With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, I know we're all trying to find that perfect someone; someone who is smart, charming, and humble. Finding someone like that seems like a dream, but I've found just the one. And actually, it's his birthday this weekend as well.
We have two little visitors staying here with us for the next month or so. Healthy Herman and Junkfood Jimmy are two little white rats that are helping the Discovery Club kids learn about nutrition. Herman will eat healthy food for the next few weeks, and Jimmy will eat junk food. At the end of the experiment, we will see how each rat has changed in appearance and behavior due to their diet.
Perhaps you might have noticed that there’s some snow outside. A lot of snow. Giant heaping piles of snow. Spectacular accumulations of microcrystalline dihydrogen monoxide. Yes, we had a blizzard recently, and I'm not talking about the delicious frozen treat from Dairy Queen.
Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. You can educate yourself on the dangers of heart disease by checking out any of our books on how to prevent, halt, or reverse heart disease at any one of our branch locations!
Water is one of the most important necessities year round for birds. A heated birdbath or heater designed for a birdbath will bring in the birds! Even the birds that don’t come to your feeder will come to your heated water, maybe the American Robin or even the Eastern Bluebird…depending where you live.
Resources for Small Business Owners: Demographics Now
I have always found the Research Databases to be not only informative, but also entertaining. When I was asked to host a program in November that would showcase our business databases, I was very enthusiastic. Many people are unaware of the valuable information contained in these databases that is available free of charge. The only requirement is to have a valid Mid-Continent Public library card.
AARP representatives will be at the library to help seniors with moderate incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. They will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch every Wednesday and Thursday until April 14th. There will be a sign-up sheet out at 8 a.m. each day for that day only. At 9 a.m., the representatives will be ready to start tax aid. They will not be at the library on days when the schools in the Excelsior Springs School District are closed. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
¿Busca trabajo? ¡Su biblioteca pública puede ayudarle! Contamos con una gran variedad de libros especializados en “cómo encontrar un trabajo” o “tener mas éxito en su trabajo”. Entre los libros que ofrecemos: Consiga un trabajo hoy (Get a job today); Agotado, agobiado y mal pagado: pasos sencillos para pasar del estrés al éxito (Exhausted, agitated and underpaid: simple steps to go from stress to success); Picos y Valles (Peaks and valleys); y Consigue ese trabajo (Get that job).