How fast time flies when there are more things to do than hours in a day.
I thought I was pretty well caught up on everything that I needed to do to get ready to leave, but it appears the old adage nature abhors a vacuum is coming true. With only two weeks to go as I write this, the papers are flying around the office, the things that I think were done are coming back for review and everything is moving in slow motion, especially me. I never thought it would be this hard. I never ever expected to have so many nice people ask me why I am going and then appear genuinely sorry that I won’t be staying.
Anyway, as usual there are a few things to mention. The Friends of the Library are starting a series of programs called “minis.” There are quite a few in the works, with the first on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. This is the time of year for getting your garden ready for the spring bulb planting. This year, with the help of the Dracut Garden Club, there will be a 45-minute program on how to select the bulbs, and how and when to plant them. This is a great thing to do with kids in the fall. If you mark out a small bed and give them the bulbs, then mark it out so the area can be watched in the spring, when the green shoots pop up. Mark your calendar for this first event.
There are other topics planned, some financial, some craft or gardening, even some photography. If you have ideas of what you would like, there are contact people posted on our Web site. If you can offer something, give a call to the library. We will put you in touch with the right people.
Just a few hints for some things to look for. Of course Kathy Reich has a new book, Bones to Ashes. We also have the DVD TV series Bones, which is based on her character.
One book to look for is a biography called Here If You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup. Kate was the wife of a Maine state trooper who lost his life. She decided to live part of his dream of becoming a minister by becoming the chaplain for search-and-rescue teams in Maine. Well worth a look.
For the history/mystery buffs, Carola Dunn continues her Daisy Dalrymple series with the Bloody Tower.
Finally, Susan Wittig Albert finally caught enough of my attention to take me back to the tales of Beatrix Potter in the Cottage Tale Mysteries.
See you on Sept. 28 when we hold an open house to say goodbye to the outgoing director and hello to the new one.
Susan Schwarz is the director of Dracut’s Moses Greeley Parker Library.