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.
Have you ever been to a program at your local library branch? They are a lot of fun, and full of great information. There are programs for every age level and every interest. The Lone Jack Branch is offering several great programs this fall and winter.
On September 16, the Lone Jack Branch had some interesting little visitors: three baby opossums! These babies were found orphaned on the side of the road, and adopted by a kind family. Their new mommy brought them to meet all the boys and girls at storytime. Everyone got a chance to pet them and take pictures, and the little guys had as much fun as the kids. Be sure to come to storytime every Thursday morning at 10:00 am. You never know who will show up!