What can’t music do for us? It entertains, makes us laugh, makes us cry, and helps us feel better when we’re feeling down. It can bring us together. It can do many things for us, but one thing music doesn’t really get much credit for is what it can do for our brains' development.
For kids learning music at an early age, it can improve their abilities in mathematics, sculpting, and navigation in a few key areas.
The 2013 Truman Heritage Festival Barbecue Champions
Although Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench into the planned Truman Heritage Festival, barbecuers are not easily deterred by snow, rain, wind, and cold. They valiantly soldiered on, despite the wonderful "spring" weather, to produce the very best in smoked meat cuisine. Here are your 2013 Truman Heritage Festival Barbecue Champions:
Picture a ballroom full of today’s hottest romance authors and hundreds of their fans. Throw in a dozen cover models – yeah, those bare-chested guys. Add workshops for writers, readers, and booksellers. Imagine disco dances, costume balls, raffles, contests, scavenger hunts, and enough swag per person to weigh down Arnold Schwarznegger.
Got all that?
Okay, now put everything in one of the most luxurious hotels in Kansas City, The Sheraton at Crown Center, and you’ve got the 2013 RT Booklovers Convention!
The 2013 Scholastic…Almanac for Kids is such a cool book packed with lots of great information. It contains several different sections that are loaded with useful facts, figures, stats, and lots of really neat pictures. This almanac is a good resource for homework help, as it contains interesting facts for a wide range of subjects.
This is a wonderful source for trivia buffs or a perfect reference for students. If your kid has questions, this book has lots of answers.
When you buy an iPad, it does not include a manual in the box. iPad for Seniors by Visual Steps is an excellent book to help you get started. This user friendly book assists you with setting it up when you first take it out of the box, surfing the Internet, checking email, taking photos, listening to music, and downloading apps.
Do you love writing? Would you like to be surrounded by other kids who also love to write?
Please join us the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.! Learn about random word poetry and journaling. Are you looking forward to all those great summer movies? Come and learn how a screenplay is written. Put all that creativity to great use! We will give you tips, advice, and ideas on how you can become a better writer.
900 Miles from Nowhere: Voices from the Homestead Frontier
With springtime weather upon us, can a genealogy road trip be far behind? Maybe it is time to take what you have learned from your research and set off to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors. There is nothing quite like visiting the towns or farms they inhabited to help see through their eyes. You don’t want to miss the local cemetery, either!