Cinco de Mayo has really caught on as a day of celebration with festivals around the Kansas City area. Independence had their own celebration in McCoy Park. The day was chilly, but the air was festive. People from many Latin countries came to perform and browse around. There was a group of dancers composed of enthusiastic special needs young people. Several conglomerates of beautifully dressed dancers with shining, braided hair entertained us with their lively music. Colorful costumes and dancers, magicians, and poetry were some of the entertainment.
If you are familiar with Joss Whedon’s catalog of work, Nathan Fillion is singing that very song to you right now. Before he graced the small screen as Castle, Fillion portrayed the hero we loved to hate, Captain Hammer, in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. In fact, the sequel starts filming this summer, too!
It's getting down to the end of the semester, and everyone is anticipating being released, or in some cases finishing altogether. It seems that there is hardly a better time for some college-related trivia.
This past year has been a movie goer’s buffet. With The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spiderman all hitting theatres, no one should feel left out. Usually, aside from the regular movie fodder, you can expect a few animated films, as well. This year was no exception, and if you have been paying attention, there was one that was a hit, in my opinion.
Getting a child to read can be a really daunting task. I know from experience since I was one of those kids who didn’t really like to read. When I was younger, I’d rather twiddle my thumbs than read a book. Every summer my father stowed the TV away, so all I could do was twiddle my thumbs or read.
It’s that time of year again! Time for school to let out and summer fun to begin! With that comes the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program! This year the program will begin on Monday, May 20th and end on Wednesday, July 31st. This program is for ages birth to 20 and has three different levels:
As the grand opening of the Woodneath Library Center approaches, the increased interest in the mansion might pique ones curiosity about other Clay County landmarks and history. The Clay County Archives is a great resource for historic buildings, events, as well as genealogy. A non-profit corporation organized as a depository and research center for original Clay County Records, the Archives is located one block east of the square in Liberty at 210 East Franklin in the Frank Hughes Memorial Library building.
The sun is out. The rain is stopping. It’s time to pedal. The hardcore riders may pedal all year round, but now it is the season for anybody that likes to ride their bike. One, two, three, or four wheels; one speed to 27; on the pavement or in the dirt; the bicycle is an incredible way to enjoy warm days.