Looking for something fun to do in August? Come join us at the Library and learn the game of chess. Research says that chess improves test scores on math and reading! Have fun while learning about chess moves, important rules and game etiquette, strategy, openings, endgame, and tactics. Nationally rated chess coaches, Frank Whitwell and Ken Fee from the Kansas City Chess Club, will be your teachers.
Back when I was a young boy growing up in Independence, there were two things that really got me stoked (besides playing in the yard): the Chiefs and reading. I would watch Chiefs games with my parents, mostly on TV but occasionally at the stadium. After a little while, I would get bored, but K. C. Wolf was always there and I thought he was the coolest mascot in the league!
Our annual Summer Reading Program will be ending soon on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. This will be the last day to turn in your reading lists or reviews. You will have until Saturday, August 3rd to pick up your last prize.
This year, we’ve had hundreds of children and teens participate, from birth to age 20. Many prizes have been earned through this program, and our children’s wall has been filled with names of participants. We are very proud of our community and their participation.
Are you ready for an adventure in a galaxy far, far away? On Saturday October 5th, check out the Liberty Branch of MCPL for the 2nd annual Star Wars Reads Day! The event runs from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and features a Star Wars themed storytime, crafts, pictures with the 70th Explorers Garrison, and a raffle for some very awesome Star Wars prizes.
We all have good days and bad days, but especially during the holidays when cheer and good will towards all are rather abundant. One can seem particularly scroogey with a few bah-hum bugs. Thankfully, one not-so-cheerful day doesn’t allot us a late-night appointment with three timely ghosts. But a lifetime of stinginess can bring us a whole lot more than we bargain for.