Dried Apple Pie

Dried Apple Pie

I Loathe, abhor, detest, despise,
Abominate dried-apple pies.
I like good bread, I like good meat,
Or anything that’s fit to eat;
But of all the poor grub beneath the skies,
The poorest is dried apple pies.
Give me the toothache, or sore eyes,
But don’t give me dried apple pies.
The farmers takes his gnarliest fruit;
‘Tis wormy bitter, and hard, to boot;
He leaves the hulls to make us cough,
And don’t take half the peeling off.
Then on a dirty cord ’tis strung
And in a garret window hung,
And there it serves as roost for flies,
Until it’s made up into pies.
Tread on my corns, or tell me lies,
But don’t pass me dried apple pies.
~Author Unknown

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The Rainbow

The Rainbow

My Heart leaps up when I behold

A Rainbow in the sky;

So was it when my life began;

So is it now I am a Man;

So be it when I shall grow old,

Or let me die!

The Child is Father of the Man;

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety.

~ William Wordsworth

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Summer Reading Registration

Registration for our Summer Reading Program and for Volunteers is now available here on our website. Click on the tab for Summer Reading. The first form is for volunteers, and the second one is for child registration. We can not wait for summer reading.

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The Wind

The Wind

I can get through a doorway without any key,

And strip the leaves from the great oak tree.

I can drive storm-cloud and shake tall towers,

Or steal through a garden and not wake the flowers

Seas I can moves and ships I can sink;

I can carry a house-top or the sent of a pink.

When I am angry I can rave and riot;

And when I am spent, I lie quiet as quiet.

~James Reeves

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Something Left Undone

Something Left Undone
Labor with what zeal we will,
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the raising of the sun.
By the bedside, on the stair,
At the threshold, near the gates,
With its menace or its prayer,
Like a mendicant it waits;
Waits, and will not go away;
Waits, and will not be gainsaid;
By the cares of yesterday
Each to-day is heavier made;
Till at length the burden seems
Greater than our strength can bear,
Heavy as the weight of dreams,
Pressing on us everywhere.
And we stand from day to day,
Like the dwarfs of times gone by,
Who, as Northern legends say,
On their shoulders held the sky.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Poem of the Day

A Smile

Let others cheer the winning man,

There’s one I hold worth while;

‘Tis he who does the best he can,

Then loses with a smile.

Beaten he is, but not to stay

Down with the rank and file;

That man will win some other day,

Who loses with a smile.



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April’s Check Out Contest

Congratulations to Marc Evan’s for winning March’s prize for checking out a Young Adult Fiction Book.

For the month of April Check out any of Our Biography’s and you will be entered into the contest for the month.

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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.

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

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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.
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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.


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



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