What is it about a place that is ten miles wide, one hundred sixty mile long, a mile deep and attracts 4.5 million tourists every year? Well, it's the Grand Canyon, of course. The colossal carved rock formations come alive with the continuous changing light and shadow. You will be mesmerized by the shades of purples, blues, greens, reds, orange, browns, and tans that are ever-changing throughout the day. It makes you feel peaceful and calm. You see people standing or sitting on the edge of the Canyon gazing over the amazing scenery.
Have you ever wanted to be a Tweeter on Twitter? Have you heard of Facebook friends and want some of your own? Is there anyone over the age of 30 still left on Myspace? To answer these questions and others like them, the Weston Branch will be having the program Intro To Social Networking. It will be on Monday September 20th at 7:00pm.
As we all know, college students are low on funds when it comes to food. Many students live on Ramen noodles, peanut butter, microwaveable foods, and the most popular...... POPCORN! I noticed that we have cookbooks for popcorn in the library catalog. Can you believe it? Popcorn! So, if you love popcorn, or if you are eating a lot of it out of necessity, perhaps you would like to try some new ideas.
To this day, I can still remember how “grown-up” I felt when I checked out my first chapter book from the public library. On the way home, we stopped and got an ice cream cone. Whether your child likes to read or is a reluctant reader, using incentives can encourage reading. Milestones for different rewards could be reading a certain number of pages, number of books, time spent reading, or progressing to a higher level of difficulty.
Getting the library materials you want has never been easier. You can request any, of over three million items through your account on the internet, or just call us on the phone to place a hold. Most items you request will be available in a couple days. The Dearborn branch is just a mile off Interstate I-29, without all the congestion of the large city. We are about halfway between Kansas City and St.
Ah, the first Monday in September is Labor Day. It's one of the few holidays that the library is closed. Considering the sheer amount of holidays that there are in a calendar year, the library isn’t closed for many of them.
The other holidays that the library closes for are:
This past Labor Day weekend, I finished the 4th book by Michael Carroll called Super Human. All 4 titles to date kept my attention, and I wanted more by the time I read the last page. The focus is on the teenage characters, who may or may not realize they are super human. The teens are just beginning to understand their newfound abilities, which are far advanced over average humans.
It’s that time of year again. The older children are off to school, and younger brother or sister wants something to do. How about checking out the Missouri Building Block Award Nominee display starting September 1st. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from the list of ten titles selected by a group of Missouri librarians. This award is to get young children from birth to kindergarten excited about reading.
Let me tell you about my cat, Sammy, who truly runs the household. I thought when felines got somewhat older, they slowed down. But not my feline, he is about ten years old. I believe he has an Everready battery attached to himself, but I sure can't seem to find it. He loves to shred paper up and tips over anything that contains liquid, which spills all over the place. Sammy thinks the kitchen counter, cabinets, and table is his personal runway. He has some wonderful qualities, but oh, I wish he would slow down. Does anyone have a cat like mine?