You are sitting in a room shrouded by darkness and shadows. Faces from times past keep popping up and fading away. In each face, you see a part of yourself, a missing puzzle piece. Then, suddenly, you see your grandmother's face smiling at you, then your mom's face, and your uncle's face. They're all waiting for you to ask them a question. What question do you suppose you would ask? Maybe, your grandfather told you that your great-great-great uncle Roxton fought in the Civil War, but you don't have proof...where do you look for that? And wouldn't you know
Do you like needle crafts? We do too! We’ve started a Knit & Stitch group here at Red Bridge on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Our first two meetings were a rousing success. The advanced knitters enjoyed chatting and crafting, and the newbies had fun learning the basics. Advice was exchanged and pattern books were consulted.
Summer is winding down, and although we can’t feel the chill in the air yet, it’ll be here before we know it. After an entire season of outdoor fun, are you ready to curl up on the couch and get crafty? There’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire with a quilt or afghan project on your lap.
Beginning Classes at MGC: The Perfect Place to Start
Let’s say you have a friend, we’ll call her Jayne Deaux. Jayne started her genealogy research a few years ago, and spent hours upon hours upon hours researching her family. You thought Jayne was crazy! Why spend so much time looking backward? But the more Jayne talked about her findings and the little clues she followed, the more you thought, "Mmm, this is like all those mystery novels I read." Still, you dug your feet in the ground and refused to become one of those people.
Each month the Lee’s Summit Branch Photography Forum picks a theme, and the members go out and take pictures of that theme. The theme for July was downtown Lee’s Summit. I am so excited to share with everybody the pictures that were taken. We have selected a dozen photos to display in the Library. Come check them out on the far wall opposite the front doors.
Are you interested in starting your own business? Have a great idea, but don’t know how to move forward? Or, are you on your way, but just need a little help with your next step? MCPL may be able to help you out! In addition to all of the great Online Resources we have for small businesses, we are now offering free classes at several of our branch locations:
During WWII and even the Korean War, Hollywood produced films that doubled as pure support-the-war propaganda. Not so for the Vietnam War, filmmakers took an increasingly dim and damning view of this overseas conflict that proved so fractious for so long. But even the most cynical films focused on the Vietnam War offer important stories, and even these present moments of heroism and valor.
I love old things, antique things, and ancient things. When I walk through my favorite antique store I’m often heard saying, "I wonder who held this before me." I’m in awe when I pick up a hundred year old book and try to feel all the other souls who touched it. I find that history and its individuals with fantastic stories fill me with joy and wonder at times past. And so often am I looking back, that sometimes I miss today.
If you are a regular reader of the Riverside Branch’s blog, you may realize that I am the foodaholic. I check out almost every new cookbook that MCPL purchases. I’ve also recommended a few of my favorites in a previous blog. Did you have a chance to read them? Which recipes did you make?