Every year when the Reading Aloud Family Time Program comes around, I am reminded of the impact spending time reading with your kids can make.
My daughter was a very reluctant second grade reader. Her reading skills needed a lot of improvement. No matter how many books I bought or how many books we checked out at the library for her to read, she just wasn’t interested.
Breakout the pans and fire up the ovens, January 23 is National Pie Day!
It’s hard to believe, but for almost every type of food, there’s a day that’s dedicated to it. Ice Cream even has a whole month dedicated to it. (President Ronald Reagan gave the honor of National Ice Cream month to July.) But, it’s hard to think about ice cream when there’s currently a foot or more of snow on the ground.
Don’t tell my husband this, but I am one of the thousands of women who secretly refer to themselves as "Mrs. Darcy" from time to time. If you have to ask yourself who Mr. Darcy is, then this blog is not for you.
John F Kennedy; 35th President of the United States of America
For those of us who are turning 50 this year, everything 50 is eye catching. Fifty years ago this week , John F Kennedy was sworn into office. Camelot, style, grace, and "ask not" seems like just yesterday to many Americans. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, how about an online visit to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library?
2010 was an important year in many ways, but one of the most important events of the year was the U.S. Census. The census occurs every 10 years in our nation, and serves many important functions; beyond just merely telling us how many people live in the United States. The census determines each state’s representation in the United States Senate. The census also affects state and local representation, all of which is based on population.
The Excelsior Springs Branch has a special treat for the Discovery Club this month. The Kansas City Zoo will be here to take you on an Australia Adventure. You will get to learn more about Australian folklore and culture. There will also be some mystery animal guests for you to see. The program will be on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11 am. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
North Oak's Partnership with North Kansas City Schools Blooms
What a pleasure it is to see local student's art work on display in our library branch. This month, the 6th Grade students from Maple Park Middle School, led by Ms. Baker, are sharing their "Altered Self-Portraits" with us. In addition to this, Mrs. McKiddie and Ms. Boydston from Antioch Middle School are sharing a variety of art including "Still Life Drawing", "Surrealism Stacked Forms", and "Rhythm Design".