Page Turn Episode 002

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The Spanish language segment begins at time stamp 17:17 and ends at time stamp 19:40.
The English language translation is below

This episode’s Reader’s Advisory is Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. Books to check out if you like Knots and Crosses are: Cold Granite by Stuart McBride, A Test of Wills by Charles Todd, and Ice Moon by Jan Costin Wagner.

This episode’s Library Tidbit is actually a Teabit from Sarah our Adult Services Librarian. Sarah has had several very successful tea based library programs, and in today’s tidbit she brought her poets and tea program to us. The poets we talk about are Robert Frost, Dahlia Ravikovitch, and William Blake.

The Poem
Fire and Ice
By Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

The Tea and Food Paring
Cold brewed Gunpowder Green Tea with a cracker and pepper jack cheese.
To cold brew, rinse your tea leaves and then leave the tea leaves in cold water in your refrigerator for a few hours to steep.

The Poem
The Love of an Orange
By Dahlia Ravikovitch
Translated by Chana Bloch
An orange did love
The man who ate it.
A feast for the eyes
Is a fine repast;
Its heart held fast
His greedy gaze.

A citron did scold:
I am wiser than thou.
A cedar condoled:
Indeed thou shalt die!
And who can revive
A withered bough?

The citron did urge:
O fool, be wise.
The cedar did rage:
Slander and sin!
Repent of thy ways
For a fool I despise.

An orange did love
With life and limb
The man who ate it,
The man who flayed it.

An orange did love
The man who ate it,
To its flayer it brought
Flesh for the teeth.

An orange, consumed
By the man who ate it,
Invaded his skin
To the flesh beneath.

The Tea and Food Paring
Ginger and Lemongrass Infusion with a Jaffa cake

The Poem
The Tyger
By William Blake
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, &; what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? &; what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

The Tea and Food Paring
Puer with a Samoa cookie

Thanks again Sarah for all the interesting information and for letting me sample all those teas 😀

Viajero de Libros! The Book Traveler English language transcript:

This month’s book is Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman.

Smoke and Mirrors is the translation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed anthology. A compilation of thirty stories, narrative poems and short pieces that offers a great variety of adventures. Everyone who knows Gaiman from his other books or comic books, such as his Sandman series; you know that you are in for a great fantasy writer.

Smoke and Mirrors is a compilation of stories that were published in different publications, but also contains other unpublished stories written for the collection. The fun begins from the first page where the introduction explains the title, “How mirrors and smoke have been used by magicians since Victorian times and how mirrors seem to tell the truth, but can be used to deceive and obfuscate reality.” The stories are like magic mirrors that we can use to tell us things we would not otherwise see.

There is not a single theme, but all the stories are within the realm of the fantastic, science fiction, horror, fantasy, arguments that range from the absurd and fun, to the crazy and downright horrible. They all move you and evoke that kind of feeling from another world. I don’t want to mention any spoilers, but I will tell you to pay special attention to “Cavalry”, the story where an old English lady finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop, or to “The Goldfish Pond and Other Stories”, “The Troll Bridge” or “The Queen of Knives”. Or the last two stories of the volume, two that have become my favorite stories: “Mysteries of a Murder” and “Snow, Crystal, Apples”. They are so good that it is worth reading the book just for them. Highly recommended.

That is all for today. See you in the next edition of “Book Traveler”. Bye.

Some programs to look into for next month:
June 6 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Tony the Balloon Guy at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing
June 6 Getting Started with Etsy at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A
June 7 Annual Wellness Visits at 10:30am in Jenkins Room C
June 8 Faux Caviar at 1:30pm in Jenkins Room B
June 12 Blues in the Library at 6:00pm in the Gallery
June 13 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Didgeridoo Down Under at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing
June 18 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A
June 20 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Timeless Tales Theatre: The Princess and the Pea at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing
June 20 Ukulele Workshop Strum & Sing Jam at 6:30pm in Jenkins Room A
June 25 Fitbit & Health App Basics at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room C
June 26 Everything is Turning Gold at 6:00pm in Jenkins Room A
June 27 Children’s Summer Entertainment: Jiggleman at 2:00pm in the Jenkins Wing

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