I’m told I belong

One of our loyal community partners at my library workplace graciously gifted us with a very nice plaque. The director picked the place it now hangs. Even though I am not a librarian, my colleagues told me I am considered part of the order. Of this I am happy.

Snow Day! Time to stay home and be safe

The cell phone text bing brought the message that still throws an extra beat into the heart. Snow day! My library director decided it best to stay closed today. We had freezing rain overnight. Snow started topping that several hours before sunrise. Didn’t those two words make you think of spending the next eight or…

A grand time was had by all

Some of you told me in comments after seeing my excitement in my early Friday morning post that you’d like to see how the Liverpool Public Library Grand Reopening went. The community came together in a very special way. Patrons, dignitaries and staffers appreciated all the hard work of the past year. The ribbon was…

A grand design at the library

I’m heading out to a Grand Reopening celebration at my Liverpool Public Library workplace this morning. At 9 this morning, words from a podium will be spoken by officials expressing thanks to all who had a hand in making this transformation of looks and function possible. Patrons can ask staffers about stuff. Connections can flourish.…

The right feel for natural art

There was plenty of art that felt quite natural on the walls of Beaver Lake Nature Center. I took a moment or two during break from staff day from the library to capture the beauty of the work. Congratulations to all artists who earned a spot at this fabulous homage to our world.

The birds were out in full color

I wondered why so many of my library colleagues were grouped at the windows of the big room at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Then I saw the bird houses. The trees. The birds. The beautiful, magnificent birds. These were all photographed through the window panes. My dear wife Karen and I will be returning in…

Now this was a walk during a work break

They gathered us at Beaver Lake Nature Center for this year’s staff development day for the library. Between the quite wonderful speakers and learning exercises, we were given some time to explore the glorious space in Baldwinsville, N.Y. A knot of us took the Bog Trail. Laura said she knew it well. We were thankful…