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.
The Mid-Continent Public Library has Harlequin romances for you to check out. There are several series of romances, like Harlequin Romances, Harlequin Presents, and Silhouette Romance listed in the library catalog. The Dearborn Branch gets new Harlequin Presents paperbacks every month. Your favorite romance authors, like Penny Jordan, can always be delivered to your library branch by request.
Join us on October 9th, 2010 at 1:00 pm as shades of pink take over the MCPL Oak Grove Branch. You will be inspired by other breast cancer survivors. Relax with a massage therapist, and take part in a free bone density screening. There will be door prizes, drawings, cookies, and punch! Celebrate the Pink Party and share in the passion of our amazing community.
When my wife first taught me to draw, we went to the park, and I tried to sketch a particular tree. I gave up quickly because I couldn't find just the right line to draw to capture any of the angles of the many branches and leaves.
"Don't draw the tree," my wife said. "Draw around the tree."
The classics at their best can appeal to a wide range of people and diverse groups. These books manage to touch certain universal themes that apply throughout different places and time periods. Yet, it's understandable how people can disagree as to what books really deserve to be called "classics". Literary tastes and opinions simply vary. Although, I'm certainly not implying that we give up reading some of the well known classics, or that any selection process for classic books is inherently subjective or flawed.
This weekend is the American Royal Barbeque, and all the celebrities of the barbecue world are going to be there: ribs, chicken, pork, brisket, and that notoriously fickle member of the entourage, beans. The American Royal Barbecue contest is, in the words of Carolyn Wells, Executive Director of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the largest barbecue competition in the world.
Here's a recent exchange I had with Carolyn Wells concerning the origins of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and the competition going down this weekend.
The Riverside Branch is currently hosting a display of photographs from the annual competition of the Professional Photographers Association of Kansas City which is held in February. The photographs are "The Best of the Best". The display will be at Riverside for two weeks, until October 12th.