just for fun

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Lunch Gone?

The blue lunch bag in the bottom right corner of the fridge is MIA. It is somewhere I'm sure!

It contained a delicious, lean Virginia ham, sharp cheddar cheese, crisp romaine lettuce, juicy red ripe on the vine tomato, and was slathered with veggie dip. A plump cluster of red grape to hold me over until dinner would have been my afternoon snack.

The police were summoned but a missing lunch report could not be filed until 48 hours after the initial disappearance.

Part II Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Lunch Gone?

Guess what I had for dinner last night? Crow, that's right, crow.

Upon arrival home after a long hard day of work, there to greet me was my precious blue insulated lunch bag. I learned a few things; it was my mind that was MIA not my lunch, my little lunch was not as safe in my bag because apparently it's not that insulated, my co-worker trusts me with her fast fancy car, I work with some very compassionate people that offered me everything from cardboard punch out food to frozen Lean Cuisine, and last not but least, I can stand to miss a few meals.

Fun in the Summer, On a Budget

We're all feeling the effects of the financial crunch! If you are tired of hearing "We're BORED!" from your friends and family, here are some great ideas for fun around the city on the cheap!

You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

Happy July! We are one month closer to our moving back home date and July is National Ice Cream Month.

Our Literature and Lemonade kids made homemade ice cream. it was yummy. As promised, here are some fast facts and the recipe for can ice cream.

Camden Point Freedom Festival

For the past 18 years, on the Saturday before the 4th of July weekend, the community members of Camden Point enjoy the annual Freedom Festival. The festivities begin in the afternoon with the mister and misses contest. Young boys and girls show up dressed in their Fourth of July outfits, do a talent show, and are awarded prizes.

Palm Tree Climbing

'Tis the season for relaxing on the beach, listening to waves gently rolling onto the shore, and immersing yourself in a good book. Okay, you read all the books on the recommended summer reading lists, you splashed around in the water, and you even took a nap under a palm tree. Suddenly a thought occurs to you, could I climb that palm tree? Worry no more! Remember, this is your peaceful, relaxing vacation. Here's how you do it.

Trivial Pursuit: Janet Evanovich

Top five trivia facts about your favorite authors:

  1. She studied art in college
  2. Her favorite Food is birthday cake
  3. She took lessons in improv acting
  4. Her favorite music is disco
  5. She used to pretend to sing opera as a child

The Monster from the Lee's Summit Library

Mike Thaler, author of the Black Lagoon series, came by to see us this past week. Lee’s Summit kids got the chance to hear him read and he created some illustrations for us.

Bubbles and Fun Carnival

Catch some bubbles, try your hand at sidewalk art, or even try to keep the hula hoop from falling. Whatever you choose, you'll have fun doing it! Come join in the fun at Bubbles and Fun Carnival at the Grain Valley Branch on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 9:30 am.

Amazing Face Painting at the Library!

One of the many popular programs at MCPL Liberty Branch included American Celebration with Face Painting Paradise. This program was held on July 1st and eager children had their faces painted with fun and patriotic designs. 

Audience members enjoyed and celebrated Independence Day at the library. Staff members shared patriotic stories, slides, and violin music while children anxiously waited to have their faces painted.