Spokane looked a little bit like a Bob Ross painting this morning thanks to the gray and snowy weather.
See? I told you.
Nothing goes better with snow than a blanket, hot chocolate, and a tall stack of books. The library can't help you with the first two things, but we've got you covered when it comes to books. Here are some suggestions that are perfect for snowy days!
AFTER THE SNOW BY S. D. CROCKETT: "Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows created a new ice age, searches for his family, who mysteriously disappeared from their frozen mountain home, and encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl along the way."
FROZEN PLANET: A WORLD BEYOND IMAGINATION BY ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL AND VENESSA BERLOWITZ: "Frozen Planet captures extraordinary views of vast frozen landscapes and animal behavior impossible to see from the ground, including the remote interior of the Antarctic continent and the migration of whales to the polar regions. The Frozen Planet team also takes us under the ice, into the heart of glaciers and inside volcanic ice-crystal caves."
THE SNOW CHILD BY EOWYN IVEY: "Homesteaders Jack and Mabel struggle to survive in the harsh Alaskan wilderness, but the couple's quiet life of hard work and routine suddenly changes when a small girl named Faina magically appears on their doorstep."
THE CHILDREN'S BLIZZARD BY DAVID LASKIN: "Describes the deadly 1888 snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the storm devastated immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement."
SILENT SNOW: THE SLOW POISONING OF THE ARCTIC BY MARLA CONE: "In a journey across the Arctic to find out why it is toxic, an environmental journalist reports on the dangers of pollution to fragile ecosystems, how Arctic cultures are adapting to pollution, and what solutions will prevent this crisis from getting worse."
ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON'S INCREDIBLE VOYAGE BY ALFRED LANSING: "Provides an account of the voyage undertaken by polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew aboard the Endurance in 1914-15, telling how the men survived after their ship became locked inside an island of ice and drifted for ten months before being crushed."