Halloween Season is Here!

Do you think Halloween How-To books were birthed by Martha Stewart?  Nope.  Our obsession for harvest and Halloween themed parties, gatherings, and general mischief have been alive and well in our culture for well over a century.  Our consumer culture and love affair with Halloween has been portrayed with postcards, photographs, costumes, and food.  Lots, and lots,…

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF

FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF is an occasional feature of the FOUNTAINDALE LIBRARY REFERENCE BLOG. Postings will highlight titles that you might find of interest, but haven’t picked up to read and explore. In addition to the titles that are in the Magazine Area on the 2nd Floor of our library, postings will also include titles…

Where Have All the Pumpkin Stencils Gone?

The library has been providing free pumpkin carving stencils every year for the last couple of years around the Halloween season. Unfortunately due to the lack of interest in our free pumpkin stencils last year, the library will be postponing this specific service. We still have plenty of books available on pumpkin carving and plenty…

But I Like Ham Banana Rolls!!!

In the last few months, I happened upon some neat web pages/blogs that give me a laugh or an inspiration to try something new (or avoid it!). Here are some of them you might want to take a look at. Enjoy! The Impulsive Buy This is a review/informational web page that lets you know about…

My Favorite Holiday Movies

Holiday movies can be sentimental or fun. I don’t do too many holiday movies so the list is short, but I never get tired of these. Here they are  in no particular order: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Forget Johnny Depp (and I’m a fan) the Willie Wonka that warms my heart is Gene…

Arrrrrr! Tis talk like a pirate day!

Ahoy mateys! Today is talk like a pirate day, it tis. The Fountaindale Public Library has a resource that can help you master your pirate speaking skills. Mango Languages is an easy to use online resource that has over 40 different languages you can learn. Try it out today by clicking on the picture below.…

They’re Too Much!

Does the name “Heat Miser” mean anything to you? Do images of little  men dancing with straw hats fill your head? Then you are one of the many devoted fans of the Rankin/ Bass stop-motion Christmas specials that ran (and still run) ad nauseam during the month of December starting back in the mid 60’s.  Everyone…

911 Turkey

Every year, many people face the dilemma of not having a clue how to cook a turkey! How long do I thaw it? How do I stuff it? How do I carve it? Well, ponder no more! There are several websites you can visit for help. The biggest and most known site is  Butterball Help…