Stroller: Get books your way – on paper or by listening | Lifestyles
WORD OF THE DAY is brilliant. There is nothing more beautiful and magical than sitting outside in the fall glow.
THE WORD OF FRIDAY was an audiobook. This means a recording of a book, in formats such as cassette, CD or, more recently, digital. Example: She downloaded three books to her phone last week to prepare for her trip to Nevada.
The new books at the Blue Ridge Regional Library since last week are:
“Despair in Death” by JD Robb
“Captive: An Eve Duncan Novel” by Iris Johansen
“The Robert B. Parker Fallout: A Jesse Stone Novel” by Mike Lupica
“Clive Cussler’s Hellburner: A Novel from the Oregon Files” by Mike Maden
People also read…
“The Girl from Guernica” by Karen Robards
“Fairy Tale” by Stephen King
In addition to new traditional books every week, the library regularly adds to its audiobook collection. You can go to the library and browse books from a large collection of compact discs. For several years, the library has also offered audiobooks that you can download to your phone or other electronic device.
On its regular app, Libby, the library offers 634 audiobooks, as well as 6,000 books you can read on your phone, tablet, iPad, or Kindle; and even 65 accompanied readings.
He has even more on Hoopla, the new service he subscribed to with some of the pandemic relief money he received. Hoopla has over 80,000 titles of all kinds of things – books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music and more.
To use either, simply download the app with your phone, then create an account using your library card number and a password you create.
The Piedmont Arts Savory September winners are:
Jim Frith: Tickets to Virginia Tech vs. Wofford
Jim Becker: Tickets to NC State vs. Texas Tech
Marty Gardner: Tickets for Rooster Walk 13
Anna Hatchet: Free rental at TAD Space
Andre Harder: Bassett Furniture Lounge Chairs
Guy Stanley: Library by Bassett Furniture
Tiff Guiliams: Tailgating Prize Pack
One semester when my brother, Stewart, was in college, his art student friend, Terrence, asked if he could paint Stewart’s portrait for a class assignment. Stewart agreed, and it was done.
Terrence was disappointed with the C minus and asked the instructor why the grade was so low.
The teacher told him that the proportions were incorrect: “The head is too small, the elbows are too big and the feet are huge.”
The next day, Terrence took Stewart to see the instructor. He looked over and said, “OK, unless.”
FRIDAY TRIVIA ANSWER: “Captain Kangaroo” underwent two big changes in its setting in 1971: the “Treasure House”, where most of the scenes took place, was renovated and renamed “The Treasure Palace”; and the captain’s signature red coat was replaced with a navy blue coat.
THE DAILY QUESTION OF THE DAY: Who are the two famous people who regularly appeared on “Captain Kangaroo”?