Many people I know have weird little things that they do when they get a new book to read. Some people flip to the last chapter and read it first. Some people flip through and look at all of the pictures if there are any. Some people smell their books.
Have you ever found an old metal photograph and wondered what it was? Recently, I found myself in possession of several of these old pictures from my family history. These types of photos are called tintypes. Tintypes, also known as ferrotypes, began showing up in the 1850’s, and stayed around until the early 1900’s. Unlike the name implies, no tin was used, but rather iron. They were popular for several reasons; they were cheaper, faster, easier to create, and more durable than other types of photographs. The pictured tintype is of my great-great-great-grandparents and their family.
The Dearborn Branch hosted a breast cancer awareness event Monday night, October 4th. We had about fifteen adults and teenagers look at the information. There were pamphlets and information for community contacts, plus cookies and punch. Several organizations, like North Kansas City Hospital and Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, provided us with materials.
A Day In the Life Of Your Friendly Neighborhood Page
You’ve seen us around. We’re the ones who circle the library, pushing or pulling those black carts filled with books, CDs, graphic novels, and films, taking them back to where they belong. We’re the ones who come when you need a hand. When a desk clerk calls, we all leave our posts and "race" to make sure that one of us will get there as soon as possible. We are always moving. We are elusive. We are pages. (FYI: If this was a video blog, I would have inserted some sort of “James Bond”- or “Mission: Impossible”-type soundtrack at this point.
Maybe, you redecorated your home this past spring or summer. Now, it’s autumn and you are in search for new ideas to finish that room or two before winter comes. The Camden Point Library has some great books on decorating your home.
My name is Kathy, and I’ve worked for Mid-Continent for 25 years. I can truly say that time flies when you’re having fun! Here are five books I love: two all-time favorites, and three that I’ve read and enjoyed more recently.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you could go back in time and do a day over again? Sam Kingston has just had a strange day. She got up for school, met her friends for the ride to the campus, collected a lot of roses for Cupid Day, went to an awesome party, and died in a horrible accident on the way home. Sam Kingston is dead- or is she? When she wakes up the next morning, Sam is almost convinced it was a really bad dream. Worse still, Sam realizes that she has rewound the clock, and is starting the same day over again. What if she changed a few things?