Have you ever been a little at a loss for direction; maybe bored and restless and needing a change of scenery? Patrick Dobson was just that way when he began a journey of over 1,200 miles from Kansas City to Helena, Montana. This story is a little reminiscent of another Missourian, William Least Heat Moon.
I have always been a reader. Throughout each stage of my life, I have use books to find comfort, gain knowledge, and sometimes, just to realize I am not alone. After I met my husband, I realized how much becoming a mother meant to me. After many years of trying, I finally gave in and started consulting my old stand-by: Books!
Getting ready to put my flower pots away for winter, I spotted a strange looking brownish, blackish bug with a cog-like gear on its back sitting on the rim of my flower pot. I tried to coax it onto a stick so I could get a better look at it, and remove it from the flower pot.
Two great opportunities to celebrate the Christmas season are coming to the Grandview Branch. Bring the entire family and be ready to laugh and sing in the season as kid rocker Jim Cosgrove brings Mr. Skinky Feet's Christmas to our branch on Thursday, December 9th at 7 p.m. This show will remind you what the holidays look like through a child's eyes.
It is hard to believe this, but the holiday season is upon us. It feels as if just yesterday, I was getting home from a trip to Portland. Actually, the trip was in late March! Time truly does fly, and it goes faster and faster as we get older. I recall that when I was a kid, old people used to tell me that. It always used to make me laugh really hard...I'm not laughing so hard about it nowadays!
Santa Claus does exist and he, along with Mrs. Claus, will be at the Weston Branch on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The Claus Family will be making a special trip to the library to share holiday stories and to find out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Parents, remember to bring your cameras as Santa’s lap will be available for sitting after the story. For more information, call us at 816-640-2874. All of us here at the Weston Branch wish you a Happy Holidays!
Have you ever stopped to wonder why so many stories have animals that talk? In all our literary experience, animal characters are among our enduring favorites. If you look carefully, the most successful animal characters are ones whose basic nature mirrors those of their human counterparts.