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 / 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

Benbrook Library / Books

Censorship is for Phonies: Read Banned Books

The following is a fictional interview I conducted with the fictional character Holden Caulfield in honor of Banned Books Week.   Cullen: Hi everybody, I’m very excited to introduce our guest today, Holden Caulfield. Welcome, Holden, and thank you for being here. Holden: Hey, glad to’ve met you. I’m always saying “glad to’ve met you” … Continue reading