Are you looking for a delicious cake recipe? The book, United Cakes of America by Warren Brown, is not just an ordinary cookbook. It offers a unique take on classic desserts from all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. A few of the recipes included are Nutmeg Spice Cupcakes, Kentucky Derby Cake and St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. Completing the mix are photos, recipes, and informative sidebars.
Just a heads up! The South Independence Branch will close on April 4, 2011 (That's this upcoming Monday) and reopen on April 18, 2011 for branch enhancements, including new carpeting. We will also be closed on April 20th for a Staff Inservice day.
Please visit the North Independence or Raytown Branch during this time. But if you are unable to, our bookdrop will be open this whole time.
"Once upon a time, in a far away land…" is the beginning to some of my favorite stories. There is a bit of tragedy, trial, and always a happy ending. I also love reading different renditions of classic stories such as Rapunzel spent her first fifteen years bald, or Little Red Riding Hood was a lady blacksmith.
Join Tina Gatewood at the Platte City Branch on Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. for the program, Beaded Baskets. She will show us how to make a cute beaded basket. These small baskets make great gifts and add a nice little touch to your Spring decor. Baskets are approximately 3" x 4". This program has a hands-on materials fee of $4.
One of my favorite, fun holidays is coming up later this week, April Fool's Day. Though I am mostly quiet and reserved, I love to try and think of ways to fool my friends and family. Since I am so serious most of the time, people usually believe what I tell them, and I am successful at pulling off a good yet harmless prank. The biggest challenge for me is to keep from laughing as I play the prank! If I can pull that off though, it's a done deal. One of my favorite pranks was one
Have you ever had a practical joke played on you? Have you ever played a practical joke on someone else? Odds are that you did and have, and odds are you probably did it on April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool’s Day. That is the day when jokes, pranks, hoaxes and general foolishness prevail.
Millie Edwards is known as the tiny woman with the big voice. She has become a Kansas City staple thanks to that voice, wide range, and kind heart. As a regular on the local Jazz and Blues circuit, she often does performances as a soloist or as part of The Wild Women of Kansas City. A legitimate vocalist with a mature sound, she is certainly one of the city’s best kept secrets!
So come sit back, relax, and let Millie’s melodies move you!