So, it is that time again. It's time to get out the carving knives and make pumpkins become art. It is amazing what a little time, patience, and a good pattern can do for a pumpkin. We recently held a pumpkin carving program here at the Lee's Summit Branch and look what we made. We had great fun carving and talking. New friends were made, and pumpkins were turned into masterpieces.
We had superheroes in our presence. Batman (Will Baker) and Superman (Owen Baker) both listened to Halloween books, watched a short Halloween video, and participated in a Halloween craft. While no one was looking, Batman carefully pieced together a puzzle. A little ladybug (Chloe McClintock) also flittered through the library for storytime. We host a preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10am. Superheroes, princesses, and their sidekicks (moms) are always welcome!
What kind of mystery person are you? Do you like mystery with a bit of romance? Every Move You Make by Carla Cassidy gives you both the mystery and romance. Cassidy states, "As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better than a vicarious thrill, a safe scare, and that’s what romantic suspense books offer the reader."
On Thursday, October 28, Lee’s Summit’s laptime became a Little Spooks shindig with games, songs, and treats for all the toddlers. Little ones were costumed in princess dresses, cowboy clothes, ladybugs, Elmos, and Thomas the Train. After decorating trick or treat bags, we sang Halloween songs, walked the cake walk, played Spooky Bingo, and fished for treats in a bucket of balls. The final attraction was a parade around the circulation desk for everyone to enjoy. It appeared that all the two-year-olds had a spook-tacular time!
Bob Bovee and Gail Heil explore the many threads that come together to create "Country Music". Drawing from American folksongs, blues and ragtime, the compositions of Tin Pan Alley, and the music of the many ethnic groups in the American melting pot, country music was first recorded commercially in the 1920s. "Old Time Country Music", the forerunner of bluegrass, flourished up until World War II, not only on phonograph records, but on the many barn dance radio shows, traveling tent and medicine shows, and even the vaudeville theaters.