Think back...no matter how old you are, do you remember the first movie you saw? I can't remember exactly, but I have it narrowed down to two films that could have been my first. It was either Bambi at the Big Chief Drive-In in Topeka, Kansas or Cinderella at the Fox Theatre across from White Lakes Mall - also in Topeka.
So, your family is ready for a new pet! The next big decisions you have to make is what kind of pet you want and the age of that animal. Some people just go to a shelter and pick the first animal they see, while others go in with a specific animal in mind. There are people who want puppies or kittens; there are others who want a fully grown pet.
Do you realize how many of your favorite TV shows started life as books? Shows like Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Outlander all got their start on the printed page. This concept fascinates me. Why adapt a book into a relatively measly two-hour movie when you can really stretch your storytelling muscles in an ongoing series?
This is the time of year when ice cream is consumed the most. All of us love our ice cream, but do we know a lot about it? As you enjoy your favorite flavor, here are some fun facts about our favorite summertime treat.
Marvel movies have always fascinated me. Growing up, I never read all that many comic books. But into my teens, when Marvel Entertainment began to grow more and more popular, I really delved into it. I learned as much as I could about different characters and universes. One of my favorites just happened to be X-Men.
I was six years old when I heard my father’s first story. It was a very warm, early summer evening in Phoenix, Arizona. The single-pane glass doors of the tiny back porch patio of his apartment stood open. The breezes filled the room like a liquid filling a vessel – the air conditioner losing its fight to control the atmosphere of the tiny space.
June is national candy month. What better way to welcome summer than with sweets. One of my personal favorites is homemade cherry cordials. Nut clusters are also good.
Sure, you can buy your favorite confections. But why not try making your own? You can make healthier versions of candy you like. The Library has a lot of books to help you put your candy making skills to the test.
Summer is here, and that means Summer Reading Program and lots of library family programs. But library programs aren't just for kids. We have library programs for folks of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens.