And the 2009 Winner Is...Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!
The 2010 Building Block Picture Book Award election is being held at your local branch from September 1 through December 31. Children not yet in first grade may vote for their favorite title from the list of nominees. Participating in this election is fun for children, but don’t tell them it’s good for them, too. Pick up the list of nominees and a ballot at your local branch.
Once upon a time, back in the dark ages (you know, before the YouTube, XBox, and cell phones) taking pictures required a mysterious substance called "film". The difference between film and digital cameras was that the photographer only had a limited number of exposures on a roll of film. Film also costs money, both to purchase and to develop.
Jo Ho wowed the audience once again at the North Oak Branch of MCPL. Why do we love her so much, you might ask? Check out her show at one of our branches, and you will see. Her vividly animated expressions, lively presentation, and creative inclusion of the audience draw you in, and you become entranced with her performance. You begin to wish that you were still a kid! Young and old alike enjoy her stories. She brings every subject to life, and makes you want to know more.
Ever wanted to read about strong female characters that you can live vicariously through? Here are a few series that create strong female characters, interesting settings, and a host of situations to get in and out of.
Soon autumn will be upon us. The leaves will fall, the days will get shorter, and we will be looking for ways to stay inside and stay warm. Why not warm up with a hobby or a good book? Our chosen hobby here in Weston is knitting. We are getting out our needles and yarn...and of course, our books. Come check out our books on knitting, and when you put down the needles for a while, you can read a good fiction book about knitting too. We have something for everyone.
Yesterday, after a short talk was given on Jackson Pollock, two dozen painters launched their careers as expressionists. Paint was flung at paper from a hundred different angles. Who knows, maybe someday this event will mark the early period of a new movement of abstract artists in Independence.
If this proves to be the case, then we should be thankful that the the press was there to document this event.
If you are a teen who looked for work during the past summer, you already know it’s a jungle out there. You may be applying for jobs that used to be held by teens, but now you are competing against adults with more experience than you have. Give yourself a leg up by attending this program!
From September through May, the Blue Ridge Branch offers a Saturday Science program for families. The programs are most appropriate for school age children, but we know that teens and adults are fascinated by the science experiments and the animals brought to the branch by Mad Science, the Kansas City Zoo, Operation Wildlife and other presenters from the metropolitan area.
The Independence Examiner reported that the 2010 International Peace Award has been announced by the Community of Christ Church. Author, co-founder, and executive director of the nonprofit, Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, Greg Mortenson will receive this year's honor.