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.
Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) will host its annual Veterans Salute from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. This free event to honor American veterans will be hosted by the Platte City Branch of MCPL.
I was looking over the library’s databases and started looking into America the Beautiful. It has so much information to choose from. I've learned quite a bit about the different states that make up our America. There is a map you can click onto that shows various facts, pictures, the history of the state, geology, culture, and much more. It is an enjoyable database. So, if you are interested in our America, this is for you.
The Antioch branch has a first-rate selection of newspapers. The newspapers are definitely being used as each week they are mixed up and out of order. Sometimes the entire collection is left sitting on the floor. Many people photocopy newspaper articles, and sometimes customers cut out the articles they want. This should not happen, but it does. The most popular ones are USA Today, Kansas City Star, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and St Louis Post Dispatch.