One World, Many Stories: Jamaican Food, Schools, & Money
I discovered that the national dish of Jamaica is ackee and saltfish. The saltfish is imported, but the ackee grows on trees in Jamaica which, when prepared, resembles scrambled eggs! I also learned that if an ackee is split open before it is ripe, it releases a deadly poisonous gas. All the ackees we had was, happily, ripe enough! Jamaicans also eat a lot of bananas. They fry or boil green bananas.
Attention: there is a new page on Facebook worth "stalking". The Parkville Branch of MCPL has hit Facebook! Wondering what hours we’re open? It’s on the Facebook page. Curious what awesome programs we’re going to be offering? It’s on the Facebook page. Wanna check out some photos from past library events? You got it; it’s on the Facebook page.
So, next time you log on to Facebook; take a break from spying on your kids, watering your crops on Farmville, or drooling over the good-looking guy who sits in front of you in Algebra class.
Do you ever get up in the morning and find yourself wondering what on earth you are going to wear? This is a daily problem for me. And today, it was compounded by the fact that almost all my clothes are dirty, and there’s snow on the ground. So, I ended up wearing a summer dress (weird), a sweater (warm), and a pair of blue and lime green velour Chucks (fabulous) rather than regular dress shoes.
For the first time in the history of the world, Orville Wright has agreed to interview Amelia Earhart for a library blog. All thanks must go to renowned fictioneer Rachel Glaser for making this possible.
As a top flier, there are many unaccountable dangers, what are your opinions of the Bermuda triangle? Or do you deny its existence(these are modern times)?
"This was the best day!" That is a familiar comment North Platte elementary students make to parents after spending a day with the Living History Group. The students might have just experienced Tall Tales Day, Little House Day, Science Day, Apple Day, or one of several other special days presented to the students by the members of Living History. This dedicated group, approximately 35 members strong, spends thousands of hours a year expanding the classroom experience of North Platte kindergarten through third grade students.
Dogs have long been called "man’s best friend", but the romanticized picture plays out most often as a boy and his dog. For some reason, more troubles and adventures seem to follow on the heels of young boys and their dogs. The following book series are fun stories about boys and dogs, but don’t worry, girls will find plenty to love about these books as well.
We have a great group of teens here at the Blue Springs South Branch. Join us every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. to share about your recent favorite book, and enjoy some games with new friends. Or, come visit us at our next Saturday meeting on January 22nd at 2:00 to learn how to do origami with our teacher from Japan!
Everyone has a guilty-pleasure food that they like to indulge in. More often than not, there’s usually one that they have just for the holidays. The staff here at Red Bridge is no exception – from appetizers to desserts, there are foods that the workers here just absolutely adore.
Jessica is partial to peppermint ice cream.
Emily is a big fan of prime rib.
Roxy adores Russian Tea Cakes.
Susan lists cheesecake with raspberry sauce over it as her indulgence
Ruby’s choice is potatoes – any kind served almost any way.