Library Pages: NOT Robots Bent on World Domination
You’ve probably never really given us Pages a lot of thought (unless, of course, you’ve seen these blog posts). We’re just workers, marching to and fro, carrying our workloads, and trying to blend into the background while carrying out our mandate: Shelve all unshelved library items, or die trying…
Okay so, dying has absolutely nothing to do with it, but you get the picture.
Some of us were sitting around talking last week about the New Year's holiday coming up, and we wondered why a baby is so commonly used as a symbol of the new year. I did a little bit of research on this, and here's what I found.
Have you ever tried to find contact information for that little purse boutique you loved after it moved? Have you been trying to remember the name of the fabulous restaurant you and your family ate at on vacation last summer? ReferenceUSA may be able to help.
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Everybody has at least 1 or 2 things they want to change in the new year: eat healthier, lose weight, exercise more, etc... How about getting out of debt? Okay, what do you mean get out of debt? No credit card debt or loans -- not owing anybody anything. In 2006, my husband and I were introduced to Dave Ramsey, a great financial mentor.
Two plastic pink flamingos ridden by scantily clad Barbie dolls! I see this in a storefront window on my way to work every day. After 17 years of this bizarre sight, it makes a person flamingo crazy. So tacky, yet so cool.
Those famous pink wonders were the brainchild of designer Don Featherstone back in 1957. The Union Products company manufactured them until 2006. Another company purchased the copyright and the molds, so never fear - you can make your own flamingo display. Just try to top the Barbie display - it won't be easy!
If you are a frequent or long-time patron of the Liberty Branch, you may be familiar with our larger than life Grinch. Each year, we pull out our favorite six-foot-tall handmade and hand-painted wooden library decoration. Then, we prop him up behind the circulation desk for all to see and enjoy during the holiday season.
I was surprised to get the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report in the mail. It had a cover that said it was not only the latest issue, but the last. They will no longer be printed, but will available online. I've heard a number of little bits of information about the magazine industry lately.
The staff of the Excelsior Springs Branch would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. The branch will be closed on December 24th and 25th. It will be open again on the 27th. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721