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!
Have you ever wondered what the America of the past was like? On February 23rd, Barbara Hughes will be at the Colbern Road Branch to take us on a journey through our history. Come learn more about the birth of our nation through the stirring tale of Anna Mary Kersallen, an indentured servant, who moved from England to America and became an American revolutionary figure. Our presenter will portray Anna Mary through music, historic replicas, and a PowerPoint presentation.
Baaahhh! What a great way to spend storytime. The Dearborn Branch group traveled to a farm where they fed and pet three baby lambs. Kids and lambs ran around the pasture, while their mamas (sheep and human) watched the antics of everyone. They played with the dog, bounced on a trampoline, and bottle-nursed the lambs. Everyone was tuckered out by the end, but a good time was had by all! Kids and sheep had a blast.
Share lambs with your little one by checking out these books:
Have you ever attended one of the Mad Science programs we offer here at MCPL? I think that they are so much fun! They deliver exciting, hands-on, and educational science experiences to children (and their parents, as well as the librarians)!
There is nothing more exciting than heading to the Independence Event Center to see a Maverick’s game. You just never know what’s going to happen. Those Mavericks are tough, and they mean business when they get on the ice. They also mean business when it comes to reading.
We all need something to give our day a little kick-start. Many people reach for the coffee pot when they stumble out of the bed in the morning, but me, I go for tea. Though the teabag I throw in my mug at 6 a.m. is usually the typical breakfast tea you can find in your local supermarket, there is actually an astounding array of tea out there – and just as many different ways to enjoy it.
Here is the second photo for this month from our Photo Fun group at the Excelsior Springs Branch. Michelle Hale took this picture of her two dogs playing tug of war over a piece of clothing.
Photo Fun meets once every other month, and it is open to photographers of all levels. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m., and it will focus on taking pictures indoors. Ask a staff member or contact the branch at 630.6721 for more information.
Here is the third photo for this month from our Photo Fun group at the Excelsior Springs Branch. Donna Collum took this picture of a beautiful sunset in Liberty, Missouri.
Photo Fun meets once every other month, and it is open to photographers of all levels. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m., and it will focus on taking pictures indoors. Ask a staff member or contact the branch at 816.630.6721 for more information.
Okay, maybe not in the middle of the night when your bare foot comes down on the one rogue LEGO that refuses to stay in the container, but most generally, it's hard to find someone who doesn't like those little plastic bricks.