Ever wonder if a snake is slimy or if a turtle really carries his home on his back. Find out at Turtles, Snakes, Oh My!Thursday, July 22 at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch. Join a Clay County ranger as he gives us the low-down on turtles, snakes and even salamanders. Find out where they live, what they eat, and why they do what they do. Don’t pass up the chance to hold or touch each animal.
Want to a make a difference? Getting involved in your community by volunteering is one of those things that leave your mark on the world. Start small and don’t underestimate your sphere of influence!
Do you love horses? Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities utilizing equine assisted activities to improve their everyday quality of life. They are located in Lee’s Summit in the southeast corner of Jackson County Missouri.
The Summer Reading Program at the Camden Point Branch is underway. Although the Camden Point Branch hosts programs throughout the whole year, it is during the summer when we host programs almost every week. And yes, most of the programs are mostly attended by kids, parents, teachers and adults.
It's hot out there, and while most people know how to keep yourself cool, you may not know how to keep your four legged best friend cool. I'm talking of your dog of course. The most important thing to remember during the summer is to make sure you're not over doing exercise. Dogs all need exercise everyday all year long, but during the summer especially, you really need to pay attention to make sure they're keeping cool as well. Breeds that are the most sensitive to heat related health issues are the breeds with the "squashed-up" faces, or brachycephalic faces.
It was a fun day to come in and cool off at the library! Jo Ho, a professional storyteller, presented a delightful down under adventure of stories about koalas, kangaroos, and the billabong in Australian Adventure for children and adults today. We all enjoyed to cool air as Jo spun tales of Joey Kangaroo and the Hopping Mouse. We learned lots of terms like, "It's my shout, mate!" That's the Australian way of letting someone know they're in for a treat. Stop by the next time Jo Ho is performing. We would love to see you!
You just never know what's going to happen when you attend a program at the library. Goldie, the golden eagle escaped her kennel, and a few wild moments ensued. Don't worry, no small children were carried away! See, YOU should have been here. Operation Wildlife, www.owl-online.org, brought Goldie, and we learned many facts about eagles.
We were recently visited by Judith Hawley and her wonderful dog Flora. They presented a program at the Buckner Branch. The really awesome thing about these two visitors is that they have a special relationship. Judith is blind and Flora is her guide dog. Did you know that when a guide dog has his harness on, you shouldn’t talk to him or pet him because he is working? When the harness comes off, he is off work and becomes like any other dog. The children were especially fascinated with the way Judith cleans up after Flora, you know bathroom breaks and such.