What's Up at the Library?
Snow and more snow that is what is up! Snow is coming down in buckets as I sit and write this article and although you, the reader will be reading this nearly a week later our thoughts may be fixed on the same thoughts ..."In like a lion...out like a lamb". What does that mean and where did it come from? Research led me to an interesting genre, weather folklore. As explained by farmersalmanac.com, weather folklore can be very accurate, based on careful observations or it can be simply very entertaining rhymes or colorful beliefs of the people who came before us. Some of those beliefs included the idea that there should be a balance between weather and life. Terrible weather at the beginning of the month should be balanced by mild weather at the end of the month. Because March is a month of change the saying may hold true, sometimes. Some other March weather folklore includes: "A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay", "As it rains in March so it rains in June", and "March winds and April showers? Bring forth May Flowers".
Snow or rain, cloudy or clear makes no difference to us here at the library. Good books can speed you from a cold winters night to a hot steamy day in the measure of a few type written words, the library is full of action, suspense and mystery or if you prefer poetry and classics. There is always something good to read here...at the library.