Thursday, January 20, 2022

How to Attract Backyard Birds

I love watching the birds at my backyard birdfeeder but a few weeks ago I grew concerned when I spotted a small brown-headed nuthatch acting very un-birdlike. 

When approached, he didn’t fly off and he didn’t seek shelter when it began to rain. I put out a cardboard box hoping that drying off would improve the situation but the little bird remained stationary. I didn’t notice any injuries and so I suspect he flew into a window. It’s one of the most common ways birds are injured.  

Do you know what to do if you discover an injured bird? 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Book Explorers - A New Book Club for Kindergarten to Grade 3

Book Explorers! A brand new book club for grades K-3 (older siblings welcome, too!). Join us on Tuesday, January 25, at the Cumming library from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will read the selected story, discuss it, and then do crafts and STEM activities related to the book.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Staff Picks: Instinct by Jason M. Hough - Adult Fiction

Instinct by Jason M. Hough 

Silvertown, Washington is a small town with a big love of conspiracy theories. 

Silvertown’s newest resident, Officer Mary Whittaker, finds herself the only law official in town when the chief of police takes a leave of absence after the unusual and tragic death of a teenager. On Mary’s watch, the mountain town of only 602 sees a sudden and statistically improbable slew of accidents, near misses, and strange deaths. 

What’s causing Silvertown’s residents to act so strangely and forgo their own survival instincts?  Theories range from cell phone tower transmissions to alien mind control. Fans of television shows like Stranger Things and The X Files will enjoy reading about all the weird goings-on in this modern-day thriller.   

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist