It's about that time again...the time of year when I start frantically trying to decide what to be for Halloween! Now, I am well aware that it's September. You naysayers may scoff, but I hand make my costume every year. I love sewing and being creative. I love the freedom that comes from being able to adjust details to my every whim. (I think this sleeve needs more ruffles! This hat should be red!)
The Top 3 ½ Reasons that my Hometown is Better than Yours
Let’s be honest folks, Top Ten lists are cliché. I mean, if you can’t support your point in at most 7 examples, then you weren’t really arguing from a point of strength to begin with. In that vein, I would like to suggest that there are 3 ½ quality reasons why my hometown, Rochester, NY, is better than yours.
1. All of Rochester, NY is water front property. Even if it’s not supposed to be.
It's been fun to go on vacation, to play in the ocean, sightsee, shop for international cheese, but now, Squeaker is home again and glad to get back to work. Storytime is his favorite time. The only thing better than reading books is to read books with your friends. We also have a craft time and watch funny movies with friends. Please join Squeaker for storytime every Thursday at 10 a.m. Bring the whole family, and bring your friends, too.
I recently discovered an interesting link on the mymcpl.org website. From the home page you can access Online Resources. In this section you can choose Web Resources where there is a Kansas City Area link.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another planet? With current technology and funding levels, the Moon is probably about as far as anyone is going in the near future. So instead, we're going to be letting robots do the exploring for us. But what about the much-ballyhooed new industry of space tourism?
Just 2 months ago, I became a Grandmother for the first time. Two new grandbabies were born just 3 days apart on both sides of the state. As I reveled in my new status as a “double whammy grammy” and drove back and forth across the state, I began to ponder what I could do to welcome them to this world. Ah yes, hug them, hold them, walk the room with them on my shoulder…. but those will be my memories. I wanted to give them something to help them know how excited we all were for them to hurry up and arrive!
Whether you’re a homeschool family or a college student, you know the hurt text book purchases places on your budget. The Heartland Book Bank is a not-for-profit organization located at 1425 Oak Street in Kansas City. They provide FREE text books in all subjects for all grades through college. Services are provided by appointment only. Heartland Book Bank can be reached at 472-5600.
Bullying is an increasing problem popping up in many settings - schools, highways, business, and more. Facing these confusing conflicts often challenges our fears and our skills to the core. But therein also lie special opportunities for growth and connection, says David Strabala and Kathy Meinking.
Really, when you think about it, the library has been on the cutting edge of renew, recycle, and reuse since its inception. What do we do here at the library but just that? It's been our policy, here at MCPL, to encourage customers to borrow a book, read that book, and return it for further use since 1965.