Dr. Ron Miriani, retired Professor of History, conducted a walking tour called Westport: The Town That Re-Invents Itself on October 9. The group met at Kelly’s Westport Inn, a designated national historical landmark, and stopped at over 30 locations, including Harris Hotel and Pioneer Park.
Patrons explored the little known history of Kansas City’s oldest establishment, Westport. The adventure culminated with a tour of the Harris-Kearney House given by the Westport Historical Society.
If you are a Facebook user and a movie fan, the movie The Social Network may be for you. The film features an ensemble cast, and is a drama about the founding of the internet social networking website Facebook.
Come join us Saturday, October 23 from 2pm – 4pm while we throw a Pink Party to support Breast Cancer Awareness. We will play Bunko, hear professionals talk about early detection, and visit with a survivor’s panel. There will be snacks, door prizes, and chair massages.
I came across a cookbook the other day that I just had to take home. In The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, Ree Drummond offers beautiful photography and step by step instructions for cooking some good country comfort food. She also includes some charming stories of her life on an Oklahoma ranch with her "Marlboro Man", her four children, and various animals.
Have you ever thought about the sacrifices that our service men and women have made during times of war, and wanted to know more about their lives? How they lived, what they ate, whether or not they were wounded in battle? Well, now is your chance. The Platte City Branch will host the annual Veterans Salute on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 17 - 23 Is Teen Read Week @ Your Local Library
What does Teen Read Week mean, you ask? It’s the celebration of everything reading and everything teen. It’s a way for librarians and educators to encourage teens to read for pleasure, not just for school. This year’s theme is Books with Beat @ your Library. If books are not your thing, try an audiobook!
Tired of being on the dieting merry-go-round? Ready for a nutritional makeover? Then, I think you will enjoy reading Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. In this 140 page easy read, Pollan shares 64 simple principles for healthy eating including:
Every year around this time, you can see people in sort of a daze. Not everyone mind you, just a few rather disheveled types wandering around chewing their lips and looking off into space as if they were thinking about the nature of the universe.
Well, they are. You see these people are writers, and they are spending these last two weeks of October thinking of the novel they are going to write from start to finish during the month of November.