Kansas City is in between the seasons of the more well-known sports teams like the Chiefs and Royals. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without your fix of watching two teams duke it out to the tune of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Kansas City is the home to numerous lesser known teams that are just as exciting and just as much fun to root for. Many of them even have taken championships in their divisions. One of my favorites is roller derby.
You may have noticed some shelving changes at the Claycomo Branch. Previously, all the non-fiction books had been shelved together. We are now in the process of separating the juvenile non-fiction to allow them an area by themselves over by the juvenile chapter books (of course, adults can still check them out!). This will make them more accessible to the young people that come to the library and easier to find. However, there may be some confusion while we are making the changes. So if you can’t find your favorite non-fiction book, let us know and we’ll help you find it.
You may have noticed that we've been expanding our collection of graphic novels lately. From superheroes and manga, to memoirs and literature for grown-ups, there's a story for everyone in this vibrant and ever-expanding medium.
During the last several years, roller derby has made a quick comeback to the sporting scene. Though much less theatrical (and violent) than the popular bouts that were televised during the 60’s and early 70’s, roller derby has returned to its athletic roots while still holding strong to the fun, hardcore entertainment value that the whole family can enjoy. We are currently home to three flat-track roller derby leagues that I would love to share with you!
Aye, and did you know March is Irish American Month? Not much surprise there since St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in America.
A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle. Heavy reliance on potatoes as a food staple led to hardships and famine when a blight killed most of the crop in 1845. That and other problems caused a huge wave of immigration to the United States.