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  • Post date: September 9, 2013

    1. : quack 2
    2. : one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability : fraud, faker

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: September 5, 2013

    On September 17, 1787 the Constitution of the United States was signed by our Founding Fathers. This document is now revered all over the world.

    In 2004 Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17th as "Constittution Day". The bill also requires that all institutions which receive federal funds must host an educational program to honor the day. To learn more about Constitution Day follow the link below:
    http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/

    To get your own FREE constitution downloaded to your phone visit this site: https://itunes.apple.com/app/u...

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: September 3, 2013

    a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 28, 2013

    Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I was only 4 months old when he delivered the speech, but it seems as if I can remember it crystal clear. Of course I realize it's really because of how often the speech has been played since that day. Dr. King's speech is one of the most memorable speeches in the world. This speech still has impact on us today. We are still waiting for the whole dream to materialize. Dr. King was a man filled with love for humanity and love for freedom and justice. He sacrificed his ALL for a cause which he believed in.

    A few years ago, I was honored with an MLK Humanitarian award. I reveal this not to boast, but to share. The award was given to me by the...

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 27, 2013

    Lexi Smart wakes up one morning with a headache and finds that three years of her life have vanished! To add to her woes, she has also lost the two things in her past life that she valued most: her friends and her flat.

    From the first page, the reader is captured. Sophie Kinsella’s "Remember Me" includes all the ingredients hopeless romantics love: a pretty protagonist; a handsome hero type; elegant living and mild adventure.

    Lexi starts out as a very conventional young lady who is not happy with her routine life. She has a low paying job, a boyfriend we immediately want her to drop. Even his name is fitting – “Loser Dave”. Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s pretty predictable. You may even officially classify it as a “...

    Tags: amnesia, romance
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 26, 2013

    1: using both hands with equal ease
    2: unusually skillful : versatile
    3: characterized by duplicity : double-dealing

    Tags: word; week
    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 12, 2013

    Serendipity
    : the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for

    (picture and definition taken from Merriam-Webster.com)

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 12, 2013

    Banned Books Week is coming! This event will be celebrated September 22nd through the 28th. Banned Books Week is a week long event celebrating our freedom to read. It is backed by the American Library Association (ALA). Look for more on this event later!

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 12, 2013

    Harold Fry is a very average, retired, British man. There is nothing exciting or out of the ordinary about him. In fact, if anything, his extreme ordinariness is the only thing that screams at the reader in the first chapters. Rachel Joyce's "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry", reveals to the world that we all can have an impact and make a mark in this world, if we follow our hearts.

    The book starts with Harold sitting at the table having a most dull breakfast – toast. His (just as ordinary) nagging wife interrupts his thoughts with an announcement of, “Post!” signifying that he has mail. The letter is from Queenie Hennessy, a friend he has not heard from in years. It is this letter, which causes a shift in the story....

    Posted By: aravenell3
  • Post date: August 9, 2013

    Muntz library is now featuring a display on LBJ Day. What is LBJ Day? It is Lyndon Baines Johnson Day. He was the 36th President of the United States. LBJ Day is a paid holiday for Texas government employees. The day is commemorated on August 27th each year - which is President Johnson's birthday. People celebrating this day have programs, parties and other events. This year marks the 40th year of the celebration.

    Included in the exhibit are various pictures from ArtStor and the internet, books and authentic artifacts from the Library Archives. Books in the display may be checked out upon request.

    Posted By: aravenell3

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