What am I hyped about now? Aerial dance! If you haven't seen it, then it's like nothing you've ever seen. It’s not your mom's salsa or your dad's two-step.
Aerial dance involves dancers twisting, flinging, slithering, hanging and anything else they can do on fabric slings or trapezes. It takes a huge amount of physical strength and co-ordination to basically perform a dance in mid-air.
Let's hear it for LEGO My Eggo and their hit Get Your Fork Away From My Toaster!
LEGO My Eggo, America's most popular funk-hop-polka-ska band, is currently appearing at the Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch front desk, and will headline the library's Third Annual LEGO Show Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Along with the band, catch a glimpse of some of the celebrity "LEGOheads" in the crowd, including Darth Vader, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Two-Face and The Village People.
Ok, now that I've put that refrain in your head...that brings us to my favorite season. Ah, the joys of summer...baseball, camping, road trips, sipping lemonade and reading library books on lazy, sunny days. Nothing really beats summer for relaxing.
In thinking about my favorite summer things, I remembered the fun as a kid of squeezing lemons and mixing them with sugar and water and pouring it all over ice. It took a lot of lemons to make that crisp, refreshing drink, but it was worth it.
What do armadillos, chinchillas, porcupines, geckos, and spider monkeys have in common? Pretty much nothing... except they are all exotic, and they were all at the Buckner Branch on Wednesday morning. Scott, from Exotic Animals R Us, shared some of his awesome little creatures with us. There was also a "Hela Monster", a very cute and noisy fox, and a very adorable linx kitten. Many of Scott's animals have appeared on well-known television shows and are used for educational purposes.
Kansas City meteorologist Katie Horner will visit the Boardwalk Branch on Saturday, June 25th for a program entitled Weather, Wise, and Wonderful. Katie and the team from Mad Science will lead families in an exploration of weather phenomena. Understand meteorologists' fascination with the clouds. Explore the forces that create tornadoes. Have a hair-raising experience creating your own lightning. Come and enjoy this and more at 10 a.m.
Tomorrow, June 21, marks the official beginning of summer! In the Northern Hemisphere, summer begins with the summer solstice, which occurs at precisely 12:16 PM, June 21, 2011 here in Missouri. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, this day is the beginning of winter!
There are fun activities to go with the reading program at the Dearborn Branch this summer. Representatives of the Kansas City Zoo were here June 21st, and presented a program about the animals of the Amazon. They read a story, and also had a jaguar pelt for the children to look at and feel.
A Post-4th of July Patriotic Treat at the Library!
The fireworks may end when the holiday does, but that doesn't mean you can't still have some fun afterwards. Treat yourself to the songs and dancing of American Rhythm, a multi-talented group of young singers and dancers. We invite you to join them as they sing and dance to our nation's most popular patriotic songs at the Excelsior Springs Branch. This program promises to be good wholesome fun for the whole family.
This last Wednesday at the Grain Valley library, we had the program Mad Science Fire and Ice with Magnetic Mindia. We had a great turn out, and everyone really enjoyed themselves, young and old. The program was science based around fire and ice, sounds kind of boring, but not with this presenter - Magnetic Mindia. In my opinion, she made this otherwise boring subject very exciting and interesting. She did some pretty cool things with bubbles, dry ice, leaf blowers, and her friend Eggbert the egg. If you haven't seen this program yet, you still can.