My Mom has really been getting in the holiday spirit lately: baking, decorating, crafting, sewing, and wrapping. Every year, she tries new recipes and finds new doo-dads to whip up. This year, her new thing is stovetop potpourri—which is much cooler than it sounds. Stovetop potpourri is simply a way to make your kitchen smell nice for all of your holiday guests! It is fun, easy, and smells wonderful.
Nickelodeon hosts the wonderful cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants multiple times every day. As you probably know, the show tells of the adventures had by a quirky, yellow sponge and his best friend Patrick, who is a not too bright starfish. Also in the mix is greedy Mr. Krabs, Sandy the Squirrel, and Squidward Tentacles. Parents, wouldn't you like to see your child reading a book rather than sitting in front of a TV? Well, you're in luck!
Whether we like to admit it or not, it's time again for winter gear. Time for new gloves and scarves. Why not save some money this holiday, make some gloves and scarves at home. MCPL has lots of books to make it easy for you. So, why not learn a new skill, and make some gloves and scarves for you and the family. Here are some great books:
New on the Midwest Genealogy Center’s microfilm shelves - Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency: Criminal Case Files. Pinkerton’s was in existence for almost 150 years, from 1857-1999. During that time, their private investigators pursued some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. The case files contain correspondence, reports from operatives, mug shots, reward notices, and wanted posters.
Don’t worry, it’s not going far! The Lee’s Summit Branch Teen Book Club (a.k.a. The Vampire Support Group) is switching nights from the second Tuesday of every month to the fourth Tuesday of every month starting in January. We’ll still be meeting at 6:30 pm, and we’ll still be reading an awesome sampling of teen books.
Several months ago, we hired a new custodian. Since then, everyone from patrons to library staff, and even some of the workmen who've come through have commented on the improvements to our building. In just a few months, Rick has refinished our bathroom tiles, recaulked our sinks, eleminated every speck of dust in the building, and he even bakes our staff fresh bread. As recently as last month, one of our patrons even asked if we'd "remodeled our bathroom." Nope. We simply lucked into a wonderful caretaker for our building.
Attention kids and parents. Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a special trip to the Excelsior Springs Branch on Saturday, December 11th at 2 pm. You will get a chance to hear them read a special holiday story. Then, kids will get a chance to sit in Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Parents, make sure you bring your cameras. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
Quiero estudiar espanol para apprender lo hablar. I want to study Spanish so that I can learn to speak it. Luckily for me, MCPL has many resources that help me do just that. During my daily commute to work, I've been listening to Pimsleur audio CD’s.