As someone who has lived most of his life in the Raytown area, I have always been a booster of the Raytown community. While I like the Raytown community, I have to admit, when people in the metropolitan area think of entertainment, we’re not real high on the list. I’ve never really been able to promote one of Kansas City’s best entertainers at the Raytown Branch for an evening of entertainment. Well, now I can.
I am the first to admit, I am thinking about entering a twelve-step program for my Pinterest addiction. In case you don’t know, Pinterest is an online pinboard where anyone can find out how to do anything. While I may not be the most prolific crafter at the Riverside Branch, I sure do like to read about crafting. Same goes for cooking.
AARP Tax Representatives will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to assist seniors with low to moderate incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. They will start on Wednesday, February 1st and be at the library every Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be placed outside the door at 8 a.m. every day for that day only. Contact library staff at 630-6721, if you have any questions.
Decorating With Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds
I was reading an article on the computer a few weeks ago having to do with decorating with yard sale and thrift store finds. Pictures accompanied the article. I would have never known that the items were someone else’s junk. I thought of the old saying, "someone’s junk is another’s treasure." I came to work, looked up the subject, and found books on decorating "vintage." I came across some wonderful ideas. Having had a house fire a few years back and trying to decorate a whole house on a limited budget, the price is right! Seems this subject is taking off.
The primary focus of this class is the stories and histories of the families living in Bates, Cass, Jackson, and Vernon counties in Missouri in 1860. Researcher and author Tom Rafiner will address the question of what happened to the families during the Civil War, leading up to and subsequent to Order No. 11, where they went and who came back home.
Pre-registration is requested for this class which will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012.
Until Wednesday night, my attempts at vegetable soup were met with tepid responses from my family. While they were polite, no one did an Oliver Twist impression, standing at the stove empty bowl in hand begging for more.
So what happened? I sat in on our Simply Soup program Tuesday night here at the Kearney Branch.
Interested in learning more about the experience of gaining freedom in the antebellum South, as well as during the Civil War? MGC’s got a class for that! How We Were Freed: From Indentured Servants to Slavery will offer insight into this experience, touching on Native American Freedmen, as well as on different ways slaves were able to obtain their freedom.
Galangal? Kaffir Lime? Coconut Milk? What do all of these exotic sounding ingredients have in common? If you know, then I'm guessing that you and I have something in common, namely a love of Thai food. Yum! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...