Thursday, September 20, 2012

Banned Book Week

Next week (September 30-October 6) is Banned Books Week, and this year's theme is Thirty Years of Liberating Literature.  Brutus has been looking over the display in Owosso and trying to decide which book to read.  None of them are about dogs so he may have to expand his choices a little.   So far The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn appeals to him the most.  He has overheard several staff members talking about fall vacation trips, and if he can sneak into one of their cars, he can read while traveling.  Since he has been working hard all summer, he has been whining about a little change of scenery.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Brutus Researches His Family Tree

Brutus has been busy working on his family tree.  He has been sniffing out his ancestors and finding their obituaries.  The  library's obituary index to the Argus Press has been very helpful.  He was surprised to learn that almost 105,000 names were listed.  Soon he will looking at the library's genealogical databases--Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and CLIO.  He's sure that there is a lot more information to be found if he just follows his nose.