If the names Andrea Gibson, Buddy Wakefield, Sarah Kay, Alix Olsen, and Saul Williams mean nothing to you now, hopefully they will by the end of this blog. The common thread between all of these individuals is that they're spoken word artists--slam poets.
April Madness Part 4: Having a Crappie Day is a Good Thing
We’ve reached the final installment of our discussion of strange outdoor behaviors in the month of April. We’ve met mud-starers, fungus fanatics, and shotgun-packing shrubbery. Let’s now take a look at fish love. We’re talking about the love between fish in the family mood and the love of anglers for interrupting those fish and deep-frying them. Yes, April is the time when many fish feel the warming water and fall into a romantic mood. It’s a time when fish long to start a family and hear the pitter-patter of tiny fins. It’s spawning time!
Here in Grain Valley, we have started a Facebook page. We hope to use this page to let our customers know what's going on here at our branch. Look for us on Facebook under Grain Valley Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library. Join us and keep informed on the different events and programs we offer. Let us know what programs you liked and what programs you would like to see.
A small town with its ups and downs: that's Thrush Green. Miss Read takes you through this English village to acquaint you with many unique characters, from the loveable school teachers to the school’s cleaning lady.
Hiking has become a favorite pastime of mine. More than a hobby, it has become a passion. I began by participating in a walking challenge for work and committed to walking 30 minutes a day. That was 4 years ago. I now walk at least 4 miles a day and usually more like 5 or 6. In the summer, I bump it up to 10 to 12 miles a day when I can. Like I said, it’s a passion.
April is Poetry Month, so what better time than now to try, once again, to unravel the mystery surrounding the beautiful poems. There are so many wonderful poets to choose from. Where do you start? How can you find something that makes sense?
Some girls gravitated to teen magazines, but I was drawn to show-tunes. Some girls tried every foundation and lip-gloss on the market, yet I had my theatre kit and went bare-faced for real life. Some girls studied the perfect colors for their complexions, while I studied scripts and homework questions.
It all started in 1854 when J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska and decided that there were not enough trees. He and other pioneers needed the trees to be windbreakers to stabilize the soil and provide shade from the sun. He proposed a holiday to plant trees; this became Arbor Day.
It is with a tear in our eye and a sigh in our voice that the Red Bridge Branch must inform you of the passing of the last of our beloved fish. It was ten or eleven years ago (I really can’t say which, I just know I came back to work on Christmas Break from college and the tank had arrived.) when Red Bridge became home to six fish – five of them a non-descript gray-blue and one algae eater. For a while, people would look into our tank and ask "Are there any fish in there?". It was hard to believe, but yes – we had fish.