National Drive-Thru Day is observed annually to celebrate America’s drive-thru service industry. Jack-in-the-Box is recognized as America’s first major hamburger chain to pave the way for this new type of dining experience, to recognize American's love affair with their car. But not all drive-thru windows offer food.
Did you know that Smithville Branch has a drive-thru? I am still amazed at how many people pull up to the window and say, "I had no idea that there was a drive-thru here!" I've even heard, "Can I have fries with that?"
Every parent or grandparent treasures those scribbled drawings from their children. But maybe now, you have noticed that their scribbles are quite a bit better than just scribbles. Encouraging artistic talent is a fun thing to do with your children. Plus, the Library has fun materials that will guide your young artist into more sophisticated scribbles!
Try out these fun titles! Your young artist will love it!
Comic-Con 2013: Move Over Boys, the Sci-Fi Girls Are Here
When Comic-Con was held over the weekend, it was announced that nearly half of the attendees were female. This doesn’t surprise me. I have been a sci-fi fan my entire life. However, if you see a picture of a science fiction fan in the media, they are predominately portrayed as geeky and male. Rarely are female fans, like myself, shown. And even more rarely are we acknowledged. As much as I love the genre of science fiction, it has been a little difficult being a female fan because most science fiction is still geared towards men.
It’s always interesting how we communicate just fine, even when we don’t know the specific word for something. However, finding out the terms for those mystery bits of the universe is always fun, and it can earn you some extra points in Scrabble. So, here are the names of five things you see all the time but might not have a name for.
Attention Parents: Your Children Will Be Grown Before You Know It!
I have heard many parents, including myself, say that their children grew up so fast. Time just seems to get away, and before we know it, they are on their own, or they are getting ready to be. My son will be a high school senior this year, and time has flown by. The time we have with them is so short compared to their life spans.
I love a good mystery. When I’m looking for a good book, I head down those familiar aisles where my favorite authors reside: authors like John Grisham, Brad Thor, Stuart Woods, David Baldacci, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, and Brad Meltzer. When I want to add some humor, I journey over and visit Janet Evanovich. These journeys are like visiting and enjoying old friends.
During the month of August, I always wish I could go somewhere cooler. The temperature starts heating up in July, and by August, I find it quite unbearable! So, I decided I would just check with a couple of websites to see what Alaska is like in August. I checked MCPL's Web Resources page and clicked on the Recreation and Sportslink.
Are you looking for some good materials for your family to enjoy? Does your family have a favorite read-aloud, or favorite picture books, chapter books, audiobooks, CDs, or DVDs?
You may be interested in the "Featured Family Display" at the Raytown Branch. It is located in the children’s area on the display shelf on the far wall. You will find a selection of books and materials on display along with a photo or drawing of one of our "Featured Families."