Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR, provides refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats” that would otherwise be euthanized. Can’t go to Eureka Springs, AR? That’s okay; they’ll come to you at various MCPL Branches. Get an up close and personal look into the world of Big Cats. Learn general information on the Big Cats and about the refuge.
The Grandview Branch is pleased to host Scott and Tanya Smith and the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge again this summer. Turpentine Creek is located in Eureka Springs, AR and is a refuge for abandoned “big cats.” The Smiths’ program will focus on the daily life of the big cats and will be accompanied by a chance to see a couple of the big cats that live at the refuge up close. Our program is on June 9th at 7pm and at 8pm. We hope to see you and your family at the Grandview Branch to learn how you can help these beautiful
Next Monday morning at 9:30, the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is coming to the South Independence Branch and they are bringing a couple of their massive predators. I missed their visit last year, but I heard they brought both a tiger and a panther. Beat that Anime Club!
June 5th was the annual MCPL Edgerton Branch Frog Jumping Contest. Frogs large and small competed for title of the Fastest Frog in Platte County. The winner was a Spring Peeper handled by Sarah Addison.
Boy Scouts Horsemanship Merit Badge will be held in two parts. Part 1 will be at the Colbern Road Branch on Sat., Aug. 6 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Part 2 will be held at the Sunset Trails Horse Stables located in Lee's Summit the following Friday, August 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Wear Class "A" for the library session, but Class “B” for the stable session.
The “I need a really great book to read” thought hits me about once a week, and the best thing is finding a great but previously unknown to me author. One I’d like to share is Virginia Lanier. She writes great mysteries and her main character raises and trains bloodhounds. So, lovers of mystery, humor, dogs, and suspense will really enjoy this author. Also, you will painlessly learn a great deal about bloodhounds. Here's the titles in order so you can get started on this fun series.
Meet a live opossum and learn how he and his friends survives in your neighborhood at Opossum, Missouri’s Marsupial Thursday, July 8 at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park will bring some of these “seldom seen alive” critters to the library for you to see.
Settle around a morning campfire and listen to the Songs and Stories of the Cowboy Thursday, July 15 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch. Join cowboy singer and songwriter Uncle Abe on a musical trail ride through the Old West complete with songs and stories full of lassos and lil’ doggies.