As I've related in a previous blog post, I am a card-carrying nerd. So, it should come as no surprise that I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. Lately, I've noticed something of a trend in the nerdosphere. No, it's not vampires. No, it's not zombies either. I'm talking about airships.
Sometimes when doing research, there really is such a thing as too much information. Luckily Mid-Continent offers great Research Databases to assist you, whether from the library or at home. One of my favorite features comes in handy when I need to search a database, and I have no idea where to start. This feature is the cross search of multiple databases. Confused? Don't be; I have instructions!
After more than a two year search for a silver vintage Christmas tree, my husband has finally purchased one. Somehow, he managed to find one 50 years old, but never used. Would that make it a new silver vintage Christmas tree?
Calling all kids! Do you love to read? Do you love to be read to? The Blue Springs South Branch has created a wall just for you! We are featuring pictures of kids that love books in the children’s area of our library. If you would like your picture on the wall, just bring in a 4x6 picture. Be creative. You could be reading to your animals in a fun fort. You could hold up your most favorite book or dress up as a favorite character. Show us how much you love books! When you bring in your picture, we’ll have your parent sign a photo release form.
One of my favorite fall activities is going to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge located in Mound City, about 45 minutes north of Kansas City. Any time of year, a field trip to Squaw Creek is a treat. On any given day, you can expect to see an abundance of over 300 species of birds and 30 varieties of mammals. Fall brings a special visitor, though. Due to migratory patterns, starting in late November chances are that you’ll see bald eagles. If you’ve never seen a bald eagle in the wild, it is worth the drive.
So, you have the family coming over for the holidays. You’ve thought of a menu, been to the store, and have a good idea of how it’s going to come together. A big happy family gathering just like the Waltons, or maybe Leave it to Beaver, or maybe the uh, Simpsons. Wait a minute- the Simpsons can be fun to watch, but do we really want to live like that???
We have all dreamt of flying; of soaring high above the trees like a bird or Superman. Our curiosity of this phenomenon stretches back to our beginnings, and takes us on a journey through time and place; from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, to DaVinci’s drawings of flying machines, and to the kites and hot air balloons of China. Did you know that a Benedictine monk achieved flight in the year 1000AD, that Newton’s law of motion is the foundation of modern aerodynamics, and that Alexander Graham Bell witnessed and photographed an early flying machine in 1896?