Showing posts from June, 2021

Cats and Coffee : Loss of a loved one

“No one can truly understand the bond that we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.” – Unknown. ( )   In our last Cats & Coffee meeting, we talked about cat loss. It’s not an easy topic to discuss, but it’s important to recognize that we are not alone. There are many people coping with the loss of pets and share the same emotions of grief and loss. I would like to emphasize that a loss of pet not only means the passing of a pet, but also involves families that have lost a beloved pet and are not able to find or reunite with them.   We also discussed the role of the “Caregiver” and what it means to take care of a terminally ill cat. As a caregiver, we focus on and invest so much time on the needs of our cat that we forget to take care of ourselves. The caregiver burden is a syndrome in people who care for geriatric, chronically and terminally ill family members, including pets.  As a caregiver, anticipatory grief is also expected whe

Craft Kits: Summer Coloring Activity Kit

Beginning  Monday, June 21st  at 10am, adults interested in a Craft Kit  can  s top by any of our  libraries  to  pick one up while s upplies last. Limit one per adult. Click here to download the Summer Coloring Activity kit Step-by-Step Guide Made for crafters of all levels,  each one of our Craft Kits contain step-by-step guides and  various supplies needed for  the craft's creation.  We hope you’ll have fun with the creative process and enjoy your handmade results.  We'd also love to see your finished craft! Share it using #hendersonlibraries in your Instagram posts or stories, or you can share photos on our Facebook post. 

Pride Month! Rainbow Reading

  June marks Pride month and one of our staff members has compiled a list of some great LGBTQ+ reads for you to help celebrate!  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz  - Two young boys discover their feelings for each other in this heart-racing tale. You'll be on the edge of the page wondering what happens throughout the many twists and turns of their story together. What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera - Ben and Arthur meet, by chance, at a post office in New York. It is a touching love story that will keep your heart pounding with its realism. Soon to have a sequel later this year titled Here’s to Us, now is the perfect time to read this novel. Love, Simon [DVD] - A first for a blockbuster film, Love, Simon, is a major motion picture that focuses on a gay character. The movie uses a blend of comedy and suspense to capture the audience and develop the connection with the characters. It can be intense as there are s