It's All About the "Pink" at Blue Springs North Branch!
Join us at our breast cancer awareness program on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. as we gain knowledge of better health and improved awareness on the prevention of breast cancer. Discover ways to help others and yourself at the MCPL Pink Parties.
I do not personally like crochet; I think it’s a hold-over from the 1970's. My mum created many an afghan, and I quite honestly disliked them. However, now that she is gone, I hold on to them. The colors are SO 1970's! When I think of the love and hours invested, I am touched and hold onto them. Perhaps, one day the colors will once again be in vogue.
My favorite programs to book at the Kearney Branch are cooking classes.
It's not just because I like to cook and eat, it's also because the Library is one of the few places people can learn to cook these days for free.
Whether it's cinnamon rolls or the best techniques for making soup, the Library's cooking programs offer patrons cooking classes with recipes and ideas they can easily access, understand, and duplicate. And that's what most of us want when we're looking for something new and different to serve up at dinnertime, isn't it?
The Pink Party is almost upon us! This is a wonderful event poised to offer support, health tips, and pampering.
This Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., we will have our event and the list of enticements just keeps getting longer.
In addition to our speakers, the literature, and wellness check, we will have a yoga demonstration and merchant fair. We will have two massage therapists giving chair massages. We will have refreshments from Starbucks, Hy-Vee, and Classy Chocolates of Liberty.
We have a special treat for you at the Library. A special program, called War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II, will be here next Monday at 7:00 p.m. Presented by EbzB Productions, this program is a musical journey through a war that redefined the world. It features personal letters from the front and headline news from the period.
Beyond the Books is the title for the quarterly brochure published to show the classes and programs offered at MCPL. You can find this at the front desk at your local MCPL branch. But get them quick, they go fast. While browsing the magazine, I saw a program listed at a branch other than where I work, and I signed up online. This program was a walking tour of the River Market area of Kansas City. We met at the Steamboat Arabia and walked with a guide through the River Market.
Here are three very unique creations guaranteed to light up any Thanksgiving celebration. Janice Scott, Alicia Kern, and Pamela Kern made beaded turkeys as part of a craft program at our Library. A special thanks to Tina Gatewood for showing us how to make them.
This is just an example of some of the unique and fun craft programs MCPL has to offer. Sign up online or contact your local branch for more information.
Is one of your resolutions for 2013 to start your own business or go back to school? If it is, or even if you are just curious about where to start, the Grandview Branch will be offering some free programming opportunities that just might help.
When planning for our big event, Young@ Heart:Open House, I had a really large obstacle to overcome. The event focuses on free services offered by many Clay County organizations to those age 50 and up. The problem I ran into was the fact that many people this age and over do not like to be referred to as senior. I had to try to describe the event and get across to our customers that these services were for customers of a certain age. I did not realize before I worked on the first event we had last May how much of an issue this could be.