Library taking your old building toys

A thought:

Samuel S. Green, of the Worcester Public Library in 1876 wrote:

“Certain mental qualities are requisite or desirable in library officers who mingle with readers. Prominent among these is a courteous disposition which will disclose itself in agreeable manners. Sympathy, cheerfulness, and patience are needful. Enthusiasm is as productive of good results here as elsewhere. A librarian should be as unwilling to allow an inquirer to leave the library with his question unanswered as a shop-keeper is to have a customer go out of his store without making a purchase.”

A note from youth services:

If you are an empty nester, kids off at college or careers and you have some left over Legos, Dominos or K’nex just taking up space in your spare room, attic or basement, the kids after school program Gaming Days here at Mancos Public Library would love to have them! Please call Kate at MPL, 533-7600 if you would like to donate them. Thanks!

The Clarissa Pinkola Estes Discussion Group that meets on the third Friday ofeach month is taking a break until the first of the new year. We have enjoyed listening to and discussing her newest book, “Untie the Strong Woman” and the 6 CD series, “The Power of the Crone”. We are hoping to resume the group again in January. Stay tuned for that information.

The ongoing Writing your Life Story writing group, meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7p.m. in the meeting room continues through November and will take a break over the winter to resume again in March of 2013.

Come and celebrate a little Americana with us on Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. as singer, teacher, performer, Don Blegen portrays the life and music of Woody Guthrie. This is at MPL, free and open to the public. Please note the earlier starting time of 6 p.m. so all can enjoy this family event.

More Zucchini Joy…Zucchini Chips with Creamy Garlic Dill Dip

4 zucchini, cut into ½ “ diagonal slices (the shrink to chip size when dried)

½ teas. seasoning (Garlic, oregano, salt, jalapeno mix, etc)

Place slices on dehydrator trays and sprinkle with seasonings. Dehydrate on medium to low heat for a day ratating every eight hours.

Serve with Creamy Garlic Dill Dip

Dip:

½ cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)

2 Tbs. half and half or whipping cream

1 medium garlic clove, finely minced

1 teaspoon dried dill

In a small bowl combine and mix all ingredients well. Chill for 1 hour before serving.