So it’s February 8th, which to me means that it’s 11 days after my birthday, 33 days until St. Patrick’s Day, and the middle of NCAA basketball season. To the world around me, though, it means that it’s 6 days until Valentine’s Day.
The second season of Who Do You Think You Are? began this past week. Which stars have a Kansas City connection? Midwest Genealogy Center volunteer and professional researcher Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy did research for both the Tim McGraw and Ashley Judd episodes.
My husband and I love to go camping. We usually start planning on where we are going to go in January and February. This is because some campgrounds are so popular that they get filled up for the summer before winter even ends. When we have decided where we want to camp, I start looking for books at the library on the area.
Once I reached middle age, the subject of health became a major topic of interest to me. Lots of topics about physical and mental well-being, including Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes, started popping up in television shows, health newsletters, magazines, and numerous books. Whether the focus is exercise, diet, sleep, or alternative medicine, I have been drawn to read and process as much information as possible in an effort to learn more about how to promote and sustain good health.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Look Up a Good Recipe!
Recently, I have become aware of a parallel universe, one where there are no grains in the diet. It is quite a challenge to learn to cook without any grains—and to learn all the tricks for replacing grain-containing ingredients in favorite recipes.
We’re into the second week of February, and for those of you in school, that means a lot of research is coming your way(When school isn’t called for a snow day, of course.).Mid-Continent Public Library would love to help you with your work, even if you can’t make it to a branch.Have you tried our research databases?They offer
Emily Dickinson was born in 1830, and died in 1886. Emily was one of the most prolific poets in our country. She wrote nearly 1800 poems. Emily lived her life at the family home in Amherst, Mass. She rarely left her father's house and grounds during her whole life, and rarely saw other people besides members of her immediate family. Her father gave her permission to write late at night in her upstairs bedroom when the rest of the household was quiet and asleep. Her poems were about love, death, art, grief, and gardens. Did you know that very fe