Author Archive

What You Wish For

August 15, 2020

47D176BD-C133-44A5-8B33-1197A98366D7Just finished this amazing book by Katherine Center. It’s a story of love, and loss, and trauma, and emotions, but most of all – joy. A quote from one of the characters, “Pay attention to the things that connect you with joy,” I found to be particularly meaningful. Everyone has sadness and hurt and dark places that may sometimes threaten our well-being, but focusing on the things that bring joy to our lives can help to bring us out of those scary places. That philosophy seems to be the novel’s message to the reader, and I found it very uplifting. Be kind to your self and read this “feel good” story … You deserve it!

Daybydayny.org

August 10, 2020

Daybydayny.org is a site run by the NY State Library for children, with songs and free online book offerings daily. It has lists of additional sites for kids to explore for online reading, games and more.

The Paley Center for Media

April 16, 2020

paleyFormerly called the Museum of Television and Radio, the Paley Center for Media  is located in NYC on West 52nd Street. Though it is currently closed, there are tons of YouTube videos of interviews with many television stars and clips from shows and movies over the years to keep you busy for quite a while. Check them out here.

Treasures from the Permanent Collection

April 9, 2020

Pierpont-Morgans-LibraryJoin the Morgan docents as they lead you on a personal guided tour of the Morgan Library & Museum. You must register on their website for a free ticket and invitation to the Zoom website, which is easy to use. You have a choice of two times at the present: Friday, April 10 @ 12:30pm or Friday, April 17 @ 12:30pm. I plan on taking advantage of this as well…

Tolkien

April 9, 2020

filmI recently watched the film “Tolkien” about the famous author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is a fascinating glimpse into his life, and the actor Nicholas Hoult, who portrayed J.R.R.Tolkien, did a wonderful job bringing his character to life. For anyone interested, Kanopy has a documentary about the influence of the places Tolkien loved on his creation of the world of “Middle Earth”. It was my first time using this library movie resource, and was very easy to use, which is always a plus! You just need your library card and pin number to sign up.


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