It’s funny how traditions get started. When my children were small, we would hunt Easter eggs in the spring. We never missed the Platte County Fair. The apple orchard on a warm fall day (or even when it was cold) was a must, and Christmas Eve Candlelight Services were just some of the things we found ourselves doing year after year. Thus, traditions were born. We continue to do those things even now that the children are grown, and they have children of their own.
Kansas City’s loss Sunday probably left a lot of people upset. After a long successful season, it doesn’t seem like Chiefs' football should be over. For those of you who aren’t quite ready to finish the football season, here are a few books that will make it feel like Week 1 all over again.
Ever wonder what ur teenagers are saying on their phones? Would u like 2 learn how 2 communicate with them via texting? FYI the Weston Branch will b ur opportunity 2 learn a new language. Texting, that is. We will be offering Texting 101 on Thursday, January 20th, at 7pm. You could lol with them, tell them i<3u or give them imho. Learn the shortcuts & have some fun. Surprise those kids and u could be rofl at their reaction. ttyl3tr.
Have you been putting off researching your family history? Well, there is no better time to get started than a brand new year. The Midwest Genealogy Centers offers many classes, including beginning classes. Upcoming Beginning Genealogy classes are scheduled for Saturday, January 8th at 9:30 a.m. and again on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m.
This month, we’re encouraging everyone to get their gears turning at the library. There are plenty of opportunities to learn—and lots of really cool things to learn about—but everybody feels like a dummy sometime.
Tired of making small talk at family reunions? Why not talk about the dearly departed instead!
The Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch is presenting Hosting an Ancestor-Centered Family Reunion Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Learn how you can incorporate entertaining activities and displays to teach reunion-goers more about their common ancestors. Some basic to average genealogy skills are necessary.
Winter has officially started. I woke up Monday morning to a beautiful, or not, blanket of white snow covering everything. For people like me that thoroughly enjoy a good dumping of snow, this means I am all ready to pull on my winter clothes, go out to make snowmen, snow angels, and find a good sledding hill. However, I know that a lot of people, if not most, do not see that blanket of white as a good thing. In fact, I know a lot of people who will stay home and enjoy this weather from the comfort of their favorite chair with a hot drink in their hands.