They tell you to never judge a book by its cover, and that is usually a good policy unless your judgment is, "Man, I want to read that." That was the case for me and the book The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.
Here’s the second picture that our Photo Fun group selected to share with you. This picture of the lights was taken at the Children's Mercy Hospital on Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri. Jake Anderson took this picture.
In August, Cassandra Clare’s popular City of Bones will make its film debut. Based on the popularity of the books, the film could be a huge hit. People of all ages have read this book because of the richness and depth of the characters and plot. This series was originally supposed to be a trilogy, but now it will have six books in the series, with another series called the Infernal Devices connected to it. These books also have some connection to Holly Black’s books - Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. (Both series makes reference of each other).
Parkville/Boardwalk/Riverside Teen Advisory Group Participates in World Book Night
Members of the Teen Advisory Group for the Parkville, Boardwalk, and Riverside branches met on Tuesday night, April 23rd to deliver over 100 books to the St. Luke's North Hospital locations at Barry Road and Smithville; the books were then distributed by staff to teens who have long-term stays at either hospital. This Teen Advisory Group is made up of 17 teenagers, ages 13-18, who are homeschoolers and public schoolers in the Park Hill, Platte County, and Smithville school district areas.
April 30th is Hairstyle Appreciation Day. So, how do you plan to celebrate? You could try out a new style, tell others how much you like their dos, or research what styles were popular the year you were born. To help you appreciate hairstyles, Mid-Continent Public Library has a variety of resources. Here at the Blue Springs North Branch, we have the ever-popular magazine Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. We also have a variety of books in our system such as:
Founded in 1970 as a day of education about the environment, grassroots movement founder Gaylord Nelson, US Senator from Wisconsin, announced a "national teach-in on the environment." Until that time, protecting the planet's natural resources was not a part of the National political agenda. Factories pumped pollutants into the air, lakes, and rivers with few legal consequences.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love to travel. I like the planning, the packing, and the rush of making it to the airport in time (not too early, not too late). It's always such a fun balancing act! I like to browse the travel section at the Library and see if there is someplace new that I need to investigate.
Clichés are as old as the hills. You can spout them until the cows come home, but you'll catch more flies with honey if you remember that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...or something like that. I was in a meeting the other day when I heard a few of what I consider to be more modern clichés although not necessarily all that new. Someone suggested we "think outside the box." I don't understand that. Why isn't this box big enough for more ideas? Are all the ideas completely gone?
As a member of the Northland Diversity Council, I want to share with you an exciting event that took place Saturday, April 13th. The Northland Diversity Council had its annual Unity through Diversity Awards Dinner recognizing outstanding educational, business, and personal achievements in diversity in the Kansas City Northland area. With Congressman Emanuel Cleaver as a keynote speaker and the reading of the winning entries of the student essays, it was the event not to be missed.