Why do you come to the library? The library has lots of books about dogs. I'm a big fan of Clifford, Harry the Dirty Dog, and McDuff.
What do you geek? Agility
The Lawrence Library geeks agility, too! We happen to know that Ariel competes in dog agility contests, and does very well - unlike Dusty, the furry star of "Dogged Pursuit: My Year of Competing the World's Least Likely Agility Dog" by Robert Rodi. This memoir not only explains agility competitions, but also humorously recounts a year of bonding between the author and his new furry friend. Younger readers may enjoy "The Fast and the Furriest" by Andy Behrens, which is the fictional story of 12-year-old Kevin and his dog, Cromwell, who is described as "part beagle, part potato chip," and their attempts to leave the couch and become dog agility champions.
One of the most agile breeds of dog is the greyhound, and on Saturday, October 5, the library will be hosting the Greyhound Rescue of New England. Join us to learn about the greyhound breed of dog and this wonderful organization to kick off Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and meet some of the dogs that will be available for adoption.
If you are considering adopting a dog, we have lots of books to help you select and care for your new friend, as well as many books featuring dogs, from John Grogan's "Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog" to "Say Hello to Zorro," a delightful picture book by Carter Goodrich. In addition to reading about dogs, readers in kindergarten and up can also read to dogs during our Reading
The library can help everyone explore the things they geek. For information, or if you are interested in being the Geek of the Week, stop by the Lawrence Library.