In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Boardwalk Branch will be discussing a series of Civil War historical novels. On April 7th at 7 p.m., we will talk about The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.
A few days ago, I was in Facebook talking with a friend from the UK. She had a friend in Canada who'd commented that she'd seen my profile page and couldn't believe how much we had in common. She started calling us library sisters because: (1) We are the same age (62); (2) We are both pages at our respective libraries; (3) We both love being pages and prefer to stay in that position, and (4) We've both been pages for 11 years.
Picture books are fantastic for the preschool crowd. However, just like adults sometimes thirst for factual information, kids are eager to know about the real world, too. We have a whole section that is perfect for them—juvenile non-fiction.
Infinite Days is not just another vampire book. Lenah Beaudonte becomes human after Rhode sacrifices his life for her. Lenah never thought she’d be sixteen or fall in love again. However, she does until her past comes back to haunt her.
Deep within me lies a very special gene. The creative gene did not come to light until I was in my 20's. This gene produced sewing and crafting creativity of various kinds. Now, I am in my 50's and have finally settled on how to fulfill this creative gene. In doing so, I make quilts and create cards. In card creation, I use different kinds of media, from paper, to stamps, to ribbon and stickers. I use die cuts and emboss. Not only does my creative gene become fulfilled, but I produce something of beauty and in the long run am less expensive than store bought cards.
You know, the news lately has been terrible. What with the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, (partial) nuclear meltdowns, military action in Libya, and domestic budget battles - I think we could all use a break.
There’s so much material in any library that even browsing the stacks to find something interesting can take a lot of time. That’s why we have displays. The Boardwalk staff makes new displays throughout the building every month so you can easily find and checkout materials on a diverse--and changing--range of topics and reading levels. Here’s a sample of what’s on display in March:
Costumes, ice-skating performances, music, Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang…sounds like fun "to infinity and beyond!" Yes, I’m talking about the new Disney on Ice show, Toy Story 3! If you and your kids loved the movies, this is a great opportunity to have more fun with Woody and the gang. The show is coming to Kansas City’s own Sprint Center—March 23-27.