We’re coming up to a long weekend, and hopefully, it’ll be nice and warm. As always, the library will be closed for a few days. Here is the schedule to keep in mind:
FRIDAY, April 18 CLOSED
SATURDAY, April 19 Open 10am – 5pm
SUNDAY, April 20 CLOSED
MONDAY, April 21 CLOSED
If you need books, movies, museum passes, etc……make sure you drop into the library by Thursday, or plan to come by on Saturday. The blue return box will NOT be outside on the days we are closed, so please keep all returns until the days we are open. Don’t worry, you won’t be charged fines for those days we aren’t here. Enjoy your long weekend!
In the early morning hours of April 15th, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank into the cold Atlantic ocean after striking an iceberg only a few hours before. It was one of the worst nautical accidents in history, and has been the center of many books, movies, and websites. We even had a special Titanic Craft Night at the library on the 100th anniversary of the sinking, where we all made our own Titanics to take home.
Today is Titanic Remembrance Day, and if you’re interested in learning more about that fateful voyage, we have lots of fascinating new books at the library about it!
Of course, there are many more to choose from, in the adult section as well as the juvenile area, so drop in and ask us where to find them. This will remain a fascinating topic for many years to come.
A friend of mine decided she wasn’t getting enough work done at home. Everything seemed too big to tackle…too much laundry, not enough time to organize the basement, clean closets could wait another season. But it started carrying over into things she really wanted to do as well, such as exercise or read that new bestseller. We often let life get in the way of things that need to be done or things we’d really like to do. There are obligations such as taking the kids to school, and unexpected demands made upon us when we least expect it (like a co-worker’s illness that requires you to work extra hours). So how can we take back some time and accomplish things? Here’s a great idea:
Do things in 10 minute increments!
I’ve been looking for a way to get more reading done–without the guilt of taking time from something I should be doing. I thought this idea of doing things in 10 minute intervals was fabulous! You plan to do something full out for 10 minutes, and then no matter what, you move on after the time is up. For reading, this is pretty easy to control….just pop in a bookmark. For bigger jobs like organizing a room, for instance, you have to be willing to accommodate leaving a bit of a mess when the time is up. But you’ll be surprised at all you can do in those short periods. And after a full morning of working in 10 minute intervals, you’ll have many things either done or under way. It sure takes the pressure off the task.
Do you have a great idea for organizing your time so that you can get more done in shorter periods? What is it? Let us know!
(Photo credit: Petradr)