On the fourth Thursday of every November, we give thanks. Thanks, in part, that we are not turkeys!
Traditionally, we roast a whole turkey for Thanksgiving and eat only a small portion of it. After Thanksgiving, we eat turkey soup, turkey noodles, turkey dumplings, turkey sandwiches, turkey tetrazzini, turkey a la king, turkey casserole, stir-fried turkey, turkey surprise, turkey burgers, turkey chili, flaming turkey wings, and associated Thanksgiving leftovers until Christmas. Then, we cook another turkey and start the process anew!
When I was young, I lived for the snow. Beautiful white snow brought sledding, ice skating, snow angels, and days off from school. Now, every fall I look forward to the first snow of the year. I always hope it will come for Christmas. After Christmas, I want it to go away and get warm again. Living in the Midwest makes that rather difficult.
As we enter into the month of December, I once again hope for a white Christmas. Then I think, I will take a vacation to warmer climates.
Ever had a CD you wanted to buy just because of one track you liked? As an avid music-a-holic, it's hard to want to pay $17.99 for a single song. Don't make this decision and waste your money. Thanks to your local Mid- Continent branch, we stay up to date with media releases - helping your budget and musical taste.
Join us for our monthly First Friday film screening on December 3 at 2:00 as we celebrate the start of the holiday season by screening Irving Berlin's Technicolor classic, White Christmas starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. As always, the popcorn and drinks are on us.
It’s that time of year when hunters of all ages take to the woods to scout for that coveted trophy buck. Did you know that MCPL has many great resources on the strategies, techniques and methods of deer hunting?
Have you ever thought of exploring caves in Missouri? Did you know there are over 6,000 caves in our Show-Me state that you can explore? I joined Pony Express Grotto two years ago, and learned how to cave safely with a group of experienced cavers. If you choose a specific group, you have the advantage of exploring non-commercial caves with the landowner’s permission. What a fun way to discover new caves with unique ecosystems and rock formations throughout Missouri!
Since many people are unsure what a library page does, I decided to describe what we do. When patrons return items they’ve checked out, the clerk will check the items in and place them on a cart. When the cart is full, it goes to the page section for sorting.
Student Academy Award Winner Reveals Stop-Motion Secrets
Dried Up is a stop-motion film that was created by a group of local independent animation directors. Last month, it was featured in the New York Times. It also won a student academy award. Dried Up is easily Kansas City's best piece of stop-motion since the heyday of Reuben Gomez. Stuart Bury, one of the creators of the film, recently responded to a few queries.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be with family. When you are sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table, do you talk about sports? Maybe you argue about politics? Or, do you talk about family – about those who are no longer with us? Holiday times are a great time to ask the older generation questions about family. That’s also a time when more questions come up. "Why did great grandpa go to California to live? "What was grandma’s maiden name?" "Where did my red hair come from?" "What nationality are we?" Sometimes other family me
Alzheimer's can break your heart. I know. My mother had it. The first signs were subtle-a light bill left unpaid, a name forgotten. The later signs were gut wrenching - being found a mile away from home by a good samaritan, forgetting who her children were.