Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harmony of Autumn

So excited for Fall ~ I feel like Maria in the Sound of Music!

I'll be offline for the next several days week 
enjoying every minute of outside.

Friday will be full of this:

The biggest Boise State Fans in North Carolina Party!
Boise State movie at the library, just click Out of the Blue.
Carmine's family style cookbook, at your library, click here.
Great party time s'mores book, from your library, click here.

Saturday morning highlights:

Every day should begin with Summit Coffee and Tea.
My favorite book recommended by Summit Owner, Mr. Helfrich, at your library, click here
Davidson Lands Conservancy: Green Day ~ Run For Green
Book mentioned by DLC is at the library: Last Child in the Woods .
Photo Taken By/Of Davidson Farmer's Market
Favorite green collections from the library, click here and here.

Saturday afternoon bliss:

Party at the Nester's!
One of her favorite design books, at your library, click here.
Shopping with Arielle!
Check out this collection before you shop; at your library, click here.
Nick's Football Game ~ Our favorite football collection from the library, click here.

            Saturday Night Spectacular:

All Photos Taken By Cub Pack 58
Our favorite Scout books at the library, click here.

Sweet Sunday Morning Grace:

Walking to church as a family - now that alone is a gracious gift.
Our favorite faith collection: at your library, click here.
Lake Forest Church of Davidson, Pastor Michael Flake.
Pastor Flake loves this author; his books can be found at your library, click here.
Come join us, Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11 am.

Lazy Sunday afternoon:

Knitting with Arielle - Kid's Knitting book from the library, find it here.
Drinking sweet tea and listening to
The Band Perry, also from the library, find here and here.
Sweet tea recipe books can be found at the library, click here.

Sunday sunset with girlfriends in real life. 
And not (shout out to Sarah Jessica Parker)

Photos courtesy of Our Town Cinemas
Movie is based on this fabulous book, which you can find at the library, click here.
Great pizza from the Brickhouse Tavern.
Fabulous wine and seating at Our Town Cinemas, Davidson.

The real reason I need to take some time off?
Over the next few days I'll be reading these:

Read these books and more ~ at your library: Sebastian Junger prepare for an evening at Davidson College, listening
 to him give the Reynolds Lecture,

" The Front Lines of History: Twenty Years of Reporting from Around the World"                                           

Yes, I'll be asking him what he liked to read as a child/teen. My friends
 will pretend they don't know me for a few minutes and then all will
be forgiven and forgotten. Because they are awesome like that. 

What do you have planned for this fall-abulous weekend?
Theater? Sports? Camping? Movies? Concerts? Museums?
A (friendly) lecture at your local college?

The library has the media to make your life experiences
more meaningful. Visit them today!

Back in a week! Or sooner. 
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xoxo Michele

Home Base

Have you seen the Oxford Study that states:

Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16-year-olds that is linked to getting a managerial or professional job in later life. 

This study included all out of school activity, including sports,
musical instruments, socializing, etc. The study concludes
that by age 33 there is no correlation between any extra-curricular
activity and salary, just the type of job opportunities that are available.
The study also goes on to say:

 ‘According to our results there is something special about reading for pleasure. The positive associations of reading for pleasure aren't replicated in any other extra-curricular activity, regardless of our expectations.’

Obviously, we don't read because of this study, but it is comforting 
to know that reading is a wise investment. 

The library is our reading, music and movie home base.
 We can pick out fiction, non-fiction, biographies, poetry,
 fairy tales, myths, fantasy, geography, art, mysteries, history,
geography, sports, cookbooks and more. We add movies and
 music to enhance whatever theme we are currently interested in 
or are required to study. The only thing we need is a library card.
And because we aren't worried about a budget, we have books in
almost every room of our house, on virtually every subject.

The library ~ beauty for the brain:

The Oxford study also talks about reading for pleasure and how
you can't duplicate the joy it brings with any other activity. I personally
know this to be true of the time spent reading alone or reading aloud
to my children ~ we go on adventures without ever leaving the house.

Our favorite family read aloud, The Wouldbegoods, is so endearing
that after reading it for the xxxxteenth time, my oldest son said,
"I hope I can meet Oswald in Heaven someday."
Now that is a great read.   

When you read, especially for pleasure ~ particularly if you broaden
your horizons and select great reads outside of your comfort zone, 
sincere learning occurs and your vocabulary flourishes.
 Also a benefit for childrenAll because of the library.

Is the library your media home base?

Do you find that the library allows you to venture into new reads
and music and movies you otherwise wouldn't?
What is your take on the Oxford study?

xoxo Michele