I learned something new today. December 1st marks the 119 anniversary of the invention of basketball. This fact is particularly interesting as I am a KU alum and fan (I know, I know), and basketball has long been identified with KU. I thought I would share with you some facts about basketball that you can share with the family and friends during timeouts and halftime.
Attention all children and parents… Guess who’s coming to town and will be at the Blue Springs North Branch? That’s right! It’s Santa Claus and he’s bringing Mrs. Claus with him. They will be reading holiday stories to the children and afterward, Santa will be available for all the children to tell him what they want for Christmas. So parents, be sure to bring your cameras along and take pictures of your children with Santa and Mrs. Claus. You don’t want to miss out on this fun and exciting visit before they return to the North Pole to prepare for the holidays!
The Christmas season is now upon us, and I can’t wait to make (and eat!) some Christmas cookies! I remember when I was little, going to my grandma’s house in the weeks before Christmas for a day of baking. I would help her mix up the dough, cut out the cookies using her huge supply of cookie cutters, and patiently wait for the first batch to come out of the oven and cool enough that I could begin my cookie decorating extravaganza. There were all kinds of colors of icing and sprinkles to use.
Not only did I have all the yummy food, holiday spirit, and time spent with family to look forward to this Thanksgiving weekend, but I also had the anticipation of picking up my new puppy. I’ve been waiting several weeks for her to be old enough to leave her mom and other siblings to come live with me at my house, and the day has finally come: tomorrow!
Author Tom A. Rafiner will be at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. to present his new book, Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, MO., Chaos, & Order No. 11, 1860–1865.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Become Make Ahead Freezer Meals With These Fabulous Cookbooks
Thanks to these life changing cookbooks, this working mother of five has had a healthy, homemade dinner on the table every night for the last several months. The idea of "assemble-and-freeze" meals was new to me, and I’ll never go back to cooking and washing pans every night again!
The Chase by Clive Cussler begins and ends with a scene nearly 50 years after the events of the story when a locomotive is salvaged from a Montana lake. Set in 1906, the Butcher Bandit has been hitting banks, leaving behind a significant body count. Isaac Bell, top detective of the Van Dorn detective agency, is hired to work the case.
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.