Comic Book Superheroes at the Movies: Rise, Fall, Reboot
I am old enough to remember the buzz surrounding the first really serious big-budget movie based on a comic book. That movie was Superman (1978), and it was a smash hit, both critically and at the box office. This was great news for a comic book aficionado like me. Alas, much to my dismay, the fortunes of superheroes on the silver screen have been mixed.
I can't get enough of designer Amy Butler's style. She started drawing frogs and flowers as a young girl, and now, her colorful floral prints can be found on everything from cushion covers to handbags.
If you can’t wait to hear the latest news about your favorite teen heartthrob, we have greatly expanded our magazine selections for teens here at Riverside. We now receive Pop Star, Bop, and J-14. For the gamers in your family, we carry the Official XBox Magazine, PlayStation, and Nintendo Power. Skaters may be interested in Transworld Skateboarding. Other choices include Teen Voices, Seventeen, Mad Magazine, Shonen Jump and many others. Save a few $$$ and check o
It’s Facebook official... Edgerton Branch has a brand new Facebook page!
"Like" us to find out what our hours are, where we are located, when we offer programs like Storytime, Discovery Club, and our Teen and Adult Book Clubs. Receive updates on events and programs, check out pictures of past programs, and more!
With the winter snow and wind, I think chili makes a great simple dinner idea to warm the body inside and make the house smell great too. I have my own easy chili recipe that my family loves (listed below). MCPL has many cookbooks featuring soups and chili’s that you might want to try for a new recipe.
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.