Benbrook Library / Musings

Move Over, Dr. Seuss: Author Birthday Party Ideas

Yesterday, we held our annual birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss. With whimsical, Seussified décor, crafts, games, and snacks (including the best cookies this side of Whoville), plus a walkin’, talkin’ Cat in the Hat portrayed by yours truly, it’s always a flimfabulously fun, Seussical celebration. It got me thinking, though, about how libraries tend to … Continue reading

Benbrook Library / Library programs

A Mysterious Survey of Mystery

If somebody requests that you to do something “no questions asked,” you should rightfully be a little wary. “What’s the deal with that?” you might say, and will already have failed, because that’s a question, Askin’ Kutcher. It can be a suspicious, curiosity-nagging arrangement, but we sometimes agree to such mystery-shrouded terms for those we … Continue reading

Benbrook Library / Books

The Dating Game, Book Style

*Extremely ’70s game show music plays* Hello, and welcome to “Undercover Lover,” the only dating show that helps avid readers find a match with eligible book bachelors and bachelorettes. I’m your host, Skip Winkendale. Let’s meet our contestant, Ivana Goodolebook. IG: Hi, Skip. SW: Ivana, we’ve got three wrapped mystery books vying for your attention. … Continue reading