Gatherings with family can be difficult for people who have certain food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise for both children and adults. There has been a 50% increase in food allergies over the past decade in the United States. The most common allergies are milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, seafood, soy, and wheat.
There are a lot of "bugs" in the news these days. Haiti has cholera. Hotels have bed bugs, and computer emails deliver viruses! The next version of the flu is just over the horizon according to the news.
As I've related in a previous blog post, I am a card-carrying nerd. So, it should come as no surprise that I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. Lately, I've noticed something of a trend in the nerdosphere. No, it's not vampires. No, it's not zombies either. I'm talking about airships.
Sometimes when doing research, there really is such a thing as too much information. Luckily Mid-Continent offers great Research Databases to assist you, whether from the library or at home. One of my favorite features comes in handy when I need to search a database, and I have no idea where to start. This feature is the cross search of multiple databases. Confused? Don't be; I have instructions!
After more than a two year search for a silver vintage Christmas tree, my husband has finally purchased one. Somehow, he managed to find one 50 years old, but never used. Would that make it a new silver vintage Christmas tree?
Calling all kids! Do you love to read? Do you love to be read to? The Blue Springs South Branch has created a wall just for you! We are featuring pictures of kids that love books in the children’s area of our library. If you would like your picture on the wall, just bring in a 4x6 picture. Be creative. You could be reading to your animals in a fun fort. You could hold up your most favorite book or dress up as a favorite character. Show us how much you love books! When you bring in your picture, we’ll have your parent sign a photo release form.