The Amish fiction books are one of my favorite kinds of books to read. Learning about their life style and beliefs is very interesting to me. Upon going to Jamesport, an Amish community in nearby Northwest Missouri, and going on a tour to the Amish stores that they usually have close to their homes, the guide told us about their lifestyle and beliefs. They are very similar to the way the books portray them.
As we drive around our neighborhoods during this time of year, we see beautiful lights adorning trees and houses in and around the city. Christmas is a holiday to celebrate with lights. Lights on the trees, displayed on our homes, and hung from the Christmas tree, which we so lovingly put in our houses to adorn with presents. But did you know that Christmas is not the only significant holiday that is celebrated this time of year with lights?
As Christmas approaches, we all find ourselves thinking about Christmas past. Some of our favorite memories are always close in our hearts. I asked my co-workers about their favorite childhood gift memories and /or a favorite Christmas memories.
The New Year is one of the oldest holidays that people all over the world have celebrated in different ways. Here in the U.S. we go to parties, host a party, or stay home with our family and eat, laugh and play games. We ring out the old and ring in the new.
The Bookies from the Blue Springs North Branch felt like professional judges as they were fully entertained by the students from Sunny Vale Middle School. The Bookies judged the SVMS first annual "BookWalk" contest at Barnes and Noble.
Antioch Branch, January 10 at 6:30p.m. Fantasy, adventure, mystery. Come and be a part of our Anime Movie Night for teens. In September, we began the original Naruto anime series. Join us in January as we follow the continuing adventures of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
I was thumbing through a May, 2010 copy of the American Libraries magazine before throwing it out, and I ran across a column in the back titled "Will's World". The author, Will Manley, worked as both a librarian and a city administrator before retiring, and now keeps his own blog, “Will Unwound". His column for that month was titled "Quirkiness "R" Us".