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Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Pooh and the Philosophers by John Tyerman Williams This books sets out to prove that the whole of Western philosophy – from the ancient Greeks to the existentialists – may be found in the works of A.A. Milne. Throughout the book “The Great Bear” is said to illuminates the most […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Heavens to Betsy! & other curious sayings by Charles Earle Funk Ever notice how colorful our language is? You might be familiar with “to go scotfree”, “ride the gravy train”, “pain in the neck”, “Sam Hill”. These phrases and more appear in this book to give you an idea of […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Niki Anderson This book will make you want to curl up near a sunny window with fabulous feline insights like these: – When you’re frightened, arch your back and believe you’re a lot bigger. – When life gets intense, get out […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

The Hip Mama Survival Guide – by Ariel Gore hip 1.adj. slang: Aware; Informed 2.n. The part of the human body projecting below the waist on either side, formed by the upper femur 3.n. A place where young children sit when tired of walking 4.n. The fruit (red when ripe) […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Iridology: How the Eyes Reveal Your Health and Your Personality -by Dorothy Hall   The eyes have it…… … an astounding key to understanding your health, emotional state and even your basic personality. Every part of the body, Dorothy Hall demonstrates, relates to a specific area of the iris, the […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

A thin, bespectacled man approaches from the far corner of the bed, from behind the curtain.  He pauses, his eyes held steady to the buckles securing your legs to the mattress, to his will, as though seeking reassurance in restraints.  A hand drifts absentminded, to scratch the bridge of his […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

It turns out that all those flag-burning hippies really were Communists.  You were right McCarthy!  I’ve just discovered a remarkably troubling book, The Gravediggers by Phyllis Schlafly, that has left me scrambling to find a flag to wave.  Into the bomb-shelter!  Where’s my gas mask?  To arms, to arms!  The […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Rats.  The word alone is enough to cause fear, paranoia, suspicion and pain.  An expression of frustration.  Sneaky devils in the dark.  Vermin hordes that know no bounds.  They breed freely, without discretion, in nearly every corner of the globe.  Multiplying.  Conquering.  With dreams of world domination they cross oceans […]

First Story Hour of the Season

First Story Hour of the Season

 Story Hour at Seward Community Library will resume Friday, September 12th at 10:30am, and continue each Friday throughout the school year.  This first story hour has the intriguing title of Things with Warts.  You’ll have to come to find out!  Story Hour is geared to children ages 3-6; however siblings […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

In the words of that gentle mountain minstrel, Skunkrat Steve: “If it’s good enough for a hobo, it’s good enough for you. So open up that can of beans, and pass that mountain dew.” Boy, now that just melts the 1/6 of my heart that’s pure hillbilly. But before anyone […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Throughout the past few weeks, I’ve received scattered reports about town of newly forged, “Maximized Men” who seem, by having reached their divinely ordained potential, to have gotten a bit big for their britches. In the hope of countering such a chest-baring surge of salt ‘n swagger, I spent many […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

It’s no secret that a high-energy session of karaoke brings joy to millions of Japanese citizens.  As an exhilarating pastime, it has become a national sensation, capturing the hearts and minds of people all over the country, from all walks of life.  And why not?  Pretending to be Japanese pop […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Merlot. Chocolate. Blueberries. Lasagna. Romantic? Perhaps. But dangerous? Definitely. Though you might give pause to hear it, this seemingly innocent entourage of edibles has all the makings for total disaster. Why, ever since the first cavewoman donned the first sleek, satin zebra skin wedding gown, food has not always been […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

            From deep within the bowels of the Library, a grunt is heard.  Scratching.  A rustle.  Another grunt.  Wafts of stale malted beverage and pork rinds emanate from the far corner, where I’ve just shelved a few of those bawdy romance novels that always seem to trickle in Monday mornings.  […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

This week’s Weird Book is dedicated to all of those that love freedom.  If you were just inspired to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance by all means do so, but before we start singing America the Beautiful in three-part harmony, I should tell you that we’re talking […]