When you are trying to teach a patron how to do something and they rather look at or talk on their phone…
Fall is here! I love Autumn. The brisk air, the beautiful colors…there are just so many things to love about the fall. There is just something about the season that brings a new change in all of us. And with new change, comes with new activities. Looking for ways to celebrate this yummy season? Keep yourself busy with these great fall activities:
There is nothing better than rejuvenating the soul by taking a walk outdoors. Enjoy the beautiful colors and take in the breathtaking scenery. The temperatures are cooler so walks will be more enjoyable!
Since Banned Books week is coming to a close, I thought discussing censorship would be a perfect way to end the week.
When this annual event occurs, it always amazes how underappreciated reading is in society. Really, think about it. Book lovers show appreciation for it all the time, but rest of the world? They take advantage of it and don’t really listen to what the words have to say.
Take a look at these frequently challenged books from the ALA. Can you imagine these books not being accessible to the public due to people having difficulties with what is being said. My answer to that:
Don’t read it.
As a human being, we were all endowed with free will, a choice. And we use that free will to ensure that we are making the right decisions for ourselves. So if there is something you don’t like that you are seeing or reading, that is your right. No one expects you to like everything you read. But you don’t have the right to prevent others reading from that said questionable reading material. In your opinion, you find it offensive and inappropriate but you can’t impose your own ideas on others.
Continue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Censorship”
I want to apologize for not updating as of late. I recently had some tragic events (my grandfather passing away and my beloved pet passing away a few weeks later) that has prevented me from posting as much as I would like.
It has been a hard couple of weeks so please bear with me. You’ll probably see me write more because I use my writing as a source of therapy.
Thanks again for continuing to read my blog!
(P.S. Like the photo? I placed it in because I wish I was doing that right now.)
You raise us up in the air
Our laughter gives us joy
Your smile widens
Our happiness brightens
The first time we see
The twinkle in your eye
Your visits overflow with our accomplishments
Piano keys are graced with our fingers
Your joy rises and brings
A twinkle in your eye
Time goes on
We both grow
Visits become less
But once we see each other
We yell out your name
Length of time is all but forgot
All that matters is
The twinkle in our eyes
Pain has a stronghold on us
Now that you’re gone
But our memories must endure
We will remember
The strength you gave
The happiness you bestowed
All of this we will recollect
With a twinkle in our eye