Tuesday night, I saw Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for the first time. I had never even heard of them, but my husband was really enthusiastic about attending. So, we left home early in search of good general admission seats. I will be the first to admit that my musical horizons could always use some expansion, and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this group, whom I could gather few clues about from their name. Obviously, Sharon Jones would entertain us with her vocal styling, and there were several members of royalty to back her during the show.
Go green! Are you doing your best to protect our planet? Are you recycling household items for repurpose? For instance, did you know that you can take a 2 liter pop bottle and create “Bundle of Joy” bottles? Or make a “Good Scent” sachet out of fabric dryer sheets?
Did you know that catapults can fire projectiles up to 1,300 feet, or that many ancient civilizations including the Romans, the Greeks, and the Chinese used catapults in warfare? These are just a couple of the interesting things our Discovery Club learned at last week's tween program, Catapult Craze.
Summer will be over so soon? Summer never lasts as long as I would like. Gardening plans or ideas and outdoor projects soon have to end because winter is coming. It is time to start thinking of inside projects. I have started organizing my home room by room. One room at a time! Believe me, I am starting to feel less cluttered!
This year Banned Books Week is September 25th – October 2, 2010. The purpose of Banned Books Week is to spread awareness of having free information in the library. I have always loved the library because it is a place of information – whether to find a good book to read, an audiobook to listen to, a movie to watch, or to find information on a subject that I want or need to learn more about. It is not always the classic item that is challenged or banned. Sometimes, it is some of the most popular items, too.
Everyone can remember a favorite book from childhood, whether it be the picture book that Dad read before bed, or the chapter book that passed the time at school.
Relive those childhood memories and introduce your own kids to some classics. Stop by the Blue Springs South Branch and take a look at our displays of the branch staff’s childhood favorites. Each display book is available for checkout and identifies which staff member picked it as a memorable favorite.
Check Out the Artistry In Your Library's Juvenile Easy Section
Are you looking for entertaining, enjoyable, and moving works of art? Are the art books in the library and the books store just too heavy and too content specific? Do you just want to look at pretty pictures and think about life from a new perspective? Try spending fifteen or twenty minutes in the Juvenile Easy Section of your library. Forget about the kid stories and childish themes; just look at the pictures and marvel at the skill, imagination, and dedication involved in illustrating these books. You can find everything from highly realistic to vaguely abstract works of art.
After the death of her grandmother, Ann Zemke found two shoe boxes filled with diaries Marjorie Peterson had written for over forty years. But along with those diaries, something even more precious was found, a small cardboard book entitled, My Autobiography, My Life—Marjorie Peterson.
I LOVE watching hummingbirds at this time of the year. I still can't believe we have "library hummingbirds"! They seem to be attracted to the planters we have at the front doors. At my house, I hang several feeders, and I'm treated to a show better than anything on TV! Hummingbirds are very curious, and will sometimes hover a few feet away from your face for a good look. Who knows, maybe we are a show for them!