For our April meeting, we will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. This book is written as a series of letters. It is for the most part lighthearted and comical, but with a hint of tragic love. If you are interested in attending our book club, please pick up a copy of this month's selection at the front desk.
As a child, I loved birthday parties. I remember Mom checking out books from the library to get ideas. I never realized what an undertaking it was to put together the details for my annual event. Luckily, it is now easier than ever to create a fantastic celebration in your own home.
April 1st has become History Dress-Up Day here at the Midwest Genealogy Center. Last year, we were visited by June Cleaver (who straightened our info desk; and yes, she wore pearls). James Dean made an appearance in the evening. Annie Oakley was informed she would have to empty her pistols before she could put any of our books away. Staff also dressed in Renaissance period and authentic seventeenth century dress.
Imagine for a moment, if you will, that you are strolling down the street. You hear a rustling to your left and assume a deer is about to pop out of the trees like deer so often do. Then, you look more closely and notice what looks sort of like an antler, followed closely by something long, hairy, and sniffing. That’s no deer! you realize, and those aren’t antlers. It’s the tusk and trunk of a Woolly Mammoth!!!
Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is observed April 10-16 this year. The theme for 2011 is "Early Years Are Learning Years … Make Them Count."
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are coming out, the grass is turning green, flowers are blooming – and finally, after a long winter of things being stuffy inside, you can throw open the windows and let the warm spring air inside. Then you turn around, and you see it: a whole winter’s worth of dust, dirt and then you notice some things are decidedly out of place. The wrapping paper from Christmas is still tucked behind the couch. There’s that huge mass of coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other heavy winter gear littering the mudroom. There’s entirely t
As the weather turns warmer (some days!) this spring, I start to think about getting outdoors to be more active. There are many lawn and garden chores to be done each spring, and that's a nice start. But sometimes, I want to do something that feels less like work and more like fun. That's when I grab my favorite schnauzer, Oliver Dean, and hit the trails! That boy loves to walk--I think he would walk from here to Columbia if I'd do that with him. We always see lots of neat stuff outside when we walk...leaves, deer, squirrels, and neighborhood cats are some of h