Birds of Spring
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and everyone is sneezing! Yes, boys and girls, I do believe that spring has finally arrived! It is nice to see the robins and bluebirds back from their winter hiatus. These two types of birds eat mostly fruits, berries, seeds, and insects. The lack of these food sources in our region during the cold winter months is the main reason that they migrate south to the warmer temperatures.
If you are interested in finding out more about birds, we have a lot of great books available to you in our library system. Roger Tory Peterson has published several field guides to the birds of North America. These are great reference books that contain physical descriptions, range maps of where they live and travel, and illustrations of each type of bird to be found in North America.
The library system also has some wonderful children’s books about birds. One of my favorites is an Eye Wonder book published by Dorling Kindersley (DK) titled Birds by Samantha Gray. This book has beautiful full-color photographs of many different types of birds and information about different phases of their life cycles. Check out all that we have to offer at www.adamslibrary.org, or visit a library branch near you!
At the Fairfield branch, we will be having a children’s movie night on Monday, May 13th at 6:00. This family film is about Dracula's lavish five-stake resort hotel, where some of the world's most famous monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. Everything is going fine for Drac until one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to his teenage daughter, Mavis. Drinks and popcorn will be provided. Bring a pillow to sit on!
The Fairfield Library’s book club will be meeting on Thursday, May 16th at 7 p.m. May’s book selection is titled The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. This book is about a white servant girl who violates the order of plantation society and unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. If you’ve been interested in attending a book club, please consider joining us for some good company and conversation.
The Fairfield Area Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive. Our phone number is 642-6009. Hours of operation are: Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hope to see you soon!