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San Juan Ridge Community Library News

posted May 3, 2018, 10:47 AM by Kristin Snell

by Mary Moore, San Juan Ridge Community Library

TUES & THURS 11-7   SAT 10-4

Preschool Storytime Mondays at 11-11:30 am—call for details 

Phone: 292.3008 Email:

Location: Next to Head Start, Behind the Ball Field on Oak Tree in North San Juan


Our furry friends have certainly been in the news recently.  A sign of the popularity of critters here on the Ridge is the number of related books and videos donated to the library. Though space constraints have limited the number of donations we can shelve, there are 178 items with dog or cat in their titles.

In non-fiction is, Dewey, by Vicki Myron a librarian, who found him as tiny kitten in the book drop.  Dewey recovers from being nearly frozen and becomes the most popular staff member at the library. On the more serious side is Gregory Bern’s, How Dogs Love Us. This neuroscientist, using a MRI and a rescue dog, is mapping emotional and other areas of the dog’s brain.

My favorite video of the year is, A Dog’s Purpose.  Bring your box of tissues, but I promise a happy ending.  If you enjoy spy movies and television shows, the video, The Revenge of Kitty Galore, somehow uses real animals to satirize everything from James Bond to “Mission Impossible.”

In fiction, we have the books written by dogs!  Enzo (through his translator, Garth Stein in the book, Racing in the Rain) wrote about his life supporting his race car driving person.  Enzo wants to be reincarnated as a human, because he so wants to be able to truly communicate with those he loves.  In the children’s section you must meet Chester (translated by James Howe in the, Bunnicula, series ).  Chester is concerned with saving his household from the fanged albino bunny, after he notices all the vegetables turning white.   There are several series of mysteries written by associate dogs.  Chet (translated by Spencer Quinn in the Chet and Bernie series) is a distractible sort of assistant, but manages to be of great help in spite of himself.

There must be books written by cats, please let me know if you have read one.