I saw this piece on BookRiot about “Literary Crochet” recently. Amigurumi, the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed dolls and animals, has been around a while, and of course crocheting blankets and scarves has been around much longer. I’m also pretty sure it’s a law that if you have two or more hobbies or interests, you *must* combine them at some point. Therefore, it was inevitable that we would see our favorite scenes and characters show up in crochet eventually.
This week the Division92 Little Free Library is featuring the songbooks of Sandra Boynton. You probably know her best from her massively popular card:
Did you know she also writes (and co-writes) children’s songs? And convinces hugely popular celebrities to sing them? We’re putting out her first three songbooks. Unfortunately, the CDs are missing from each of the books. HOWEVER! You can find the songs on YouTube! For instance:
Where else can you hear Kate Winslet & Weird Al Yankovic singing a duet? When was the last time you heard Scott Bakula sing? What other album contains performances by both Hootie & the Blowfish AND Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme?
Tonight was the second installment of Short Story & Movie Night. We read the short story It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich. About 13 pages long, there’s not a lot of mystery to it, but it’s a good solid basic murder story.
Then we got together and watched Rear Window, with Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Raymond Burr.
Again, three of the four of us hadn’t seen the movie before, and none of us had read the story before.
The film definitely kept most of the story’s elements, and what it changed, we all felt changed for the better. The two female characters in the movie didn’t exist in the story, and added a great deal to the film – in no small part because they were living breathing human characters, and not just “sexy lamps” or “dark action girl“. Because of their addition, some of the action from the story got rearranged, but it still all fell nicely into place. (and do I even need to start about Grace Kelly or her character’s wardrobe? *swoon*) We all quite liked the film – thumbs up all around!
Tonight’s tie-in dinner was eggs (scrambled, with cheese), bacon, toast, and coffee (well, coffee cocktail), per both the story and the movie. Mostly because I wasn’t up to dealing with lobster and pommes frites.
Looking forward to next month’s Short Story & Movie Night!
Come listen to the piano played by local pianists of all ages on some of the region’s best pianos for 2019’s Piano Day! The choice of music is up to the performer and there are no restrictions on what will be played.
The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special storytime featuring the fabulous Poison Waters reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a craft or dance party.