It’s that time of year again! We thought it was never going to get here! What time of year am I talking about? Well, Christmas Time of course! Here at the Weston Branch, we are extremely happy that December has arrived. Yule logs, hot cider, Christmas trees, presents….we have been waiting on it all. You would think we would be satisfied with all of this, but we are not. No, we had to have more to make this holiday season very special.
Santa is making his rounds this time of year! It’s time for the little ones to line up to tell the jolly old elf all their wishes for Christmas this year. When I was a young girl, I was actually quite afraid of Santa. My first photo with Santa shows me screaming and crying. When my family asked me how I liked my visit with Santa, I became sheepish and said, "I cried." My mother says it was several more years before I’d even go near the big guy.
Join us at the library for a special Christmas performance by students from the Lawson High School Select Choir. These young and talented singers will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to sing holiday carols and share the Christmas spirit. The performance will be on Thursday, December 15 at 2:30 pm.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Happy Holidays! Silver Bells! If you listen to any of the "all" Christmas radio stations, you can’t help but become familiar with these songs. However, there is another song which is played at this time of year, at least in Kansas City. It’s a little tune titled It’s Christmas in Kansas City, which includes in its lyrics various events and attractions associated with the Christmas season in our metropolitan area.
NASA Class for Homeschool Parents At Red Bridge Branch
If you are a home school parent and would like ideas for teaching science, the Red Bridge Branch has a program just for you. On Thursday, February 2th at 7:00 p.m., there will be an opportunity for parents to hear from two NASA education specialists.
Many of our customers come to our branch to learn how to begin their genealogy search. Unfortunately, many of us here at the Riverside Branch are not experts in this subject. But we do have a very excellent resource available to us, the Midwest Genealogy Center, which is a part of the MCPL system. Starting in January of 2012, we will begin an evening series of genealogy-related topics taught by the expert staff from the MGC.
Boardwalk Writers: A Little Bit of NaNo All Year Round
Writing is a solitary art form, so we at the Boardwalk Branch have begun a writing group to provide support and encouragement for your writing process. Boardwalk Writers meet once a month to explore topics such as the writing life, generating ideas, the publishing process, achieving goals, and more. We also will share feedback on our writing. All brands of writers are welcome, so no matter what you write (memoir, fiction, romance, thrillers, children’s books, documentaries, or whatever), you can find a place in this group.
On December 7, 2011 the Liberty Branch MCPL hosted a teen program, Duct Tape Creations. A couple of days before the program, Kathy Hayes, a representative from H&R Block, donated ten rolls of colored duct tape for the program. That Wednesday night, 26 teens enjoyed creating wallets using the donated duct tape. It was a fun night for the teens and their parents.
I would like to formally thank Kathy Hayes and H&R Block for their generous donation. It was very thoughtful and appreciated by all!
You may not be aware of all of the resources the library provides for students preparing for college. We have several excellent databases, among them are Learning Express Library and Testing and Education Reference Center. They provide subject area review courses and online practice tests for college prep courses.