The third annual Let Your Skeletons Dance Lock-In at the Midwest Genealogy Center is scheduled for Friday, 29 October. Participants will be allowed to stay after closing from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Join us for an evening filled with barbecue, fun, prizes, mini-classes, and research!
Jeff Winston has had an average life. He and his wife Linda haven’t been able to have children, but they have spent the last twenty years together. In 1988, when Linda calls Jeff at work to talk, Jeff suddenly suffers a heart-attack. He feels the excruciating pain; he feels as if he’s fading away. Then, he feels himself breathe into nothingness and death, but how can he feel if he is dead?
When my children were younger, we used audiobooks to keep them quiet on long trips. They worked great. As my children grew, their likes and our likes in audio changed. They spent more time with head phones on listening to music. Now the kids are gone, and audiobooks have taken a regular spot in my day. Not only do we use them for trips, but for my ride to work, or to the mall. Audiobooks have become a big part of our library system, and are used by all ages. Now, for those of us who love to read, we can do just that even while driving, sewing, or cleaning house.
School is back in session, and that means another round of research papers to get started on, whether it’s high school or college. Luckily, the Mid-Continent Public Library has a vast amount of online resources to help you get started on these papers. One in particular is the Academic Search Premier database located under the heading Magazines and Periodicals in our research databases.
Did You Know Today Is National Walk Your Child to School Day?
As I was waking up this morning, I heard on the radio that it’s National Walk Your Child to School Day. I looked it up on the internet, and it’s true. A group in Chicago started this in 1997 with the mission of bringing community leaders and children together to create awareness of the need for communities to be walkable. Some of the desired results of today’s event are to create safer walking routes, to engage kids of all abilities, and to notice and improve the environment.
Are you a cookie fiend? A Cookie-A-Holic? Are you looking for that perfect plate of cookies to exchange at your office, church, or school function? Do your taste buds water for new recipes, but you don’t know where to find just the right one?