April is National Poetry Month

Check back every Wednesday and Saturday for a new Poem. We have a nice selection here in the library of Poetry Books as well.

            Fragment
Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you her, root and all, in my hand,
Little Flower – but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.
~Alfred Tennyson

Peanut Trivia

Some Peanut Trivia:

  • Peanuts are actually not nuts but legumes grown underground.
  • The U.S. is the third largest producer of peanuts (Georgia and Texas are the two major peanut-producing states). China and India are the first and second largest producers, respectively.
  • More than half of the American peanut crop goes into making peanut butter.
  • U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson were peanut farmers.
  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • Americans eat around 700 million pounds of peanut butter per year (about 3 pounds per person).
  • An average American child eats 1,500 PB&J sandwiches before graduating from high school.

Spanish Club Registration is now Open

Registration is now open for our Summer Spanish Club. Classes start May 30th starting at 9am – 9:50am. The classes will be every Wednesday and Saturday thru June 30th.

Course Description:

Spanish 1. This course will enable students to communicate in Spanish using fundamentals of basic vocabulary and phrases, pronunciation, reading and writing. The student will also define cultural characteristics inherent to the target culture, and study the relevance as it reflects on the students’ own life.

Topics

1. Greetings, culture greetings.

2. Spanish alphabet.

3. Questions words.

4. Numbers 0-60.

5. Nouns and articles.

6. Subject Pronouns.

7. Present tense- Ser (to be).

8. Telling time.

Remember space is limited, can only have 20 participants. Please fill out our registration form online. If you have any question please feel free to reach the Library Director Samantha by e-mail at books@tctelco.net

 

 

March Irish Traditions!!!

It has been a very productive day in the Library. Already put out 13 New Books, took over 60 out of the shelf and the computer and reset some clocks.  Busy, busy and the day isn’t over yet.
And since St. Patrick’s is Saturday today’s Irish Tradition is about the Lucky 4 Leaf Clover. I myself have never been lucky enough to find one of this trick little green plants. But it is pretty impossible to find. Here is a website that will tell you 15 Facts about these little stinkers. Maybe now we can find us some luck!!!

March is Here!!!!

March is here, which mean’s I will be posting some new stuff this month!!! This month is going to be Irish Traditions. Why you ask, well March is the month of the Irish!!! Saturday if you are on our Facebook page I got wrapped up in doing my newest bulletin board and didn’t get anything posted. I know bad me right! But yesterday found a video showing Irish River Dancing. If you have never seen any River Dancing, it is mesmerizing. But that was yesterday, and today is Wednesday.

So for today’s Irish Tradition, I thought it would be more of an informative day!! So I looked up the Top 5 Author’s from Ireland according to ranker.com. And here we go!!!
#5: Oscar Wilde: Wrote The Importance of being Earnest
#4: Jonathan Swift: Wrote Gulliver’s Travel’s
#3: Thomas Kinsella: Wrote the Oxford Book for Irish Verses
#2: James Joyce: Wrote Ulysses
And the #1 according to ranker.com is………
Ben Stoker, He wrote Dracula. Not for sure if I can watch the movie now anymore. I will want Dracula with an Irish accent!!!

How many of these have you read??

Going to go Low Carb today.

Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to eat sweets. I myself am diabetic, and recently started a Low Carb diet. Diabetes effects not only myself but a few of my patrons. It is a daily struggle for many of us who are having problems getting their sugar under control.    So today, for those of us that are doing diet’s for weight reason’s or for health benefits I have found a Chocolate Silk Pie that all can enjoy.

Pot Pie

Pot Pie: A pot pie is a type of meat pie with a top crust, generally made in a pot, consisting of flaky pastry.

We are still in winter……kind of!!! Even thought the next few days it won’t feel like it. And one of my favorite pies for winter time is a Pot Pie. And I am not picky chicken, turkey, beef, I will eat them all. So with so many pot pies out their, I went with a Chicken Pot Pie for today’s Recipe for Pie Month. Maybe I should have waited until I had lunch, now I am starving.