Attention kids and parents. Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip to the Excelsior Springs Branch on Saturday, December 11th at 2 pm. You will get a chance to hear them read a special holiday story. Then, kids will get a chance to sit in Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Parents, make sure you bring your cameras. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
Santa arrived at the Dearborn Branch with his guitar and familiar holiday music Tuesday, the 9th. The jolly man in the red suit got almost 40 peoples' toes tapping with familiar tunes and the chance to sing along. There was also an opportunity for kids to have their picture taken with Santa. With a twinkle in his eye, Santa said he knew who had been naughty or nice!
I’m very excited to be able to attend Gerald Dickens at his one-man performance next Wednesday, December 15th! Did you know that he got his start performing A Christmas Carol because of Mid-Continent Public Library? He was here in the Kansas City area in 1993 for the Dickens Fair and brought his great-great grandfather’s reading copy of A Christmas Carol with him.
The Dearborn Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library had a visit today from Anitra Steele, Children's Specialist. She brought her friend Morris the Moose, who was heading to the North Pole to find a friend with antlers like his. The puppet show Morris Finds Christmas was enjoyed by twenty-nine children and adults.
Santa made a surprise appearance at the North Oak Branch. Children, both young and old, enjoyed a story, a craft, and a chance to sit on Santa's lap! Jim "Two Crows" Wallen, aka Santa presented A Visit with Santa on December 16th at 10:30 AM. He was a hit as he told the story of how Santa got his reindeer. He helped the children with their crafts, and talked with everyone until show time.
Fun was had by all at Ms. Dennise’s puppet theater this week! Our last showing of the Christmas puppet show will be Saturday Dec. 18 during our 11 AM Family Time program. Don’t forget, storytimes are on break starting Monday Dec. 20th and will return in January! See you then!
Two plastic pink flamingos ridden by scantily clad Barbie dolls! I see this in a storefront window on my way to work every day. After 17 years of this bizarre sight, it makes a person flamingo crazy. So tacky, yet so cool.
Those famous pink wonders were the brainchild of designer Don Featherstone back in 1957. The Union Products company manufactured them until 2006. Another company purchased the copyright and the molds, so never fear - you can make your own flamingo display. Just try to top the Barbie display - it won't be easy!
Platte, Clay, and Jackson counties are the heart of activity for the legendary James gang and the area served by Mid-Continent Public Library. So, it seems only fittin' that Frank James will drop the Dearborn Branch and tell his story. A reenactor and storyteller will be here Monday evening, January 31st, at 7 p.m. to talk about Frank James' early life, the Civil War, and his outlaw days.
The Excelsior Springs Branch has a special treat for the Discovery Club this month. The Kansas City Zoo will be here to take you on an Australia Adventure. You will get to learn more about Australian folklore and culture. There will also be some mystery animal guests for you to see. The program will be on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11 am. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.