Now, I know Halloween is over, but every year around this time I start thinking about how Halloween became Halloween. I feel like there is more to the date than costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating. I began my research on our MCPL list of history databases. Searching individual databases was not providing me with a ton of general information, so I decided to do a cross search on multiple databases (top of the page). This search brought plenty of results, including a rather interesting tale from Ireland.
In the last genre blog, we looked into the genre of fantasy. Since fantasy is so closely related to science fiction, I figured that would be the perfect place to go next. So, today I have been learning about the genre of science fiction. Let’s delve right in, shall we?
Pair it with jelly on white bread, and you are rocketed back to your carefree childhood. Or mix it with chocolate, and you have a creamy, decadent deliciousness that just begs to be eaten. Peanut butter is one of life’s delicacies that instantly make you feel better. November is Peanut butter lovers’ month, so be sure to gobble up plentiful amounts of this "sticks to the roof of your mouth, ooey-gooey happiness" over the course of the season. To get you started on your peanut butter endeavor, here is a list of recipe books that Mid-Continent Public Library has to offer!
Exclusive Interview w/ Ninety-Five Theses Author Martin Luther!
Through the strenuous efforts of Adam Robinson, Baltimore's poetic colossus in residence, we were able to get an exclusive interview with one of the most influential figures of the last five hundred years.
(... to work and clock in and find it and scan it and deliver it and shelve it and you’ll read it or watch it or listen to it and…)
Last time we talked, I informed you of the fundamental responsibility of Pages, which is shelving books. This is what Pages do 95.345481% of the time -- give or take a percentage point here or there. Normally, there is always something to shelve; however, there are other tasks that Pages have.
Check out the site games.yahoo.com or FreeArcade.com to see a whole mess-o-games in a range of categories. Here is a list of some of the types of games available on FreeArcade, for instance. Just don’t forget that if you’re at the library, you’ll need to play games that don’t have to be downloaded.
Maura Isles, ME, has gone to Wyoming for a medical conference. After the conference, a group of friends decide to go skiing. En route to the ski area, the group gets caught in a blizzard, and their SUV gets stuck on a drifted mountain road. They find refuge in a remote village - however, all the houses are dark and abandoned.
So, it is that time again. It's time to get out the carving knives and make pumpkins become art. It is amazing what a little time, patience, and a good pattern can do for a pumpkin. We recently held a pumpkin carving program here at the Lee's Summit Branch and look what we made. We had great fun carving and talking. New friends were made, and pumpkins were turned into masterpieces.