Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Bite of the Big Apple

Read Charlotte Canelli's entire column in the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin this week.

This week we are spending the school vacation in New York and have brought along another 11 year old, a classmate of Colin’s. These sixth-grade boys aren’t going to be impressed with any high society tearoom, any amount of high-stepping dancers or any well-pressed and spotless cloth napkin at the Plaza Hotel. More up their alley are one of the biggest ToysRUs in the USA, the NYC Hard Rock CafĂ© and the impressive Museum of Natural History. With four days in New York I needed to find more suggestions geared to pre-teen boys.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Valentine For YOU

Read Marie Lydon's entire column in the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin this week.


As this is Valentine’s week, I thought it would be nice to spotlight some of the people and things we love about working here. One is the job itself, which contrasts with the Jan. 5 news report in USA Today that “only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work, the lowest level ever recorded in 22 years of surveys.”

This is depressing news and makes me think how unfulfilling it would be to go to a job every day that you did not enjoy or find interesting. The other is the people we meet, which brings home to me why many of us have been here much longer than we ever thought possible.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

In Plain English

Read Charlotte Canelli's entire column in the Norwood Bulletin and Transcript this week.


The staff here at the library tolerates me. I toss down a publication or make webpage edits and my careless errors are scattered throughout. I humbly accept and make the suggested changes and vow time and time again that I will learn to be less careless. There are, however, always errors that get through and there are moments of regret. Sometimes I chuckle, but more often I cringe.