The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver for their April meetings. Kathryn Dance, an agent with the California Bureau, gets an education into the cyberworld. After an auto accident kills two teens, vicious smears of Travis Brigham, the teen driver responsible but not charged in the accident, appear on a blog. After one accusing bloggers barely survives an assault, Brigham becomes a person of interest.
You can celebrate National Poetry Month by participating in "Poem In Your Pocket Day" on Thursday, April 14, 2011. "Poem in Your Pocket Day" started in New York City in 2002. Each year, city parks, bookstores, workplaces, and other venues share poems from poet’s pockets.
This year I am going to grow a few things. Without a doubt! Absolutely. The snow in the grass this morning is a minor setback; spring is here. I often see interesting resources on gardening at the library, and I am inspired. We just had a neat speaker on a program about landscaping sidewalks. Other gardening programs in the Mid-Continent system are listed online and in the Beyond the Books publication.
Learn how to make cute bears like the one above out of beads! These bears would be perfect for gifts or decorations. This is a two part class and there is a small hands-on materials fee of $12 for your beads and accessories.
I was reading blogs from other branches yesterday and came across one blog featuring a video of a round-headed kitten playing. What, do you ask, could be more cute than a bouncing ball of meowing fluff? Try a baby wallaby in a backpack, a gang of mini-nubian goat babies, or my favorite, an infant two-toed sloth. All of these baby animals and more can be found on my favorite website ZooBorns. I love this site and visit it every day. I even have their free app on my iPhone.
March may be nearly over, but it's still National Nutrition Month. The theme "Eat Right with Color" encourages consumers to remember to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy on their plates every day.
I have been using FindaGrave.com for about a year now, and I think it is fantastic. What is FindaGrave? I usually describe it as Facebook for dead people. It is a free website where you can find burial information on your ancestors. I searched just casually for a while and found quite a few family members. Then, since I didn’t find them all, I created a free account and created pages for the rest of my ancestors.
Calling all preschoolers and parents! Join the fun and make new friends at our Storytime created just for you! You will experience wonderful stories, do some dancing, sing exciting songs, and lots more. Relax with your preschool pals while enjoying a short video, and let your creative juices flow when you make your very own craft to take home. Storytime has a history of being a bonding experience for caregivers, as well! Come for the fun on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am.
This Saturday, March 26th marks the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Tennessee Williams. Williams is widely recognized as perhaps our greatest American playwright. Though he was born in Mississippi, he has ties to Missouri; he lived in St.