... we went on the 23rd this year ... glad they got the advertising grant etc ... but man, it was sooooooo crowded we couldn't really enjoy anything inside (shoulder to shoulder crowds) and it was pretty crazy outside too ... still, the kids loved the animals, and the lights reflecting on the water were fabulous! We'll have to try to go on a less popular day next year.
On My Favorite Christmas Books
SarahB - yes, I do remember feeling really bad that the little angel was an angel (and I seem to remember that the other angels weren't very nice to him - not proper angel behavior at all)... but the illustrations had sparkles mixed in ... which I liked ...
Onelife - HA! Yes - that catalog was a BIG DEAL ... now we get about 50 BILLION in the mail and none are as wonderful as my memories of that Sears Christmas book...
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