Playoffs? Don't Talk About - Playoffs? You Kidding Me? Playoffs??
And thus it happened, as it does this time EVERY year, the NFL has advanced forward into another round of football playoffs. And thus it happened, as it seems to happen EVERY year, your team did not advance with them.
Sure, you’ll watch the remaining games, the Super Bowl, and maybe even the Pro Bowl --though, I don’t know anyone whose level of pigskin addiction requires them to view that train wreck – but for most of us, this is the end.
We have a family tradition at our house that seems to be timeless. When my girls were little, I would read to them. But when they began to read for themselves, we began the activity we called "A Reading Party". We would each grab whatever book we were reading and pile onto our big king-sized bed and read together; each absorbed in our own book. Yes, occasional pokes of fun to remind each other we were together did occur, but we have had many hours of "Reading Parties" over the years. Even now as young adults, the girls will still call out for "A Reading Party."
The Quilting Group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Red Bridge Branch. They work together to make quilts for different charities and group homes. Recently, they were featured in the Neighborhood News section of the Kansas City Star. Their front page picture shows the ladies holding a quilt made for Jim and Peggy Donovan’s daughter, who is graduating from high school in 2012. Her grandmother, Mary Donovan, started the quilt a few years ago and has since passed without finishing the quilt.
Last Tuesday night was the first of a monthly series of awesome craft nights for teens that focus on using recycled materials. Our first project was making reusable tote bags out of old plastic shopping bags, which we did by fusing together layers of plastic bags with an iron and then sewing them together.
I picked up a wonderful book not too long ago titled Relentless by Robin Parrish. Reading the flap, it sounded like the author took a comic strip and just turned it into a novel. As I began to read through it, I realized this was the best description for the book.
Every year at this time we are reminded of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 17th is the day that the nation will honor his deeds and his memory. Many of us may remember those restless times, when a whole race of people were fighting for their rights. Some of us are just learning about Dr. King.
nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds... Inscription, New York City Post Office, adapted from Herodotus, Greek historian & traveler (484 BC - 430 BC)
Take a determined Assistant Branch Manager (Lois), a hair dryer, a very long extension cord and voila, you have a solution to a frozen book drop.
Take a determined Library Assistant (Cheryl, who hates the cold), using Lois' method, and we can empty the book drop.
Squeaker remembers the great Snoopy of Peanuts fame writing: "It was a dark and stormy night.." It seemed as good as any way to start a story, and it made more sense to him than "Once upon a time". Squeaker continues his story: "the Buckner Branch was very quiet, the only creature that was moving was a little mouse, called Squeaker". It was his task to find wonderful stories for the librarians to share with the children at storytime. It was snowing hard outside, and Squeaker worried about the people getting around on the icy roads. Suddenly, his tummy rumbl
Preston Washington has done extensive research into the records of Freedmen, slaves owned by Indian tribes. Certain Native American tribes had close relations with African Americans, especially those in the Southeast where slavery was prevalent. Members of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw) held enslaved blacks, who migrated with them to the West during Indian Removal in 1830 and later.