February 25, 2010 —
It’s winter here in Michigan And the gentle breezes blow Sixty miles an hour
At seventeen below.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful So I guess I’ll hang around
I could never leave my Michigan “Cause I’m frozen to the ground!”
— Unknown Author
Yes, it is February and it is COLD! Over one hundred people braved the cold on Tuesday for our “We Love our Patrons” day at the Hudson Public Library. Great food made by staff, board members, and library friends was enjoyed by all. We offer thanks to Main Street Florist for gaily wrapping all of our door prizes for the festive occasion. Library Board President Cindy Comer was on hand at the end of the day to draw the winning names. Winners are as follows: The Hot Chocolate Goody Bags were won by Dick Geeting, Jessica Kaferty, and Bud Fowler, book door prizes were; Wicked by Maguire won by Marcy Griffith, E.B. White Children’s Trio won by Trisha Patrick, Summerhill Secrets by Beverly Lewis won by Jean Coleman, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer won by Betty Crup, Marley and Me by Grogan won by Andrea Shaffer, Eat Right for Your Type by Dr. Adamo won by Jim Driskill, A Single Rose by Barbara Delinsky was won by Jan Fisher, and another copy won by Mary Enerson. We thank everyone who dropped in and everyone who helped make the day a success.
Some new titles that have arrived this week for your reading pleasure are: The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman donated by Jean Coleman.
Several mystery novels donated by Hazel Pray Monahan are; A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow, Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton, and The Chocolate Jewel Case by JoAnna Carl.
Suspense thrillers donated by Dave Briggs are; I Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter and First Rule: A Joe Pike Novel by Robert Crais.
Anonymous donations are; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dating by Dr. Judy Kurlansky, Hungers of the Heart: A Vampire Tale by Jenna Black, Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister, and Ringing In Murder: A Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery by Kate Kingsbury.
Children’s books; Disney Dreams Under the Sea donated by Dinah Horwath and The Berenstain Bears on the Moon by Stan and J an Berenstain donated by Ambrose Horwath.
In our local history collection; Civil War Railroads: Pictorial Story of the Iron Horse 1861-1865, A True Story of railroads and men in the Civil War by Geo. B. Abdill donated and placed in the library in Honor of My Good Friend and Student of the American Civil War, The War Between the States, Bruce Coleman; My Best to Him from Jim Findlay.
In our local history collection donated by the Ray Smith Family are; Plymouth Colony: It’s History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton, and Hanes/Altenburg and Allied Families Vol. I and II compiled and indexed by Roselyn I. Wells Genealogy Records.
In our American History section; The Fire Service: History, Traditions, and Beyond by J.A. Rhodes donated by Ray Lennard.
For the cooks and bakers in the community, now is a good time to heat up the kitchen and test new recipes. New food network cookbooks from book sale proceeds are; Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites by Giada de Laurentiis and Good Eats: The Early Years with more than 140 Recipes by Alton Brown.
And for our movie buffs; Nim’s Island in widescreen starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium in widescreen starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, and Eragon in wide screen starring Jeremy Irons, Rachel Weisz, Joss Stone, Ed Speleers, and Sienna Guilory.
If you get a chance, stop in and browse among our books, magazines, newspapers, audio books, and movies on DVD. These are all wonderful reasons to stay home during cold winter evenings and bitter weekends. We are recreation for your mind! If you need home-bound delivery, please call us at 517-448-3801.