January 12, 2017
Hello, everybody! Hope you all enjoyed this weekend’s visit from Old Man Winter. There’s nothing like a couple inches of freshly-fallen snow to get this old gal to revert back to those carefree childhood days of making snow angels, throwing snowballs, doing rear-wheel drive doughnuts in the grocery store parking lots…
Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to Karl Smith of the ‘ville, opening presents Jan. 17.
Our thoughts go out to the family of Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley, who left us suddenly on Jan. 5. Survivors include her husband, Dennis, two sons, a daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law-to-be, grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Services took place at St. Michael’s Church on Tuesday.
Brenda was quite the accomplished artist, excelling in watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings. Her works graced numerous venues in the area over the years including For Art’s Sake Gallery, Crossroads Arts Center, Cedarfield’s Memory Care Unit and our own Cochrane Rockville Library during its 25th anniversary celebration. Her talents will be greatly missed.
Family Storytime returns to the Cochrane Rockville Library for another season on Friday mornings beginning Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Storytime offers wonderful age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, craft time and lots of giggles, too, plus the wonderful bond of sharing a lifelong love of reading with your child.
The library offers its popular Read 2 Rover program on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4:30 p.m. The program provides practice, comfort and motivation to budding readers as they read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Call the library at (804) 749-3146 to reserve your child’s spot.
Family fun for everyone is on tap at the library’s Family Game Night on Saturday, Jan. 21, a 4:30 p.m. Warm up with a little friendly competition playing Wii and board games. Enjoy complimentary snacks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch for more info.
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