Don't worry, be happy. You know what they say about smiling? It can change your day.
So, last week was Act Happy Week. Yes, act happy. You can't truly smile and be upset at the same time. If you act happy long enough, you can trick yourself into having a better day, week, or just activity. So if the new snow has you down, take this little bit of advice and carry the sunshine on and act happy. Make someone's day with a smile or your own day with a few happy thoughts.
Lunch in Paris: a Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard is a lively and thought-provoking look at the experience of a young woman, born and raised in New York City, who moves to Paris and marries a handsome, charming Frenchman. Elizabeth Bard is a keen observer of people, customs, and an adventurous gastronome. She is at first mystified by French cuisine and then becomes an enthusiastic participant. Her loving descriptions of the farmers’ markets, fish markets, and wonderful bakeries are deliciously evocative, even for the non-cook.
Event by David Lynn Golemon is a rip-roaring page turner of a read. Major Jack Collins is leading a super-secret group of scientists, military and technicians who face a world changing extra-terrestrial beast brought to earth to rid native life forms so the gray people can live here. Two saucers crash outside a small town in remote Superstition Mountains, Arizona.
When I started working at the Parkville Branch (back in the Ice Age when the library was in the basement of the Tower Dr. building and was called the Platte Woods Library), we had the old card catalog. There are those folks who miss the card catalog. I don’t.
I'm sure we've all heard about how magazines and the media are negatively affecting our body image, giving us a false sense of what is "perfect" in the looks department. Now apparently, this bad habit has carried over to other mammals as well.
You see, recently I added to my home a new baby boy. He's a bit prickly, quite literally, and is super sweet for a critter covered in spines. This is WALL-E (named after one of my favorite Pixar characters), my new hedgehog, and he's blind in one eye.
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.