Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Discussion

Brutus has been busy reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for next week's discussion (Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Owosso Branch). He hopes that lots of people are enjoying the book as much as he is. He thought that the part about the Nazis not allowing the people to keep their pets was very sad. He wants to know how anyone could be so mean that they wouldn't want a cute dog? (Cats are another story, although he did feel sorry for Muffin and the little girl who owned her). He also thinks that he'd rather eat dog food than Potato Peel Pie!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shoveling snow

Brutus was excited to see all the snow so he could wear his new scarf the kids made for him at the last craft program at the Durand branch. The next craft time at Durand is scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 12. Kids can stop in and make a craft anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. Brutus is looking forward to making a valentine craft for his sweetheart, but he won't tell the staff who his sweetheart is. We'll have to wait and see!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Brutus has never actually seen one of these creatures, but he did ask the staff for a picture. Now he wants to know why groundhogs have a holiday, but dogs don't. (Did you know that according to Wikipedia in some ancient European weather lore the prognosticator is a badger or a bear?) He feels that dogs(and especially himself) are better looking and more personable. Brutus doesn't believe that groundhogs can predict the weather either: Michigan always has at least 6 more weeks of winter. Brutus is hoping for an early spring so that he can visit outside the library ocassionally (and he vows to chase any emerging groundhogs out of the library).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Craft Programs for Kids

Brutus had a fun time at the craft program last week at the Durand Memorial Branch when he helped the kids decorate fleece scarves. Some of the kids decorated their scarves with snowflake and mitten patterns, and because the scarves were blue and white, some decorated them with D's for Durand. The kids had to explain to Brutus that the D's didn't stand for dogs. Mostly Brutus was happy being wrapped up in a warm, fleece scarf.

The next craft program in Durand will be held during Presidents' Day weekend, on Friday, Feb. 12 from 2-5 p.m. Brutus is hoping Brenda comes up with a craft to make dog beds but she is thinking of a Valentine's Day craft.