Berne Library Notes for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Libraries are gold mines for the curious.   Those who visit the public library are able to find out how something works or why an event occurred. Books, internet, and magazines help to answer questions.  American author Bryant H. McGill said, “I have never read for entertainment, but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.”  For those who look for entertainment, the library has that too!

Have you ever wondered what would happen if terrorists and their hostages got to know each other during a crisis situation?  That is the premise of the novel Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.  The book club will be discussing this work of fiction on Sunday, June 1 at 7 p.m.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in having conversations about books.  

Curious George is the focus of story time on Tuesday, June 3 at 11 a.m.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to visit “The Man with the Yellow Hat”, a.k.a. Ms. Kathy.  There will be stories, activities, and a craft during this program. Develop literacy skills without squashing your child’s natural curiosity. 

The original series of seven books about Curious George were written and illustrated by Margret and Hans A. Rey from 1939 to 1966.  Since that time, this childhood favorite was made into a television series, short movies, and a video game.  The books still circulate frequently from the library.

While curiosity usually led George into trouble, it is often the basis of creativity.  Are you curious as to what the Friends of the Library are planning next?  Be a part of the creative process as the group discusses the ways and means for supporting the library.  Their next meeting is Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the library.

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.