Throughout my years working for Mid-Continent, I have often wondered what it would be like to have a pig in the library. It seems as if my wish will come true. On Saturday, September 25 at 2:00, Stable T. Farms will present the Farm Animals to You program at the Blue Springs North Branch. I am told that the animals will be allowed into the library (a tarp will be provided.) Joining the pig named Dora, there will be a chicken, a duck, a rabbit, and a goat.
This holiday season, Mid-Continent Public Library is celebrating Charles Dickens with a special series of programs featuring his classic A Chirstmas Carol. The series includes library favorite David zum Brunnen's performance of A Night Before... A Christmas Carol, a lecture from Dickens scholar Dr. Elliot Engel, and a return to the area from Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The performances run November 29 - December 15. Registration is required for all events.
The library had a visit from Jo Ho, the Storyteller, this afternoon. She brought stories, musical instruments, and interactive activities that about a dozen children and adults enjoyed. We particularly enjoyed the song about what kinds of animals lived in various kinds of homes like nests and burrows.
Jo Ho has been bringing stories to audiences for over 22 years. She has been across the country presenting at schools, libraries, museums, and festivals as far away as Honolulu.
Does Your Neighbor Have a Tiger? - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Part 1
You are used to hearing a neighbor’s dog bark or cats in a cat fight. If you are farther out in the country, you are even used to the sounds of cows and horses and an occasional coyote howl. But how would you feel if you heard a tiger growl or a lion roar? How would you feel if you discovered that a tiger is living next door in your suburban neighborhood? Or that a lion is roaming a nearby farm? The idea isn't so far-fetched. It's happening right across America. Tigers and lions are surprisingly easy and inexpensive to purchase as pets.
The Dome Theater is a one-of-a-kind visual experience, featuring an inflatable room and using the latest in fish-eye technology to create a totally immersive experience that rivals IMAX. Movies will be shown throughout the day and last an average of 30 minutes. Tickets for each show are $1. Tickets go on sale May 25 and must be purchased at the branch.