Hey all you NASCAR Fans out there! The time is almost here, only a few more weeks and we will be back to racing. I don’t know about all of you but around our house, the anticipation is building. We can’t wait to hear those engines fire up, and see what this year has in store for our favorite and not so favorite drivers.
Sprint cup will be starting February 12th with the shootout, the 17th with the duels, and the Daytona 500 on the 20th. Let’s also not forget that this year we will be getting two races here in Kansas, June 5th and October 9th.
It seems strange to think that one person in the 1950s unwittingly helped cure polio and changed medical science forever. It’s even stranger to think that the family of the woman, Henrietta Lacks, had no idea about it for decades.
"Konnichiwa" and "Kite kurete arigato" were the words of the day last Monday when 17 tweens arrived at the Grandview Branch. In their program Journey to Japan, they perfected their origami folding, practiced with chopsticks, and made (and ate) candy sushi.
We are now offering Bundle Books in the new Children's area of the North Independence Branch. Bundles consist of three to five books bundled together that are of similar subject or series. These include Barbie, fire trucks, superheroes, and more. Some bundles are just for fun, and bundles include fiction and non-fiction books. Parents will love this service because they can quickly find books for their children without having to search the shelves for books. The bundle books are currently displayed by the Board Books upstairs.
What's better than sitting by the fire and enjoying a good mystery while the wind howls outside? Besides a good book, winter is also a great time for that delicious comfort food we all know and love. Since the cold sometimes keeps us housebound, it’s a great time to try new recipes. But, have you ever considered searching those culinary mystery books for new recipes to try?
A little girl is surprised when her favorite sandals flip off her feet and fly south for the winter. A Flock of Shoes by Sarah Tsiang is a delightful new book for preschool and early school age children. It's a fun and imaginative story that makes a fun read for the changing seasons.
I woke up this morning to see that we have another inch of snow here. Sidewalks and driveways are white again, and the forecast says it is too cold for snowmelt to work for a while. Snow has played a role in world history over the ages. I just thought of Napoleon who attacked Russia in 1812. He found Moscow abandoned, and lost much of his army returning to France in the cold, bitter winter.