Has the heat wave got you down? Do you find yourself already thinking about (or wishing for) the calming snow of winter? Are you thinking of moving somewhere further north? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to bring your kids to our Christmas in July preschool storytimes at Mid-Continent Public Library's Boardwalk Branch on July 20 and 22 at 11 am. Preschool storytime includes songs, crafts, and snowball fights for kids of all ages. Registration is not required. Just come on by and think cool thoughts.
Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows. - Jimi Hendrix
The performance of the Cool Cats Rock and Roll Accordian Band at Riverside was fun. With an audience ranging in age from a few months to senior citizens, we witnessed toe tapping, hand clapping, free style dancing and singing (remember the song. Y.M.C.A.? )
If you missed this program, we have lots of others coming up. Click here for more programs.
Recently, I had the chance to talk with Dan Eaton, lead singer of Queens Club. Queens Club was recently on the cover of Ink Magazine and their first album Young Giants came out on Tooth and Nail Records earlier this summer.
How long has Queens Club been together? - Queens Club has been together roughly 2 1/2 years now, we've been touring for about 1 1/2 of those years.
Storytime at MCPL Raytown Branch becomes a little louder and more colorful when we get out the instruments. Keeping time with the changing rhythms of the music is fun for storytimers of all ages. Babies and toddlers can shake pretty shakers and older children can bang red sticks or sand blocks. Music helps children learn to read but for now it's just fun to use them! Come join us at Raytown Branch Storytimes on Tuesdays at 11:00am, Thursdays at 7:00pm or Fridays at 10:00am. See you there!
You won't be able to sit still at our Kindermusik Musical Storytime Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Kindermusik is a music and movement program for infants to preschoolers. You and your child will play, listen, and dance to musical activities specifically designed to stimulate early childhood development.
Space is limited. If you'd like to join the fun, call the Kearney Branch at 628-5055 to make your reservation.
Mr. Jim Cosgrove, a.k.a. Mr. Stinkyfeet, was here this week. It was loud and it was awesome. For those who don’t understand the significance of a visit from Mr. Stinkyfeet, let me say that a Mr. Stinkyfeet concert is one of the library’s unofficial holidays. In this case, an unofficial library holiday is defined as an event or slot of time in which people and children are encouraged to pick up instruments and sing very loudly about peanut butter.
Music Review: Tim McGraw @ the Sprint Center June 27th
The lights dim in the Sprint Center and Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight blares through the speakers. The screams of the women in attendance fill the air with the realization that the man in the tight shirt and signature black cowboy hat was about to take the stage. Excitement and urgency flow through me as I wait for the show to start. The lights dim even more as the song crescendo’s to a heart pounding drum solo. Screams abound; cameras are turned on and steadied for the first of many photos to be taken. Finally, the song ends and a few minutes later
Chief Meteorologist, Bryan Busby has been working at KMBC-TV since 1985. In that time, he has established himself as one of Kansas City’s favorite weathermen. In addition to forecasting the weather, Busby has proved to be something of a polymath, having established himself as both a concert timpanist and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony. Recently, I had the chance to interview Mr. Busby about the historical significance of last week’s heat wave, our weather’s legendary mood swings and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
More Than Research and Romance Novels: MCPL Offers Today's Hottest Music!
I had one job when it came to the fourteen hour road trip I took with my best friend this summer: playing DJ. I had stocked up on tons of good music; the only problem now was deciding what to play first. I made my decision and popped the CD in the player; the upbeat dance melodies of Lady Gaga blared from the speakers.