Come join us at the Blue Springs South Branch for our Monday Night Teen Read. We discuss books, play goofy games, and have refreshments and a great time. We meet every Monday night at 7:00. Come prepared to share a clean joke, or something cool you have learned to teach us all.
Biographical Fiction - Oxymoron or Literary Genre?
I used to think that biographical fiction was an oxymoron ranking right up there with icy hot and jumbo shrimp. I was distrustful of the genre, and was uncomfortable with authors injecting fiction into fact.
National Magic week is October 25-31. The Society of American Magicians adopted the idea of National Magic week as a way of promoting the Art of Magic. Shows are performed at orphanages, hospitals, and nursing homes for those who would have difficulty getting to a theatre to see a live performance.
It’s a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs just won yet again, and you are on top of the world, feeling like you can do anything. You look outside the window, and you get a brilliant idea! You decide you are going to do some repairs on your car, and save the cost of having a maintenance garage do it.
Sookie has a gift: she can read minds. She considers her telepathy a disability because many of the townspeople consider her crazy. She doesn’t date much because of her gift (or curse). She stays with her grandmother, and works at a bar called Merlotte’s. Her life is routine until Bill Compton steps into the bar one night, a vampire more than a century old. The events of the night take an unexpected turn for the worst for the vampire. Sookie rescues him from a couple who are trying to drain him for his blood to sell on the black market.
Gwen Cooper had every intention of saying no to the veterinarian who asked her to adopt a three week old stray kitten with no eyes. She was fresh off a bad breakup, working a low paying job, and living rent free in a friend’s bedroom. She already had two cats, and was afraid another addition would make her the ‘crazy cat lady’ of the neighborhood. However, it was love at first sight, and the kitten was named Homer.
Things I've Learned While Working at the Library: I Need a Jeeves
One of the things that makes working at the library such a great job is that one thing I find in the library may lead me to discover something new. I find an author or a book I knew nothing about, and end up going off on a voyage through the library to find out more. Let me give a recent example, wherein I learned that there is nothing more valuable than having a "Jeeves".