The sweetest things in life are often the most simple. Once a month people from the Buckner area get together at the library and learn to do a craft that is easy, cheap or free, and fun. While we are crafting away, we talk about everything under the sun and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. It's a time when we leave our troubles behind and laugh and play.
Attention shutterbugs! You probably already knew that your library is a great place to find books and reference materials on photography...but starting later this month, it’s also a great place to learn more about the craft and share your photos with others. Starting January 24, the Photography Forum will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lee’s Summit Branch.
I am NOT a winter person. I love the snow, but I just can’t handle the cold. I wear layers upon layers to stay warm all winter long. Nothing warms my bones more than a wonderful, tasty hot cup of soup. I have to say, creamy potato is my favorite. After a full day of work, I get my book, a hot cup of soup, and enjoy the tranquility.
I have childhood memories, as I'm sure many of you do, of drums made from coffee cans, cardboard tube horns, and guitars made of rubber bands and a Kleenex box or a cigar box. Not only did these homemade creations roughly (emphasis on roughly) resemble the instruments they were modeled after, but we could occasionally make actual "music" with them.
Watching the news never really worried me until I moved to Kansas City. Now, I should tell you that we sure have our share of heinous events going on Back East, but news broadcasts here seem to relish in the macabre. Maybe, it’s just me.
MCPL has a secret mascot. The branch this mascot lives in is a………. secret. What is this mascot? Hmmmm. Would you like some hints? Well then, here are a few. The mascot is tall, slightly fluffy, cute, and has a long, long tail. Do you know yet? No? Need more clues? Hmmmm. This mascot is furry, well mannered, AND loves to speak in rhyme. Got it? No? Hmmmm. Okay, big red tie, tall red and white hat! Yes, it’s the Cat In The Hat, and he is coming back!
The first monthly Heritage Scrapbooking class was a rousing success! We had 27 scrapbookers ranging from the absolute-never-scrapbooked-before beginner to the nearly-professional. From the comments received, it seems that everyone had a great time, and there are already several people signed up for next month’s class.
Many of us will admit to being procrastinators. We put off doing an assignment or project until the last minute, and then finally, we put the effort in and wrap it up in a flurry of activity. It’s estimated that 80-95% of college students procrastinate, and 75% of them actually consider themselves procrastinators. They devote weeks to gathering information but are unable to finish their paper because they didn’t leave enough time for actually writing the paper. "Student Syndrome" is the term
As someone who has lived most of his life in the Raytown area, I have always been a booster of the Raytown community. While I like the Raytown community, I have to admit, when people in the metropolitan area think of entertainment, we’re not real high on the list. I’ve never really been able to promote one of Kansas City’s best entertainers at the Raytown Branch for an evening of entertainment. Well, now I can.