Did you ever wonder what the Battle of Gettysburg was really like and why it was so important? Find out the answers to these questions at our book discussion of The Killer Angels on March 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Boardwalk Branch. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is a historical novel that tells the story of this pivotal battle from the viewpoints of officers on both sides of the conflict.
March marks the first month of our Staff Picks Display here at the Blue Springs South Branch. Every month, a staff member will place some of their favorite titles on display to share with the masses.
This month, my picks are on display. I chose certain titles for different reasons, ranging from the first "grown-up" book I ever read to a book about my favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Hopefully, there will be something that you will enjoy. There are also some music CDs on display, as well, if you are more musically inclined.
On Wednesday, February 23rd, two representatives from the Liberty Branch attended the Star Partner Awards Luncheon. Held by the Northland Education and Business Alliance, the luncheon included presentation of the Star Partner Awards honoring businesses that enhance the future workforce by supporting local schools and workforce development.
Did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month? This month is set aside to raise awareness in consumers of the convenience, quality, and nutritional benefits of frozen foods. I was intrigued with the thought of cooking meals ahead. I went to the cookbooks at the Liberty Branch, and I found a new book called, The Everything Freezer Meals Cookbook by Candace Anderson.
We all like to hear that our favorite authors have new books coming out. We get on the library's waiting list, and enjoy the word that our copy of the requested title is ready. Wouldn't it be fun to get a message recommending a new author, just for us?
Alright, it's time for a confession - I adore Kenny Rogers. I have been crazy about him since I was in elementary school and he was on country radio, singing with Dolly. I will even admit that at one time I knew every word of "Islands in the Stream." I was in the third grade, and my friend and I spent more than one afternoon on the playground singing our hearts out.
Food fiction has a growing appeal for multi-tasking women who want a worthwhile literary escape while also gleaning culinary inspiration to answer the nightly question, "What’s for dinner?" Here are a few food fiction series that will have you drooling while you read.
My husband recently retired, and after sitting around the house for about 6 months, he decided he needed a hobby. I was both surprised and pleased when he chose to take up cooking. He jumped in with both feet! Before long, we had tons of lasagna, meatballs, meatloaf, grilled chicken, and jambalaya.