There is something about outer space that I always find interesting to learn about, even when I do not always understand the technical side of it. One of the things that I enjoy reading about is the launching of space shuttles. For example, on February 24, 2011 the space shuttle Discovery was launched into space for the very last time. I followed stories about Discovery before it was launched, and then watched the coverage on TV when it was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the l
Presenting "The American Civil War Research Database"
Want to know if your ancestor fought in the Civil War? A good place to start is with the American Civil War Research Database. You can find this database in the History databases. This resource can be a wealth of information about your Civil War ancestor. Not only can it help you determine who was involved in the Civil War, but it can also help you find out on which side they were fighting.
Being a grandparent is the best! My husband and I just became grandparents for the third time. We have been grandparents for 8 years, and are constantly amused and amazed by the experience! Our first granddaughter joined her two brothers two weeks ago.
Ghosts and nocturnal critters aren’t the only things creeping around at night in the cemeteries near my house these days.
A few years ago, I started taking my kids to some of the local cemeteries to take photos with my new digital camera. My children, who at the time were not yet teenagers, thought this was really cool; not to mention a tad bit freaky. And, sometimes being freaky is cool when you are a mom.
I looooove zombies, and I looooove books. It just seems fitting to put together a zombie book list! Here are some great titles that Mid-Continent Public Library carries. Come in to our South Independence Branch to check out our cool display!
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums A thousand welcomes when anyone comes. That's the Irish for you!
I'm looking over a four leaf clover That I overlooked before One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain, Third is the roses that grow in the lane. No need explaining the one remaining Is somebody I adore. I'm looking over a four leaf clover That I overlooked before.
According to Webster's dictionary, the word classic means "serving as a standard of excellence: of recognized value." I always think of a classic as all those books you should read in your lifetime. Some may have been required reading in high school or college, others have just stood the test of time and still remain books people talk about.
Midwest Genealogy Center has a team of experts who help patrons with one-on-one appointments. Each patron may have one free appointment per month. Current experts include researchers in French, German, Italian and Irish genealogy. Expert help with military records, lineage society memberships, databases, writing, and other topics have been available for several years. In addition, you can make an appointment with our archivist, Diana, who can show you how to save and preserve your other important documents, pictures, and heirlooms.
The library had a visit from Jo Ho, the Storyteller, this afternoon. She brought stories, musical instruments, and interactive activities that about a dozen children and adults enjoyed. We particularly enjoyed the song about what kinds of animals lived in various kinds of homes like nests and burrows.
Jo Ho has been bringing stories to audiences for over 22 years. She has been across the country presenting at schools, libraries, museums, and festivals as far away as Honolulu.