Working at the library has opened my mind to so many new resources. Being a senior in high school, I've been busy writing papers all year long. I was writing a research paper for school earlier this semester, and my topic was "the negative effects of texting on society." While chatting with some of my co-workers, they brought up the Research Databases that the library has to offer online.
I think we’re finally getting away from the grossness that is winter. As we roam closer towards spring, I find myself walking around my mother’s garden wondering what new funderful plants to grow, noticing the ever-growing water marks of the leaky pipes on my ceiling in my room, and all sorts of great spring projects and hobbies for this year.
What's that you say? It's Mardi Gras? Well, you are correct there. But, it is also Pancake Day as well.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday each year) is more commonly known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day. This is because pancakes were a way to use up rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
This week, March 6-12, is Teen Tech Week. Many teens don’t know about the non-print resources available to them at their libraries and on their libraries websites. This week is aimed at getting that information out to the teens. Here is what the ALA (American Library Association) says about Teen Tech Week:
Another year and Mardi Gras is here! Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French, but it’s more than just a day of celebrating; it’s a state of mind. After the holidays and before the end of winter sets in, it’s a season meant to revel in all the richness that life has to offer, whether it’s spending time with family, eating yummy foods, or playing tricks on one another.
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Both of my sons are graduating in May. My oldest is graduating from law school at UMKC and my youngest from the University of Missouri in Columbia. While I have adjusted to life without the pitter patter of big feet these last few years, many of you may be facing an empty nest for the first time. There are several books in our system on the subject, but the book with the best title is My Nest Isn't Empty,