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.
It’s the 2nd week of March, and the minds of basketball fans are likely preoccupied with thoughts of conference tournaments, Selection Sunday, and "bracketology." If you are a basketball novice or a passive fan, you may be wondering what exactly all the "hoopla" is about.
With Spring edging ever closer, I'm sure all of us have noticed an abundance of something that wasn't there during this last winter. No, it's not the birds or the green grass; I'm not even talking about plain old sunshine. You see, this new addition to our lives is far from welcomed.
…it’s just one of our well kept secrets here at the Red Bridge Branch. If you venture into our library and somehow make it all the way to the back wall, you might notice the two long sections of paperback books. This part of our collection differs from the rest of our collection in a very big way: they have no set due date. Comprised solely of fiction, these lightweight, small, and convenient books are perfect for that long trip out to see the relatives on the other end of the country. You can find almost any sort of fiction in this treasure trove, from best s