"So, what are your kids setting on fire for dinner tonight?"
That’s the joke around the library on Tuesday nights when I’m working and leave my kids at home to finish supper.
So far, two out of five attempts have ended in something permanently bonded to my best sauce pans. The smoke alarms were fully engaged. Then there was slightly blackened enchilada night. No, it wasn’t a Cajun recipe.
"How to" Books Top 10 Titles Or Maybe This Library Clerk Needs to Be a Little Busier
A patron recently asked for directions to the "How To" books. I explained that they are categorized according to subject and helped him find what he needed. But later at night as the library slowed down, I decided to search "How To" for titles in the MCPL online catalog. I was amazed by some of the titles I found, so I composed a Top Ten List.
Parents, grandparents and caregivers: bring your babies to Baby Storytime in April as we learn about body parts like head, shoulders, knees and toes!
Bring babies that are 18 months and younger. Siblings are welcome of course. We blow bubbles each time, sing songs, play instruments and read a book. Come join us for 30 minutes of Baby Storytime fun! Babies have fun at Baby Storytime every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Raytown Branch.
March 2, 2011 marked the 107th birthday of Dr. Seuss, and our toddlers at the Antioch Branch got into the celebration by helping to create a huge birthday card. After the children drew pictures and birthday wishes on red and white paper, it was cut apart and pieced together into a giant "Cat in the Hat" hat. What creative toddlers we have!
Bring your toddler, and join us for Toddletime on each Tuesday or Wednesday at 10 am.
Happy Day, the Boys in Blue are back in town. Is Baseball still America's favorite pastime? I'm not sure, but I do know that some of my favorite memories have been cheering with my chums at the ballpark. I met a young man a few years ago that was living out his dream with his Dad to attend a game at every major league stadium in the country. They were half way through their schedule, and had great plans of continuing until they had visited all of them. I thought that was so cool. What a great adventure for a dad and his son!
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.