Over the years MCPL Raytown branch has had several crochet classes which generated interest in forming a monthly group of enthusiastic crocheters. None of us are experts—I’m still learning along with the others in the group.
Our once a month sessions are fun and non-competitive. Everyone works on their own projects at their own speed. Often, we work on projects as a group.
The Mid-Continent Public Library offers a variety of programs for the whole family. These programs are free or with a small cost for hands on materials. Moms, do you need to plan an outing for the children? Go to the library, pick up books, and take in a puppet show, juggler, or a clown. Teens are you bored? Check out the teen programs like Anime Movie Night. Those hot summer days don't have to be spent only at the pool.
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!
Annual Teen Ice Cream Social: A Place to Meet New Friends
With the newly decorated young adult area, the staff thought it would be fun to actually use this area for our teen programs. We had many teens show up to enjoy making (and eating) tasty ice cream treats and making new friends. We made banana splits and sundaes, giggling about the fun we had this summer. Many comments were made about how great the new teen area looks. Come check it out when you attend on of our upcoming teen programs this fall, including a game day on September 25th and pumpkin carving on October 26th.
The Blue Ridge Branch offers Film Time every summer. The movies we show are planned for families, day cares, and summer day camps. Film Time will end in mid-August, so if you need a mid-week break from your regular activities, join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.
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.
The 2010 Summer Reading Program has really heated things up at our branch but we've been keeping cool at the Raytown Branch will lots of great entertainment! Coming up, we've got Mad Science Demonstrates Splash-Tastic Science on Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm. Even people who might not know how cool science can be will be sure to find this program interesting and fun.
Barbara Hughes began her presentation by personifying Narcissa Whitman. “Narcissa” commenced by explaining how she was called into missionary work in 1835, and then met and married Dr. Marcus Whitman. The Whitmans, along with Henry and Eliza Spalding, traveled to Fort Walla Walla in what is now known as Washington State. Through the slide presentation, as well as the information and descriptions given by Mrs. Hughes and “Narcissa,” the audience followed Narcissa from her missionary calling to the tragic Whitman Massacre.