Friday: The Cautionary Tale of an Instant Internet Celebrity
Have you ever wanted to be a star? Most teens think that becoming famous would be the greatest thing that ever happened to them. Let’s take a look at one teen’s experience of becoming an overnight internet sensation when Rebecca Black went from average 13-year old girl to instant celebrity thanks to YouTube. Unless you have been living in an alternate universe, you are surely aware of the pop-cultural phenomenon that is Rebecca Black’s song and video "Friday." Before we discuss the internet monster unleashed by "Friday," let’s take a look at the video:
This week is National Library Week. The theme is "Create Your Own Story @ your library". The library has always been a place where stories begin. They start whenever someone visits the library and opens a book for the first time, enriches their education through research, or discovers a passion for something new.
Did you know that there is a week dedicated to your local library? Yes, there is! In fact, it is this week, April 10-16. The theme for this year is "Create Your Own Story". The first National Library Week was observed May 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read". The idea of a National Library Week is older than one would think. The American Library Association (ALA) recommended such a week in 1922.
Enjoy the Library and Community through Geocaching
Geocaching is a fun way to use global positioning technology and travel to see interesting locations. The May 2011 issue of Popular Mecahnics magazine has an article on geocaching. This hobby started in the year 2000 when GPS technology became readily available to the average person. Now, it is more convenient to participate. If you have a smartphones, "there's an app for that".
Jesse James won't be staring down on patrons from behind the circulation desk at the Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch much longer.
The library will be closed May 2 -15 to undergo enhancement, and the pictures of Jesse, as well as those of gravestones of various James and Younger family members and the coward Bob Ford, will most likely be enhanced right off the library's walls.
One of my favorite magazines and series of cookbooks are the publications by Taste of Home. Last Saturday, I attended the Taste of Home Cooking School and Home Expo in Atchison, Kansas. It was a lot of fun! Tickets are usually $15, and it was well worth the small amount of money. You can find dates for a few more upcoming Missouri shows here.
Learn About the Missouri Legal Forms Database on April 21st!
Need an Estoppel Affidavit? Need to know what an Estoppel Affidavit even is? Or, maybe you're trying to locate an insurance attorney in Kansas City, or find out how to write a Will - If so, the Missouri Legal Forms Database is the resource for you. We will be offering an evening course on how to navigate and use this incredibly useful database.
Elizabeth Gilbert addresses the issue of spiritual growth and development in Eat, Pray, Love. Balance is a key concept of a peaceful well-rounded life. As she travels from Italy and its fine cuisine to India, she learns who she is and how to make the best of her gifts and talents. In her final destination, Indonesia, she finds the meaning of life thru the eyes of a 100+ yr. old healer.
Do those words make you want to sing along with the old Mary Poppins song? Or, maybe make you feel like flying a kite again? April is National Kite Month, and one of the largest kite-flying festivals in the Midwest will be right here in our own backyard in Lee’s Summit on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.