Reviews and Blog Posts: grandparents

Anchor and flares : a memoir of motherhood, hope, and service

by Kate Braestrup

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This memoir combines anecdotes from Braestrup's many roles in life--as chaplain to the Maine Warden Service, as mother and stepmother to a total of six children, as a child growing up with a father serving in the Marines, as mother to a son who is joining the Marines himself. Anyone...

Ring Ring it’s a video call!

Whether you’re chatting with your grandkids, catching up with distant friends, collaborating with a colleague across the country, checking in with an incarcerated loved one or applying for a job out of state, video calling is increasingly part of everyday life. Skype, Facebook Videocalls and Google Hangouts all enable us to look into the eyes of the person we’re talking to.


by Lucy Knisley

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A Caribbean cruise sounds like fun...unless you're there to look after your elderly grandparents on their tour, and confronting the realities of their aging bodies and minds. When the author's grandparents signed up for the cruise, all of their children were surprised, and thought it might be better if someone...

The war within

by Yolanda Wallace

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A romance novel with 2 couples that are unlike those you typically find starring in love stories. Meredith and Natalie first met in 1967 while serving as nurses in Vietnam. They felt an instant connection, but Meredith chose the more socially acceptable path and married George. 47 years later, the...

Briony Hatch : a graphic novel

by Ginny Skinner

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she completes the very last...

Plaza Voices: Montbello Knitting Circle

Photo of a woman and her grandson at the Montbello knitting circle

We are learning to knit at the Montbello Library! During our Monday evening Plaza programming, our knitting circle takes over the storytime room with our yarn and needles. We are a diverse group of adults, teenagers, and a few children, and it’s a lot of fun getting to know each other.

We’re learning the basics of knitting, and one of our members has offered to teach us all to crochet, too. Some of our kids have even been sewing toys out of felt! We’ve been meeting for a couple of months now, and many of us have finished our very first knitting and sewing projects.

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