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,
"I Would Have Died Before Letting Anyone Peek Inside My Closets"
"[My closets] were a nightmare…" says author, Marcia Zina Mager about her own closets. In her book, 31 Words to Create an Organized Life, Mager shares strategies about how to "win the battle against chaos and clutter." If your clutter feels like a nightmare, then maybe it’s time you started organizing your house and/or your life.
Women's History Month is observed every March in the United States, and the theme for 2011 is “Our History is Our Strength.” How well do you know women's history? Try these questions below from the National Women's History Project to see!
Kansas City is in between the seasons of the more well-known sports teams like the Chiefs and Royals. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without your fix of watching two teams duke it out to the tune of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Kansas City is the home to numerous lesser known teams that are just as exciting and just as much fun to root for. Many of them even have taken championships in their divisions. One of my favorites is roller derby.
You may have noticed some shelving changes at the Claycomo Branch. Previously, all the non-fiction books had been shelved together. We are now in the process of separating the juvenile non-fiction to allow them an area by themselves over by the juvenile chapter books (of course, adults can still check them out!). This will make them more accessible to the young people that come to the library and easier to find. However, there may be some confusion while we are making the changes. So if you can’t find your favorite non-fiction book, let us know and we’ll help you find it.
You may have noticed that we've been expanding our collection of graphic novels lately. From superheroes and manga, to memoirs and literature for grown-ups, there's a story for everyone in this vibrant and ever-expanding medium.