Thanksgiving is a terrific time to rest up, have some fun, and of course, overstuff on turkey. Our staff who lead storytimes also need a break, and they get one during Thanksgiving week. Since many families are traveling and schools are themselves only in session for two days that week, Boardwalk Branch will have no storytimes during the week of November 22nd.
We all hope you will have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
The library has just finished editing their publication, Christian Fiction Authors. You can pick up a copy at your local branch. It lists hundreds of Christian fiction authors and the series of books they have written. Series are listed by name, and the titles are in order so you can follow the story from beginning to end. The catalog is so nice because you can mark what books you have read and make notes about your favorites.
Pelada is a new soccer/football documentary that follows former Duke standout Gwendolyn Oxenham and former Notre Dame legend/midfielder Luke Boughen as they join pick-up games in twenty-five different countries. In the process, they joined in on some wild games, including matches with moonshiners in Kenya and the prisoners of a Bolivian jail.
Have you noticed how bright the library at Red Bridge is lately? The overhead lighting at Red Bridge Branch has been changed out to a new updated version. One of our staff members told me she thought her eyesight was going bad while we had the old lighting system. Now with the new system being installed, we can all search for books and see the titles and labels a lot easier. Enjoy the new lighting!
Creativity flows freely from the Lee’s Summit Knits and Needles group. Beautiful and amazing items are knitted, crocheted, and quilted. This group meets the first and third Thursday each month at 1pm to share ideas, tips, and patterns. Bring projects you are stuck on, show off something you have actually finished, or just come to find new ideas for projects to start. We look forward to seeing you there.
Well, this is it. It is my final day here at the Mid-Continent Public Library at the Camden Point Branch. After working for five years at the branch, my family and I will be moving to New Mexico where my husband has a new job. I have really enjoyed working at the library, and I will miss all my co-workers and all the wonderful patrons.
November 11 is the day we celebrate all military veterans in the United States. This holiday falls on the date of the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. The hostilities between Allied and Central Powers ended at 11:00 a.m. that day. Many other countries also recognize this holiday and call it Armistice Day, and people observe silent memorials at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year.
What Should I Buy for the Holidays? (Young Children edition)
As the holidays quickly approach, I get a lot of questions about "What should I buy for my nephew, niece, cousin, daughter, neighbor kid, grandchildren...etc?" Our Storytime Lady and I thought we would put together a wish list for a few different age groups for those who are curious. For those who are struggling with coming up with extra money, you could always check them out for your friends!