Vicki Shurly

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Constitution Day

  "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Poste...

Change

  "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates Much change is happening here at Peninsula Community Library, the school and our little comfortable world around us.  Comfort, howe...

Be Mine, Valentine!

  I LOVE vintage Valentines!  They are so reflective of a different era, a simple era of which I was not a part.  I cannot quite imagine sending one like this out today.  Valentine's greetings actually date back to the Middle Ages when a suitor m...

Stuck on You!

On this day in 1930, the 3M company began marketing Scotch Tape.  The brand name came about when Richard Drew was testing a sample of masking tape to determine how much to use. The body shop painter soon became frustrated and told the company repres...

Wanda Crampton's Foresight

Peninsula Community Library is truly a special place, made so by many people - staff, volunteers, patrons and visitors.  It has taken a community to build PCL into the unique, beloved gathering place it is today.  People come, people go and people ...

Power of Words

"Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge, and that is vitally important for us. We do not need pity, nor do we need to be reminded that we are vulnerable. We must be treated as equals, and communication is the way we can br...

Home for the Holidays

People all across the country are getting ready to head somewhere en masse, all for the sake of a turkey dinner and a piece of pumpkin pie!  If your plans include planes, trains or automobiles, know that you are not alone. Some 48 million Americans,...

Be the Change

Mahatma Gandhi said, "You must be the change you wish to to see the in the world."  I love this quote. Last month, the Peninsula Community Library Board of Trustees voted to  begin a building project for the public library. Back in 1990, a Peninsul...

Labor Day

While Labor Day weekend is not really the "end" of summer (that happens on the autumnal equinox, this year on September 22nd), we have arrived at what we as Americans celebrate as the final days of summer fun.  First held in 1882, Labor Day was orig...

The Checkered Game of Life

The Checkered Game of Life was a board game created by a young man in 1860.  The game, which initially resembled a checker board with squares representing various virtues and vices, proved an instant success.  The company the young man founded went...