Need to find some new holiday recipes? Or some ideas for holiday decorating? If so, the library is the place to go. Be sure to have a look at some of the library’s holiday displays and decorations. The displays are where you will find books on holiday recipes, histories, decorating and other holiday related topics. If what you are looking for is not at the Excelsior Springs, the staff will try to find it at another library for you. For fun, try the Holiday Word Search which comes on December 1st and will be available until January 3rd.
On November 15, the Camden Point Book Talk members met to discuss book Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, which was set in the rural “badlands” of northern Ontario. This is a story told by Kate Morrison of her life experiences, who with her three siblings was orphaned young. It details how the sacrifices of her two older brothers kept the family together.
I rolled over, kissed my husband goodbye, waved at my daughter and son-in-love, and rolled over to reset the alarm. I was cozy in my bed, and my family was off to find a bargain. Really? Crazy, right? Why did they leave me, why is the library open on Black Friday, why isn't Friday another day of Thanksgiving? I went back to sleep, dreaming of boxes of books and moving trucks only to hear laughter and stories as my family jumped on the bed to show me their treasures. So on my first break, after a game of Bananagrams, I found a book to answer all my questions.
Antioch Branch, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. Mystery - Who done it? Historical, International, Police Procedural . . . What is your preference? Come join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For December, we are reading:
Our local Lee's Summit Police Department has a webpage dedicated to Safety Information. With so many people out shopping these days, it just takes one instance of carelessness or failure to be aware of your surroundings to make you vulnerable to crime. Take a moment and go over the department's Holiday Shopping Safety suggestions.
On the street where I grew up, there was a lady who would try to teach all the girls on the block how to knit. Every year, we would go to her house and have a lesson. For some of us, the lessons stuck, but for me, not so much. During the year, she would sit in her rocker by the window and watch the kids play or go off the school. She would wave to us as she sat there knitting. I was always impressed that she didn’t even have to look at what she was doing, and could still knit a straight row. Some of my favorite Christmas gifts are the ones that she made.
Set in Rose, Kansas, The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard brings together a familiar place with an atypical murder mystery. Jody Linder is shocked to find that Billy Crosby, the man convicted of murdering her parents in 1986, has been released from prison, and she wants to know why. She may have been only three years old, but Jody still remembers parts