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.
Heloise is America’s most recognized name for household advice, and she shares her innovative solutions for your most-pressing dilemmas. Whether you need shortcuts for everyday tasks, delicious ideas for quick meals, or ingenious tricks for the spills, accidents, and clogs in your day, just turn to Handy Household Hints from Heloise.
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.