Fall is the time to plant trees. If you’re thinking about putting in a new shade tree or maybe some fruit trees, check out Tending Your Garden: a Year-Round Guide to Garden Maintenance by Gordon and Mary Hayward. When I was researching ideas for expanding my backyard apple orchard, I happened to dig up this little gem of a book.
Local authorities (made up mostly of library staff) have been hard at work trying to locate our faithful Ragsdale. Our investigation has turned up some shady characters that we think might have a lead or two. Have you seen these librarians?
The Liberty Branch, including 15 staff and library friends, participated in the Liberty Fall Festival Parade on September 25, 2010. Staff shared candy and library bookmarks with parade watchers. We enjoyed seeing our local community attend the parade, and recognized many who regularly visit the library. It’s always a pleasure to see our library friends!
Laughter and smiles were everywhere on Wednesday, September 20th as the Grandview Branch hosted their 1st Annual Community Services Fair. Children were treated to a puppet show by Anitra Steele, and their parents learned about low cost and no cost services available to young families in and around our community. Everyone enjoyed refreshments, and had a chance to pick out a free book to take home with them. Many of them, like our new friend Chase Ashby, were able to sign up for their very first library card. We look forward to the many opportunities Chase will have in the years to come.
Can a True Story About an Abandoned Town Rival a Best-selling Murder Mystery?
Possibly so, if the story is about Dogtown, Massachusetts - an abandoned area near Gloucester full of supernatural looking large rocks, and boulders that remind viewers of Stonehenge. The area has not been inhabited since the last resident left in 1839. The town never recovered after the ravages of the American Revolution. It is now only an isolated ruin in 3,000 acres of woodland.
Dogtown's history contains stories of witches, super-natural sightings, and pirates. The area was named for the dogs kept by Revolutionary War widows.
Do you quilt? Crochet? Knit? Any needlework is welcome. Bring your ideas and projects to the Oak Grove Stitchers Circle. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. Beginners and experienced crafters are welcome as we share ideas, and teach each other new skills.
Beginners can check out these titles to get started:
Who Needs to Join a Gym When You Have the Library?
I'm a big advocate of working out in the privacy of your own home to videos and DVDs versus joining a gym. Not only will you save the money you would have spent on membership fees, you won't have to drive across town, fight bad weather, pack up your entire bathroom, limit yourself to the gym's hours, or worry about not being able to keep up with the class.
Visit Mid-Continent's online catalog and enter "aerobic exercises" in the search engine under the subject line. You will see 189 selections to choose from.
The City of Blue Springs is proud to host The Wall That Heals commemorating Vietnam War Veterans. The wall arrived in Blue Springs yesterday. It was escorted down 7 Highway to Pink Hill Park. The exhibit opens to visitors Thursday, September 30, and closes Sunday, October 3. Awakening and Reflection Ceremonies are held each day including guest speakers, Color Guard, music, and a fly over at 3:45 PM on Saturday, October 2.