Judy Petrosillo

In the picture book “Groundhog Stays Up Late” by Margery Cuyler, the groundhog plays instead of preparing for winter. This procrastination causes problems for his winter hibernation.

A current debate examines the value of teaching cursive writing in our schools. The Common Core initiative requires keyboarding skills but fails to mention cursive writing.

The word corn was used in the past to signify the most-used grain of a specific place.

Which is warmer to wear on your hands, mittens or gloves?

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” These words are often attributed to Winston Churchill although The Churchill Centre’s research database does not contain them.

In this age of text messaging, the idea of setting aside a day for writing letters seems bizarre. Yet, Monday, Dec. 7, is National Letter Writing Day.

In the United States, the fourth Thursday of November is the designated day for giving thanks.  However, daily appreciation of people and things in your life would be more appropriate.

“To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain,” said author Louis L'Amour. 

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone,” said musician Reba McEntire. In case you haven't guessed, bones is the library theme for this week.  

What is cooler than being cool? Having a Berne Public Library card.


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