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Hi! My name is BC Library Now Open

I am a Quaker from croton, NY.

3 years old   M


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reading and reference rooms

noisy patrons and folded down pages


So many books, so little time !.

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  Hi Cookie
05/03/2016 08:12.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
02/10/2016 09:07.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
02/05/2016 09:47.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
11/15/2015 07:39.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Cappy bellows and Dory gooses him in the side and says shhhh ... oh, um, right Cappy whispers. We were wondering, Cookie, If there are any good aviary books in here that can show mom how to furnish one .... Rudy wants one for keeping bugs away, Dory wants a romance and Dixie doesn't care as long as she can destroy one lol. On a different note mom just finished reading Alex and Me and had to go through a whole box of tissue ... she was so sad but was also happy Dr Pepperberg had the time with him. That little grey was awesome.... So any suggestions Cappy chuckles.
V4U, Hugs.
Cappy & The Miller Flock

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

05/05/2015 04:45.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
03/06/2015 10:10.36 AM Report This Comment  
  The Owl Who Liked Sitting On Caesar
Living With A Tawny Owl by Martin Windrow.
An excellent true story, well written, about a British man who shared his life with Mumble in his apartment and later in a country house. Every other chapter is informative information about owls interwoven with the story of love, friendship, frustration and coping with an owl sharing Mr. windrow's heart and life. Parts make you laugh and parts make you cry! It left a lasting impression on my mom and she is reading it again for a second time in less than a year!
PS you can probably get it on line or at a library but Barnes & Noble carries it as hardcover in their stores.

Come visit me, Bud, Modelo, Patito, Malt & Pilsner, Squeaky- I will miss my BC friends! Love to all!, Kiwi & Button & Ivy, Scion (RIP)- Love Forever, Limon & Lima, Angel Alfie (RIP), Domingo & Picabo-Fond Memories of Fishing with Friends.

02/19/2015 09:57.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Pearl & Silver fly in
to third the recommendation for the book The Birds of Pandemonium by Michelle Raffin. They give it their 4 wings up of approval. So awesome the place is located just north of 'em!

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

01/11/2015 05:32.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
01/02/2015 11:11.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie seconds Falco's review
of BIRDS OF PANDEMONIUM ! Even though his mom is only about half way through !

Come visit me, Cookie loves his friends !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/30/2014 05:19.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
12/29/2014 01:40.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi all
08/03/2014 10:54.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
07/28/2014 11:28.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Everybirdy
Dad ordered a book called "The blossoms on the rooftop" by Luba Czerhoniak Fedash. Its about her growing up in the Carpathian Mountains and then coming to America. Dad thinks that Luba could be related to him since the Carpathian Mountains is where his grandparents came from and his grandmothers maiden name was Czerhoniak. Luba has a new one out also called "Those Fleeting Years". Mom also read the book and was hard to set it down for long.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/23/2014 06:51.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Everyone
07/23/2014 06:54.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Pearl & Silver fly in
with a book recommendation. Their mom's sis raved about a new book series and after mom read it agreed and now skinsis is reading it. It is about a woman who is an animal behaviorist (originally trained as a vet) and is called to help an agitated Doberman who witnessed his beloved owner's murder. Her secret? She is an animal psychic and can 'talk' to animals, wild and domestic. The first book is called Woof at the Door. The author is Laura Morrigan. The second one just came out and is called A Tiger's Tale and mom'll borrow her sis copy soon.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/20/2014 04:41.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Polly sheepishly enters the library
It has been TOO long.
Yesterday mom started reading me (attention span is short) a picture book we would recommend for younger children:

IF YOU WERE A PARROT by Katherine Rawson, Illustrated by Sherry Rogers.

Some basic description of what parrots look like and how they can behave. Features a Nanday conure, Blue & Gold and Scarlett macaws, and a Grey. There is also a simple craft project to make yourself a beak.

Come visit me, Polly; Summertime! & Zippy; WOW, Thank You Friends for this honor!.

04/25/2014 04:53.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Pearl and Silver
fly in with a book recommendation. It is called The Parrot Told Me by Rachael Rawlings. Her copy is on the Kindle. It is a mystery about a woman who uneggspectedly inherits an African Grey from an owner who passed away and when specific music is played talks in the previous owner's voice (and others) leading the new mom to conclude the death was murder. Snooping commences. Enjoy!

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

01/29/2014 06:26.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
01/18/2014 08:29.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
11/19/2013 11:26.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Thanks for the welcome to BC!
Now that Linda has found this page, she will remember to add a title from time to time. You would think that a librarian would read all the time, but Linda spent her time getting books ready for other people to read! She is retired now though and is looking forward to having more time for books for herself.

Come visit me, Robin- BOTD 11/09/13.

11/11/2013 10:40.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Gus comes in
and looks around for some books on how to do pictures for BC since mom is not good at this LOL. He quietly goes in the back and pushes the library votey button too...

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

11/02/2013 06:19.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Pearl and Silver fly in with another
book recommendation. It's a series this time, The Birder Mysteries about a Minnesota high school counselor who birds in his spare time and finds dead bodies. Our mom describes it as a light or cozy type without too much R rated stuff going on. The author is Jan Dunlap.

The first book is called The Boreal Owl Murder. #2 Murder on Warbler Weekend; #3 A Bobwhite Killing; #4 Falcon Finale; #5 A Murder of Crows.

Her copies are on the Kindle but would imagine they are also in paperback. Enjoy!

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

09/18/2013 06:31.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Pearl and Silver fly in with
a book recommendation. Boo Boo told 'em her mom had seen a movie called A Bird of the Air. The 2011 movie was based on a book called The Loop by Joe Coomer published in 1992. It's about a man who finds an 80 year old parrot (yellow-naped Amazon like Sugar) and sets about discovering its history based on the few phrases it says. A very quick read, a lil less than 200 pages. We give it both wings up of approval.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

08/21/2013 06:20.04 PM Report This Comment  
Hey Cookie stopped by and gavee u a vote, mom really likes ur library, she is looking for the book The Birds, if you come across it please let me know..Here's a treat for you, some ham and bacon, also cake and coffee...bye my friend

Come visit me, Simon.

07/30/2013 05:33.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Jessie and George
Quietly enter the library.

"now remember george no chewing the books."

"Hi Cookie we're looking for a good book for mom. What do you recommend" Jessie asks

Come visit me, Jessie, George & Paco.

07/12/2013 11:33.26 PM Report This Comment  

Teri, Joliet, IL.

06/04/2013 09:24.50 PM Report This Comment  
  TiPaul tiptoes in very quietly
06/02/2013 07:07.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Pearl and Silver fly in with a lil
book review. They saw that Cookie has an extra copy of Flyaway for any birdie who requests it and want to say they've read it and recommend it. There are sad parts and funny parts and just don't know how the heck the author was able rehab birds (juggling hubby, young kids and her own pets) for as long as she did. We give it both wings up and 5 stars (out of 5).

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/01/2013 07:33.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Sugar waddles in with her Hello Kitty wagon full~
of books!

She waddles over to the counter to return the books and thanks Cookie for the great selections! She loved them all!!

Off she goes to the stacks to find more books to read. Reading is one of her most favorite things to do!

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

05/31/2013 12:48.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
05/26/2013 07:41.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Rico & Paulie peek in
and with lots of shushing at each other that occasionally leads to some muffled squabbling, wander amongst the books looking for something on music history - with lots of pictures.

Come visit me, Pepper & Jamaica, Butterball, Apollo, Annie, NAME THAT TUNE ! !, Chardonnay, Rico & Paulie - the Ninja Budgies, Buddy Beak, Sally - In Loving Memory & Valentine.

05/04/2013 11:48.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Mackie and Athena
fly in to the library, being careful to fluff their feathers quietly before heading to the desk. Mom says we should look for books about feather plucking. We think a book about miracle cures would be better...
Love and winghugs,
Mackie and Athena

Come visit me, Remington, Athena ~ Thank you all for Bird of the Day Honors! & Mackenzie - Thank you for BOTD!.

04/19/2013 06:40.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cookie!
04/19/2013 07:20.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Cori and Boo Boo
enter the library and ask the librarian where the section is located on medical treatments for parrots and wild birds. they want a book that is very detailed about medical problems and procedures for their mom because that is what she likes to read.

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

04/18/2013 09:53.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Sam Comes In Quietly
04/18/2013 01:41.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
04/18/2013 11:59.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Pico strolls in to the Library ~~~
So many wonderful books! I'm going to take my time and see which book I might choose ~

Come visit me, Poco, Pico, Bindi - R.I.P. ♥ & Skittles - R.I.P. ♥.

04/02/2013 01:13.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
03/21/2013 11:57.24 AM Report This Comment  
  from Kiddo
Donna Andrews is one of my mom's favorite authors, and she has read all of the books in the Meg series. There is always an animal or two in there. Blaize Clement wrote a nice series about a pet sitter as well, but I think she may have passed away so there probably won't be any more. Recommend the ones out there though. Good mystery read with a light touch.

Come visit me, Cookie loves his friends !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/12/2013 05:26.58 PM Report This Comment  
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