Save a life. Adopt a pet. When you decide to take on the responsibility of owning a pet; one of the most generous things you can do is to adopt an unwanted animal from a shelter. If you are already a pet owner, one of the smartest things you can do is to have your pet spayed or neutered to prevent any more unwanted animals from ending up in shelters. If you would like to help, but are unable to adopt right now; your local shelter would love a donation of your time or money. Most shelters are in dire need of assistance and appreciate any help you can give.
The enormously popular sitcom, I Love Lucy, premiered on October 15, 1951. TV’s first smash hit starred the real-life husband and wife team Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball as Ricky and Lucy Ricardo. This was the first sitcom to be filmed live before a studio audience, and it did extremely well in the ratings, both the first time around and in reruns. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS.
Did you hear that central Arkansas had earthquakes Monday? The largest earthquake registered 3.8 in magnitude. Some of the quakes were felt in Louisiana, about 200 miles away. The US Geological Survey says there have been 19 recorded quakes in the area since Sunday.
Hedgehog and Rabbit are best friends even though they are very different. Hedgehog hibernates and Rabbit doesn't. In A Little Bit of Winter, Hedgehog wants to know what winter feels like. He asks his friend Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring, but will Rabbit remember through the long winter?
War Bonds: the Songs and Letters of World War II at the Midwest Genealogy Center last year was quite a hit, and it is coming back to MGC this fall. War Bonds, presented by EbzB Productions, is a multi-media musical journey through a war that redefined the world. By watching several couples in the audience at last year’s production and their response to the songs and dialog, the program hit sentimental as well as soft spots in their hearts.
Do you know what fado, reggae, klezmer, gospel and world fusion have in common? They’re all music genres! MCPL’s online research database, Contemporary World Music, has tens of thousands of music tracks that will take you "around the world" musically.
I just had an interesting question from a patron that's been coming up a lot lately- "what's with the 14-day holds?". The Kearney staff knows it's not easy to read five items in fourteen days, especially if you've got other things to do during that same time frame. But, we wanted to let you know that there are options.
Did you know you can suspend your holds? It's really easy, and while you'll step out of the virtual line for a bit, you'll be put right back into place when you're ready. Just follow these steps:
Trick-or-Treat Costume Party at the Edgerton Branch!
Come join in our Halloween fun at the Edgerton Branch! We’re having our annual Trick-or-Treat Costume Party on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10AM. Come dressed in your Halloween costume, and go trick-or-treating to several local businesses with us and your friends!
We will be reading some Halloween books, making fun Halloween crafts, playing games, and of course, TRICK-OR-TREATING!! So, come dressed in your costume, and get ready for some Halloween fun!