Most times you can’t see into the future. You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.” In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices. And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone … Read more Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning
My love affair with libraries started when I was very young. I grew up in a town with a library housed in a section of a big fancy estate that had been donated to the town. It had giant leaded glass windows, window seats, balconies, nooks and crannies and a beautiful children’s room which opened … Read more My Love Affair with Libraries
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter V. Volunteer. Volunteer and you’ll learn in so many ways. Volunteer once, or for years, or just a few days. Volunteer when you’re happy, volunteer when you’re sad. Volunteer even with little time to be had. Volunteer for a cause … Read more V is for Volunteer!
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to you by the letter H. Help. Help in whatever small way you can, whenever there is an opportunity. If you can help in a large way, do it. Hold a door, hug someone, handle a situation with grace and patience. Help spread humor, hilarity … Read more H is for Help.
Stuck. Again. Sigh. Time for a break. I decided to take care of a few errands. I walked down to one of my local tasting rooms, Berryessa Gap Winery. Happily, in Winters, even though you walk downtown on your own, you don’t have to taste alone. I ran into a couple in … Read more It Takes a Community…
Award Winning and Life Changing Winner of the Winters 2012 Youth Day Parade Sweepstakes Trophy -drumroll please–Winters Friends of the Library (WFOL)! Yipee!!! Making skirts, researching books with iconic images that spanned the 76 years to fit the parade theme, gathering to rehearse the hand jive and marching with our amazing once a year band … Read more Volunteer!