This week’s Storytime Crew had a great time listening to Ms. Sandy read The Snow Show: With Chef Kelvin. Afterwards, they created their own indoor snowmen. These were created using coffee creamer containers. I provided the containers, and yes, it was a lot of creamer to drink, but for a worthy cause.
How Surreal! Using an Air Canvas & Light Paint Brush
One of the activities during Teen Photography Club at the Oak Grove Branch is drawing with light using glow sticks. You can create any design that pops into your head. This is an easy activity you can do at home! Find a dark or dimmly lit area, some glow sticks and your camera, then unleash your creative juices. Remember, just have fun with it! You'll surprise yourself at how easy it is to create an uber cool work of art.
Just Who's Hanging Out at the Lee's Summit Branch?
You may have noticed that it’s a real jungle at the Lee’s Summit Branch. We’ve got two elephants on the wall, a host of monkeys all over the building, and a giant tree growing in the corner. All of this is in honor of R.A.F.T. (Read Aloud Family Time) and this year’s R.A.F.T. book, The Jungle Book. In fact, check out our tree.
When you think auto repair, libraries may not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But, it should be the first place you look if you’re a do-it-yourself mechanic. When my truck breaks down, I used to run to the auto parts store and buy manuals. But now, I run to the Library. The Mid-Continent Public Library has lots of auto and truck repair manuals. If your vehicle’s repair manual is not at your local Library, just ask for help. The Library Clerk at the front desk can order it in for you. It will arrive at your Branch in just a few days.
Recently, I was helping a patron get started on his research. I asked him if he knew someone who would have been alive during the 1930 census. His response: "Yes, me. I was." When I asked what his birthdate was, he replied, "May the 5th, 19 and 11". I looked him up in the 1920 Census, and there he was as a 9-year-old son. So, we then had his parents' names, and I was able to help him go back a little farther. I’m not sure how much research he got done while he was here that day, but he told me he would be back when he could spend more time.
What, You're Still Reading the (Lowly) Book? You Say It's Printed on Paper? You Didn't Download It?
Ohmigosh, you have a few of them. They won’t just disappear from an electronic device. Yes, you have to return the library’s copies of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and that edgy little escapist tale about a vampire on the President’s staff at the White House!
Please, feel free to bring them to the Circulation desk at our branch or any other branch in the Mid-Continent system. They will be checked off your card and returned to their owning branches, if applicable.
Need help with your weight problem? Always check with your doctor in case there is a medical problem. With that in mind, the library has books and databases as tools to help you. The tools contain information on portion control, smarter eating, exercise, hormone enhancement, secret obesogens, stress, and boredom.