Museum Passes

This winter visit one of five nearby museums or one fantastic ski area with your Jackson Library card!

What was I scared of?

What a month it has been! Lotte and I made the trip out to the Story Book Trail on the Ellis River Trail-Eskergo. It was really excellent. We are on our third story on both trails, we try and change them weekly so families can find a new one every time they visit. Today is Dr. Suess’ birthday so the Library’s Book Trail is featuring What was I scared of? and Jackson Ski trail has Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that type. You do not have to be under 3 feet tall to find these magical – give them a shot!

You know how some performers never get over stage fright? Barbra Streisand rarely performs because of it? I can relate because when a book I have bought for the Library doesn’t get checked out, I am sure I am a professional failure. There is usually at least one per month. So, to improve my stats, I’ve spent a bit of extra time selecting books for you this month. I like to have books on the day they are released, but I thought I would try only doing that with really popular authors, Bohjalian and Box, this month. And for the lesser known I also look into February or January to see what readers are loving but that maybe flew under the radar. I’m hoping this will help to buy things that are a pleasant surprise!

I read several books this month. The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz was a fascinating exploration of the events leading to the murder of Stanford White. I recommend it for nonfiction fans. I devoured The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley. It’s the 4th in her series of each volume focusing on the history of seven adopted sisters. Fantastic historical fiction, all of them. I’ve been listening to Being Mortal for our Book Group and, I have to admit, I’m really enjoying it more than I thought. It’s full of essential information and recommendations for how we age in this country.

Hey, if you have read this far you are a devoted library fan and book lover – I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a Good Reads group for the Library. If you would be interested, please follow me on Good Reads so I can read out to you.

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