I'll admit it; I'm a bit of a culture nut. I love learning about cultures around the world, eating food, and listening to music from other countries. Even my iPod is loaded with everything from a Lithuanian Ska/Funk group, to a Turkish alternative metal band, to a Swedish pop singer; all of which I love listening to even if only half their songs are in English.
Look at all these books that need repairs! The book repair team at "MGC Book Hospital" has its hands full trying to repair and stabilize these books so we can get them back on the shelves for patron use.
Did you ever wonder what the Battle of Gettysburg was really like and why it was so important? Find out the answers to these questions at our book discussion of The Killer Angels on March 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Boardwalk Branch. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is a historical novel that tells the story of this pivotal battle from the viewpoints of officers on both sides of the conflict.
March marks the first month of our Staff Picks Display here at the Blue Springs South Branch. Every month, a staff member will place some of their favorite titles on display to share with the masses.
This month, my picks are on display. I chose certain titles for different reasons, ranging from the first "grown-up" book I ever read to a book about my favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Hopefully, there will be something that you will enjoy. There are also some music CDs on display, as well, if you are more musically inclined.
On Wednesday, February 23rd, two representatives from the Liberty Branch attended the Star Partner Awards Luncheon. Held by the Northland Education and Business Alliance, the luncheon included presentation of the Star Partner Awards honoring businesses that enhance the future workforce by supporting local schools and workforce development.
Did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month? This month is set aside to raise awareness in consumers of the convenience, quality, and nutritional benefits of frozen foods. I was intrigued with the thought of cooking meals ahead. I went to the cookbooks at the Liberty Branch, and I found a new book called, The Everything Freezer Meals Cookbook by Candace Anderson.
We all like to hear that our favorite authors have new books coming out. We get on the library's waiting list, and enjoy the word that our copy of the requested title is ready. Wouldn't it be fun to get a message recommending a new author, just for us?
Alright, it's time for a confession - I adore Kenny Rogers. I have been crazy about him since I was in elementary school and he was on country radio, singing with Dolly. I will even admit that at one time I knew every word of "Islands in the Stream." I was in the third grade, and my friend and I spent more than one afternoon on the playground singing our hearts out.