Friday, May 26, 2006

Emotionally Healthy Children

Children's self-respect and feelings of self worth -- those are the goals of parental interactions that will be taught June 12 at a special program at the Main Library for parents of children ages 6 to 12. The program is titled "Basis of Children's Emotional Health." The teacher will be organizational development educator Willa Starks, ACSW, LCSW, and the class will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Silent Reading Room on the second floor. Registration is requested by calling 421-1215, but it is not required.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Who won the Adult Poetry Contest?

Read the winning poems at the Social Sciences & Humanities/Readers' Services page under What's New.

Three Honorable Mention awards were given:
Third place was awarded to:
  • Katherine Louise Kelly for "New Home."
Second place was awarded to:
First place was also awarded to:

Look for more poetry-related programming next spring!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The best of the Web

The 10th annual Webby award winners have been posted. I especially enjoy the 'Best Practices' section - the sites nominated there are part of the much hyped Web 2.0 phenomenon. They offer clean interfaces, simple navigation, and put the user in control with features like 'tagging'. If you want to know what's useful - or trendy - online, this is a great place to start.

Closed on Sundays for the Summer

That's right, from now until September 10, the Main Library will be closed on Sundays. Here is a list of the Top 10 Things library employees do on those summer Sundays when we aren't at the library. (You may enjoy them too.)

10. Picnic in the park with our colleagues
9. Read the books we borrowed from the library
8. Shave our legs
7. Ride the Harley up to Ann Arbor
6. Go to the zoo with the family
5. Paint a bedroom with inspiration from the design magazines
4. Play tennis, softball, name it.
3. Go for a bike ride or walk along the Rivergreenway
2. Work our second job :(
and the #1 thing we do: Daydream with our toes tangled in the dandelions.