Henry Rex Tudor - King - Defender of the Faith - Serial Spouse. Henry VIII is famous (or infamous) for a legacy, including the establishment of the Church of England and a litany of fractured marital vows. I just visited my daughter in Washington, DC, and because we are nerds, we visited the Folger Shakespeare Library where they are celebrating the 500 year anniversary of Henry’s ascension to the throne. The library and museum is one of those quiet little gems that ensorcells you with an abundance of beautiful architecture and breathtaking artifacts.
Witches Sabbath, the Devil, and hints of rebellion make Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story Young Goodman Brown a Halloween must-read. The story takes place in Salem with a community of god-fearing Puritans during the time of the infamous Salem witch trials.
It was on October 28, 1886, that the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated in New York. Did you know that we have a replica of that Statue of Liberty here in Kansas City? Or that the original statue was created as a gift from France to the United States to symbolize the long standing friendship between the two countries and their commitments to freedom and liberty? Or that the statue was initially called "Liberty Enlightening the World"? Neither did I, and so my quest to learn more began.
While the skeletons dance And the full moon floats; While the black cats prance And the old troll gloats; While the wind goes "Whooo!" And the ghosts shout "Boo!" While the werewolves play And the black crows preen, Your librarians say "HAPPY HALLOWEEN!"
The storytime children at the Dearborn branch went "trick-or-treating" to several prearranged nearby locations Tuesday. This is a tradition of several years here. The parents enjoy the event and have a great opportunity to get pictures. The local businesses they visit enjoy seeing the children, and it is a social occasion for kids and parents alike.
This time of year is so easy on the sheep in my small flock. I supplement their diet of worn out grasses with the alfalfa hay. They spend their days rotating themselves up and down the hills, and thru the woods eating grasses and the leaves still on the trees. They are playful with these nice temperatures, downright playful! Evenings they head for the barn for water and their minerals.
It is hard to believe we have been in space more than 50 years, and 41 years since Neil Armstrong took that memorable "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." – and became the first human to set foot on another body in our solar system. How many people remember the heady excitement and thrill we all felt, as friends and families from all over the world gathered round their TVs to watch the momentous event?.
Antioch Branch, November 22 at 7:00. Mystery - Who done it? Historical, International, Police Procedural... what is your preference? Come join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For November, we are reading: