On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union sent the first object from Earth into space. The satellite ignited the "space race." The first American satellite was called Explorer I, and was launched in January 1958.
Squeaker is excited about Halloween, but a little afraid of the Jack O'Lanterns. Then, he met some new friends when the teens did some pumpkin carving at the library. Now, he wants to know if we can dye him orange too.
People love to be scared, that tingle racing along our spine as we wait for something to spring out at us. We scream even though we know it was coming. To commemorate Halloween this week, here are the most scary-licious movies around (at least according the staff at Blue Springs North Branch):
Halloween is this weekend, and it’s time to start stocking up on some scary reads. Ghost Stories of Missouri: True Tales of Ghostly Hauntings by A. S.. Mott contains some haunted tales set in places, such as the old Jackson County Jailhouse, that might be interesting to readers familiar with Missouri. One such story is about a college student who died in a propane tank explosion.
While browsing some of our books, I happened across one called Names of the Dead. The title alone intrigued me, so I picked it up to see what it was about. As the title implies, the book lists the names of the dead from the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
A short time ago, I was asked to teach a class on Beginners Genealogy for the women’s organization at the church I attend. I had some thoughts on how and what I would present, but decided to see what ideas and information the Mid-Continent Genealogy Library (better known as the Midwest Genealogy Center or MGC) had online. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the information I found for beginners – there were some similarities to my own thoughts, but I gleaned much more than I had anticipated.
Maybe, the right pet for you is the pet you want to pick up and cuddle – and in spite of your overindulgent squeezes, that particular pet clings to your warmth and falls into your eyes with a devotion that will last forever-after-more.
In Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks has created characters who struggle to live life with hope and truth. Erin (Katie) is a survivor who has left her abusive policeman husband learns to love and trust again. Small town North Carolina, Southport sets the scene for a traumatic final episode as her husband tracks her down to teach her a final lesson.
Halloween is almost here. If you’re looking for costume ideas or planning a party, the library has lots of books on the subject that you can check out. To help drivers see children better, have them carry a glow stick or put reflective strips on their costumes.