Ernest Hemingway is an American icon, but within that status, there are many depictions of the man including: Hemingway as the Nobel Prize-winning literary hero whose terse style became synonymous with his name; Hemingway the celebrity, who cavorted with film stars and romanced Marlene Dietrich; Hemingway the journalist, attracted to dramatic stories from war fronts; and Hemingway the archetypal macho man, a sportsman and gun aficionado who survived two plane crashes while hunting on the African safari.
On the 17th of September, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by 39 of the 55 delegates sent to the "Grand Convention" at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The document was subsequently ratified by conventions in eleven states. In commemoration of the anniversary of the signing, facts about the constitution, as well as an overview of the great struggle to form this nation, will be addressed in a PowerPoint presentation entitled the The Miracle of Philadelphia, presented by David A.
Never underestimate the potential for a wonderful surprise to occur.
When we set out to plan our upcoming Pink Party: Breast Cancer Awareness, all we were sure of was that we wanted to make it a great day. The "how" wasn’t as clear. The Pink Party is an afternoon set aside for information, education, and a little pampering. We aim to keep the tradition of fun going from previous years as well.
I have lived in the River Market for over a year now, and I have yet to explore the history of the place. I always hear stories of how pivital the River Market area was to industry growth in Kansas City, but I want specifics.
Scrapbooking time joins Book Club and Yarn Bee at the Dearborn Branch in October. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. on October 18th, anyone with a scrapbooking project can join us for exclusive time to work on albums. Your albums are digital now? No problem, plan it all out on paper first or bring your laptop along.
We'll meet for an hour, so bring photos and supplies to work that long. Or, use the time to gather ideas for your pages from others. No matter what your plan, setting aside an hour a month to scrapbook will get those memories saved and albums finished.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is an annual campaign to help raise education about Breast Cancer. Many of our branches will be hosting a Pink Party. This celebration brings together survivors and families affected by this illness. One in eight women in the US are diagnosed with Breast cancer. Join us in learning, loving, and fighting for a cure.
Here are some titles in our catalog that may help with research and the dates/times of our Pink Parties:
Halloween candy is out in the stores. That means, it’s time to register for the 4th annual Let Your Skeletons Dance Lock In. On Friday, October 26, 2012, the Midwest Genealogy Center will remain open for attendees from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. The night includes a barbeque dinner, mini-classes, games, and door prizes. There’s time for research and talking with fellow genealogists. This year the classes will focus on copiers, printers, and scanners.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time for remembering those lost to the disease and empowering those currently fighting it. It's a time for learning about the importance of being examined on a regular basis and adopting a more healthful lifestyle. It's a time for realizing that most of us have been touched by breast cancer. If we haven't battled it ourselves, we probably know someone who has.