We were pleasantly surprised to see the authors of Botanical Beauty and The Hope Chest stop by and leave a comment on our photos of their books this week. We also had a great time playing with pencils and crayons for #NationalPencilDay and #NationalCrayonDay this week, but we're not really looking forward to #SpringCleaning this weekend.
The weather is going to be lovely! What will you read while you're soaking up the sun this weekend? Leave a comment and let us know and your book could be featured on our #ShelfLife feed next week!
Today is National Pencil Day! We're celebrating this humble writing instrument by re-reading I AM A PENCIL: A TEACHER, HIS KIDS, AND THEIR WORLD OF STORIES by Sam Swope. #NationalPencilDay #ShelfLife #bookstagram #pencil #amwriting #amreading #teaching #samswope #education #librarygardens #librariesofinstagram
The artifacts of women's lives serve as the framework for THE HOPE CHEST by @viola_shipman. The book explores the bond between Mattie Tice, a landscape architect whose life and livelihood have been taken away by ALS, and Rose Hoffs, a single mom who is hired as Mattie's caregiver. . What begins as a job for Rose becomes the family she's been missing as she and her daughter, Jeri, grow close to Mattie and her husband. When Mattie's hope chest is rediscovered in the attic of the Tice's beach cottage, it opens up a flood of memories of happier times, reminding Mattie of the value and importance of hope. . #ShelfLife #bookstagram #violashipman #waderouse #thehopechest #womenslit #womensfiction #fiction #family #grief #hope
Former lifestyle editor of American Girl magazine @aubreandrus shares recipes for organic beauty and health products, demonstrating how to use natural ingredients, from sea salt to beeswax, to make scrubs, lotions, toothpaste and more in BOTANICAL BEAUTY: 80 ESSENTIAL RECIPES FOR NATURAL SPA PRODUCTS. Find it on our shelves this week! #ShelfLife #bookstagram #spa #americangirlmagazine #teenreads #tweenreads
Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy who met with and facilitated the plots of Germans who were trying to destroy the country’s leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period. . AGENT 110: AN AMERICAN SPYMASTER AND THE GERMAN RESISTANCE IN WWII by Scott Miller explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany’s enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles’s negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments. . Now Miller brings to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history—of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future. . #ShelfLife #nonfiction #history #WWII #europe #espionage #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram
Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day and we’d like to remind all local businesses that you can find books, research databases, legal forms, and more to help you run and grow your business at the library. . Pictured here are SPARK & HUSTLE by @toryjohnson, IT’S YOUR BUSINESS by @jj.ramberg, and DO IT! MARKETING by David Newman. . #momandpopbusinessownersday #smallbiz #shopsmall #shoplocal #fcplstories
Today is #NationalCrayonDay! While we're tempted to do a little #adultcoloring, we've decided to read THE CRAYON BOX THAT TALKED by Shane DeRolf. The last few pages offer sage advice for coloring and for life: "We are a box of crayons, Each one of us unique, But when we get together...The picture is complete." #ShelfLife #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #crayonday #crayons
If you're planning a spring cleaning session this weekend, check out LET IT GO: DOWNSIZING YOUR WAY TO A RICHER, HAPPIER LIFE by Peter Walsh. The book offers practical tips to help you identify the objects and mementos that will bring you real happiness, and the rest that you should let go. #ShelfLife #amreading #fridayreads #springcleaning #bookstagram