You know, the news lately has been terrible. What with the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, (partial) nuclear meltdowns, military action in Libya, and domestic budget battles - I think we could all use a break.
There’s so much material in any library that even browsing the stacks to find something interesting can take a lot of time. That’s why we have displays. The Boardwalk staff makes new displays throughout the building every month so you can easily find and checkout materials on a diverse--and changing--range of topics and reading levels. Here’s a sample of what’s on display in March:
Costumes, ice-skating performances, music, Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the gang…sounds like fun "to infinity and beyond!" Yes, I’m talking about the new Disney on Ice show, Toy Story 3! If you and your kids loved the movies, this is a great opportunity to have more fun with Woody and the gang. The show is coming to Kansas City’s own Sprint Center—March 23-27.
This is the first in my blog series called "Name That Author." In this blog, I will give you obscure clues about an author to see if you can guess who it is. Play along by posting your guesses, and by all means, please post other unusual or fun facts you may know about the featured author. If you are the first to correctly name the author, your prize is that you were the first to correctly name the author.
Have you looked through your favorite magazine lately and found these on the pages? Within articles and advertisements, you may find these alien squares with smaller black and white squares within them. Publishers will have them scattered through their magazines to give added insight to articles, or offer a chance to enter some giveaway. Some advertisers will use an entire page just to present a single alien square. Others use them as supplements to their physical ads. Book publishers and authors are even jumping on the media bandwagon. What are these crazy thi
Scotland is the birthplace of golf, but although I was born and bred there, somehow that particular "g"-chromosome ended up missing from my DNAplex. Maybe that and my lack of depth perception is the reason, be it pool, golf, cricket, etc. For some unknown reason, I have never been able to hit a little ball with a stick and have it go where I want it to. Neither have I found the aforementioned to be the greatest spectator sports. However, I must be in a minority, judging from the ardor friends and relatives have for them.