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?
What do you do when your craft muse takes a vacation? I wanted to scrapbook after a long time away from the art, but felt my inspiration lagging. I needed a visual jump start! How had other people creatively constructed their scrapbook pages?
Squeaker can't talk right now; he just read the story, Kisses on the Wind by Lisa Moser, and is feeling a little emotional. I've been doing storytime for a long time, and I know how powerful a picture book can be. Some people think that picture books are for little kids, but Squeaker knows that they can be enjoyed at any age. Do you have a favorite?
"The Wall That Heals" is the traveling exhibition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C. The Wall will be exhibited at Pink Hill Park, in Blue Springs, Missouri from September 30 - October 3, 2010. On display are original newspaper articles from the Washington Post, a commemorative plate, and a personal photo of some of the groundbreakers that day in Washington, D.C., one of whom is my husband. The Oak Grove Branch has a small display with items that can be checked out.
This summer, kids ages 7-18 participated in our Young Artist Exhibition. Over 80 works of art were submitted in categories ranging from drawing, painting, photography, graphic art, and mixed media. Local teachers, artists, and professionals judged the submissions. We were amazed at all the talented kids we have in our community!
For many of us, the Vietnam War was a part of history we could only learn about in textbooks. But for more than 2.7 million United States service men and women, it was a life and death reality, something from which to heal rather than merely read about.
I have always been an "animal person". Most library people are, hence, books like Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. When I was growing up, we had always at least 2 animals running around the house. However, when I got to college most apartments wouldn’t allow cats or dogs. So, I went and got the next best thing…a rat.