With the tragedies happening in Japan, I wonder if you know that you can learn how to speak Japanese through the Japanese Language Club at our Antioch Branch. Each session covers conversational phrases and reading. Often textbooks are based on what is being written or what "should" be said. This group will focus on what actually "is" said! Join us, whether you are a complete beginner or advanced speaker. The effects of the earthquake and the subsequent tragedies are going to be felt for a long time.
This month’s Green Projects night for teens, Tuesday May 10th at 6:30, will star the amazing and versatile tin can. Think tin cans are ugly, boring, trashy, or other negative adjective of your choice? Not after we get our hands on them!
There will be two different projects to choose from (or make both if you’re a speedy crafter!): an elegant candle holder (perfect for outside use with a citronella candle) and a handy pencil/storage canister. Be there or be square!
It’s summer. And for those of you too young to have summer jobs, I know this time of year can be tricky. You want something constructive and fun to do. Now, I am fully aware that the library may not be your main choice. For some who love reading and books, it is (and you guys better come this summer!). What a lot of you don’t know is how much the library has to offer.
Kick-Off the Summer Reading Program with Water Ballons!
The Blue Springs North Branch is bringing back last year's popular Wet and Wild Water party. This year, we are celebrating the kick-off of the Teen Summer Reading Program. On Saturday, June 18th at 2 p.m., we will gather at the branch and head to the grassy knoll next door. There, we will have games including Horse, Spoon Balloon (my interpretation of the egg races), Hot Potato, and many more. In addition, if you have any water toys or guns, please bring them along.
Can you write a good story in 5 minutes? That was the challenge during the Creative Writing program for teens here at the Camden Point Branch. One young lady won our little contest by writing an imaginative history about Dr. Seuss. Here is her story:
Dr. Seuss came from a place called Cramer County. His two best friends were Sally and Sue. His address was 101 10th Street. His friends lived on either side of him.
His pet elephant was named Carly. She slept in an elephant-shaped bed that was neon green.