The library has children’s materials to help divorcing parents deal with their children’s questions and fears. There are two types of these materials: first, books written for the parents, to give advice and comforting tips to the stressed parents. Second, there are books written for children, to teach these young ones about divorce and to reassure them concerning the changes happening in their environment. This column lists those written for parents.
We had a great meeting this week of the Jane Austen Book Club. Thanks go to English native Mary Wyatt, who made delicious salmon and cucumber sandwiches and Jean Davis who provided the food. Mary regaled us with stories about England and her memories of English teatimes. We had 10 people join us for the tea and also the discussion of Mansfield Park. We also had two different versions of MP running on video.
Don’t miss this year’s Big Read selection, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya!
No, we don’t mean that the cat needs an ice bath nor that it is the latest model on the catwalk. We mean that, among pet owners, cats are now the most popular, having finally lapped dogs in the race for America’s affections: there are officially more cats than dogs in American homes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 81.7 million cats and only 72 million dogs. However, there are more dog owners than cat owners—surely a testimony to the cat lovers’ desire for more than one feline!