The North Independence Branch is having a couple of great library programs next month that I think will definitely jump start your summer spirits! Especially since both of these programs have roots back to the Spirit of ‘76.
This is the time of year that most people are working on their tans, although there are some organized people who are spending this time planning for the holidays. These are the people who make Christmas gifts, or do a lot of holiday entertaining. Now is the time to start those crafts! That way, November and December can be a time to enjoy the season instead of spending your time rushing around. Join us at the Antioch Branch for Christmas in July!
You might not be ready to think about it, but the summer is almost over. It will be time to go back to school soon. What better way to get prepared than to attend a free demonstration at the North Oak Branch?
Hey, are you a recent high school grad or a 20-something? The Oak Grove Branch is having its 1st ever popcorn and movie night just for you! The movie is on Thursday June 30th at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or a camp chair because the movie will be outside and projected on the side of the building! Bring your own candy and drinks! Don't miss out on this epic event!!!
What do City of Thieves, Mad Science and Green Projects have in common? They are programs being offered at Riverside Branch.
The week of July 12th through the 14th is full of activities for adults, kids and teens. It's not to late to pick up a book for bookclub or register for the programs. Best of all, events at the library are free!
Stop by North Independence Branch on Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 p.m. and meet local, science-fiction writer Jim Gamble. He's the author of The Rise of the Phoenix and contributing editor of Horizons-An Anthology of Prize Winning Stories from SFNovelist.com. Bring a copy to be signed. Support your local authors!
Click here to read more about Jim Gamble, a 1961 graduate from William Chrisman High school.
Calling all BBQ fans (and anyone else who wants to learn a thing or two about BBQ)! Here is a program you will not want to miss. Award winning BBQ chef Wanda Swartz will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to share some tips on making smoked meats that will make your mouth water, and have your friends wanting more. She will share recipes for rubs, marinades, and Italian sausage, as well as other priceless tips on how to get the best smoked meats you can. There will be free samples, as well.