Fall is just around the corner, and with its arrival, the Blue Springs North Branch will be offering some fun and unique programs. The following are just a few of those programs. Check out our Events page for a full listing for our branch (or any others).
If you are a regular reader of the Riverside Branch’s blog, you may realize that I am the foodaholic. I check out almost every new cookbook that MCPL purchases. I’ve also recommended a few of my favorites in a previous blog. Did you have a chance to read them? Which recipes did you make?
Never underestimate the potential for a wonderful surprise to occur.
When we set out to plan our upcoming Pink Party: Breast Cancer Awareness, all we were sure of was that we wanted to make it a great day. The "how" wasn’t as clear. The Pink Party is an afternoon set aside for information, education, and a little pampering. We aim to keep the tradition of fun going from previous years as well.
Beyond the Books is the title for the quarterly brochure published to show the classes and programs offered at MCPL. You can find this at the front desk at your local MCPL branch. But get them quick, they go fast. While browsing the magazine, I saw a program listed at a branch other than where I work, and I signed up online. This program was a walking tour of the River Market area of Kansas City. We met at the Steamboat Arabia and walked with a guide through the River Market.
I did not realize, before I began working at the Library, that the Library was such a richly, layered place. I knew about checking out books and the wonderful storytimes for children. I had no idea what lay beneath the surface. One of the layers that really impressed me was the variety of programs that were offered to the public. I had no idea. I had only attended one or two programs at my local branch, and both of those were very informative and helpful. They did not lead me to the real scope of programs that are available.
Teens at the Antioch Branch had the opportunity to try some French cooking this week. Usually, when one imagines French foods, you think of heavy sauces and beautiful presentations. We did not worry about either for this program. Our chef, Ms. LaGrece, prepared couscous pilaf with cranberries and pecans. For the sauce, we tasted Rosemary's Peppercorn. Can you say delicious? While she prepared the dish, Ms. LaGrece talked about healthy eating. We all came away smarter about food selection and preparation, and full from eating the results.
Well, we just finished our first crafty program for the year here a Riverside, and it went very well, if I do say so myself. One night I was doing my usual surfing of Pinterest, when I came across a pin on how to make your own eBook reader case. I really disliked the covers that I saw in the store for my Kindle, much less the ridiculous prices that were being charged. So I decided to make my own. The first one was my trial and error case, and it turned out pretty well, but there was room for improvement.
We have a special program for teens this Saturday, March 16th at 2:30 p.m. It focuses on iris folding, which is simply arranging strips of folded paper in a pattern that resembles the iris of an eye or camera. The finished pattern looks very complex, but it is actually very simple to make. Iris folding is used to make cards, add designs to scrapbooks, decorate boxes or gift bags, and more! Registration is required, as we can only take 20 people for this program, so sign up quickly!