Everybody should know a little Shakespeare. Especially around Valentine's Day, it's really useful to be able to say "The course of true love never did run smooth." Last week, I almost told my wife in regular conversation that "love alters not when it alteration finds." That one I had stockpiled several Valentine Days ago when I couldn’t afford any present for her. So, I memorized William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, and recited it to her. She didn’t swoon exactly, but I still
Are you an adult hiding that teen book under your blanket at night with your book light? Or, do you anxiously wait for your teenager to head to school so you can pick up their Young Adult book? Well, as a fully grown, middle-aged adult, I am here to tell you; you don't have to hide. Come out in the sunshine, or grab a chair in the shade, you are not alone. There are a lot of us out here and we are here to say, "We like Young Adult books and we aren't ashamed to admit it!" Right now, our branch has a display entitled "Teen Books Adults Can Enjoy!" Come on in and check some out.
Derritiendo los lápices de colores (Melting Crayons)
Me encantan los lápices de colores. No hay nada como abrir una nueva caja de lápices de colores. Al inicio del año escolar, cuando fuimos a comprar los útiles escolares, recuerdo haber estado de pie frente a todos los lápices de colores y esperando que mi mamá me dejara tomar la caja grande con el sacapuntas en la parte de atrás. Uno de los mejores programas en la biblioteca es "Storytime", porque me permite jugar con los lápices de colores. Hemos tenido los mismos lápices de colores por casi 5 años. Este año, para la hora del cuento, tenemos lápices de colores nuevos.
Calling all toddlers and parents! Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and wiggle your body at our storytime created just for you! Enjoy your time together as we share special books, sing enriching songs, and try our hands at some tricky fingerplays. You'll meet our little library helpers, Poppy, Millie, 'Fraidy, Percy, and others. Sometimes, you may even get to chase bubbles or do some coloring!
This past Saturday ( 2/12) over 35 guests joined us here in Grain Valley to enjoy a wonderful presentation from an American Girl Doll and Tea Party Etiquette expert. She taught the girls about several of the American Girl Dolls and the time period each are from. She also taught the proper etiquette for a tea party. Do you know the difference between High Tea and Low Tea? Or, the proper way to hold your cup while drinking your tea? The young ladies who attended this program now know the answer to these questions and so much more.
I dropped by the North Independence Branch a few days ago. I had some minutes to spare, so I wanted to see its newly remodeled building. Its address is 317 W. US 24 Highway, close to the Truman Library. The building is really nice. There are some pictures on our homepage.
You know that perfect play. The three-point shot right at the buzzer. The grand slam or the touchdown in the last minute to win the game.
Or perhaps, it's a bicycle kick with only twelve minutes left and the game is tied.
For those of you that don't follow the worldwide sport of soccer, I'm sure you're looking at this going "bicycle what?" But it's an extreme soccer move that requires a lot of talent to even try, let alone execute perfectly.