I sure hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving Holiday. I know I had a relaxing holiday with family that I haven't seen for a while, followed by crazy shopping, and vegging out on the couch. I suppose that I should recommend a couple of good exercise or fitness tomes, but I'm not really in the mood at this time. Maybe for a New Year's resolution? Stay tuned (hopefully before I gain 10 pounds).
Do you have a passion for duct tape but have never found that perfect venue to let it all out? Well, do I have a program for you! On Wednesday, December 7th, the Liberty Branch will host a Duct Tape Creations program for teens starting at 7:00 p.m. We will focus on all things colorful and sticky by making wallets and other creations.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. We’ve got the old wreaths hanging between windows, the lovely Christmas tree adorned with soft glowing lights spiraling around from branch to branch (not to brag but it’s quite spectacular), and we can’t forget the shiny presents sitting beneath this old tree of ours (sorry, I get distracted by shiny things pretty easily).
Ever heard of Minute to Win it? Or Stupid Human Tricks? This is the library version for teens. Come to the library and challenge your coordination. Plan on catching, tossing, shooting rubber bands, and playing keep it up with balloons. Winners will be rewarded, and everyone will be photographed (including myself). On December 6th at 7:00 p.m., be there and bring you’re A game.
It only took 60 seconds to humiliate ourselves. As a fan of Minute to Win It, I thought, why not bring this closer to home? So, the teens of the Blue Springs North Branch decided to do just that. And we have pictures!
Last Tuesday December 6th, we performed the most hilarious stunts known to man. Maybe I’m exaggerating, so what. But, it was fun. Please enjoy the following photos documenting our intrigue. Be sure to join us next year. Who knows what we will get into?
Do you write poetry? Would you like to meet with others who share your passion? Want to hear the poetry of established poets, and read some of your own works?
Give voice to your musings. Maya Angelou once said that, "Words mean more than what is set down on paper...it takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning." We can make sense of ourselves and our world when we share our experiences through poetry.
NASA Class for Homeschool Parents At Red Bridge Branch
If you are a home school parent and would like ideas for teaching science, the Red Bridge Branch has a program just for you. On Thursday, February 2th at 7:00 p.m., there will be an opportunity for parents to hear from two NASA education specialists.
On December 7, 2011 the Liberty Branch MCPL hosted a teen program, Duct Tape Creations. A couple of days before the program, Kathy Hayes, a representative from H&R Block, donated ten rolls of colored duct tape for the program. That Wednesday night, 26 teens enjoyed creating wallets using the donated duct tape. It was a fun night for the teens and their parents.
I would like to formally thank Kathy Hayes and H&R Block for their generous donation. It was very thoughtful and appreciated by all!
You may not be aware of all of the resources the library provides for students preparing for college. We have several excellent databases, among them are Learning Express Library and Testing and Education Reference Center. They provide subject area review courses and online practice tests for college prep courses.