Yes, we’ve got some great books (and movies) about fathers and sons, and daughters, too. Here’s just a sample. Enjoy!
Sister Maria Celeste corresponds with her father, Galileo Galilei. A unique introduction to a brilliant family.
In 1953, Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. In 1996, his son, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, also climbed the mountain. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Norgay’s clever weaving of the parallel stories of his climb and his father’s enriches an already gripping tale.” This is also the first modern tale of ascent from the indigenous people who revere the sacred mountain. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”
It’s national biographer’s day on May 16th! Here are some new biographies to celebrate.
1.”In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie’s service…” (from Amazon summary) Soon to be available in the library!
It may still be cool and breezy, but the flowers are blooming and summer’s on the way. There are a lot of celebrations this month. For example, Mother’s day is coming up, and my colleague Karen has a great post about that below. But did you know about some of the other May celebrations and holidays? Have a quiz! In May, we celebrate:
Yes, it’s Persian New Year this week, and all over the globe, people of Persian heritage are celebrating the beginning of Spring. Of course, the library has resources to help you if you want to celebrate Persian culture, too! Here are just a few of them: Continue reading “Happy New Year!”
And poets, and harpers, and fiddlers, and dancers, and moviemakers, and–
Vampires? Yes, vampires! Did you know that Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, was Irish? You can find his book on display at the library. And that’s not all! Here are a few more Irish classics to celebrate with. Continue reading “The Land of Saints and Scholars-“