This Week’s Idea: POLICY OF CONTAINMENT
Last Time’s Idea & Definition: CATHEMERALITY: the concept that certain mammals show a pattern of sporadic and random intervals of activity, not restricted to either day or night, but occurring over the full 24 hours.
We apologize that there has been a gap between our last few installments of Word of the Week and Food for Thought.
New Word of the Week: ARMISTICE
Last Time’s Word & Definition: CREPUSCULAR (adjective): of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim, indistinct; appearing or active at twilight, like certain animals, e.g. bats.
NTPL was thrilled to celebrate Ontario Library week by inviting self-published teen author Rebecca Ramnauth to share her first book “Stone of Fire” as well as her self-publishing journey with patrons at the Memorial Branch this past Tuesday evening. More pictures can be found on Rebecca’s facebook page….
Both Bounce & Roll and Fancy Manicures were widely enjoyed in both the Memorial Branch (Alliston) and the D.A. Jones Branch (Beeton). Here are a few highlights. Thank you to the Let’s Talk Science crew for a great day!
This Week’s Concept:
Last Week’s Concept & Definition:
NOONDAY DEVIL: (literally) a demon, thought to be active at noontime, which tempts us into a state of spiritual despair and sadness that drains us of our Christian hope, and inclines us to restlessness and inattention to our duties. Also a metaphor for acedia (see word of the week).
This Week’s Word:
Last Week’s Word & Definition:
ACEDIA: a complex spiritual state of lassitude and despair that overwhelms spiritual striving.
it’s that time of year again when we have to say good-bye to our graduating students as they head off into the world of higher education, travel and work. Our annual Student Farewell Picnic was on Sunday and everyone had a great time. NTPL would like to say farewell (and don’t forget to visit when you’re home) to: Abbey, Bronwyn, Hannah, Jane, Jeff & Riley.