Are you just starting on your genealogy quest? Maybe, you’ve been at it for years and have just hit a roadblock. Perhaps, you used to do genealogy and are trying to get back into the swing of things. If you fit into any of these categories, then you might consider attending a Beginning Genealogy class at the Midwest Genealogy Center. Most of our staff members teach the beginning course, and everyone teaches it a little bit differently. But no matter which class you attend, you will learn (or perhaps re-learn) the basic principles of genealogy.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you are trying to tell someone about something you just saw and you can’t remember the name of the show or possibly the actor? Perhaps, you have debated with a friend on the number of Nightmare on Elm Street sequels that have been made. Maybe, you are a big fan of Richard Dean Anderson, and you would really like to find a list of everything he has ever acted in.
Do you know where to go to quickly find the answers to these questions and more?
Larry is a favorite customer of ours. He comes in almost daily with a smile for the staff. He enjoys reading the newspaper and using the internet. We let him take a break every once in a while, as long as he promises to come back. There are many customers who come into our branch on a regular basis. They enjoy talking about their families and their favorite authors. You get to know them a little and look forward to seeing them. A big thanks to all our customers.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Back in 1987, then Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett launched this observance when he issued the challenge, “Let’s have a national campaign…every child should obtain a library card – and use it.” Actually, many children using the Colbern Road Branch are already library card holders and are being taught the responsibility that goes along with the privilege. But, a library card isn’t just for children.
With all of the beautiful strawberries available this summer, I am reminded of the scrumptious strawberry shortcakes my mom used to make “from scratch.” Knowing the recipe by heart, Mom sifted all of the dry ingredients into a crock, hollowed out the middle for the eggs and milk, and used her fingers to gently (and lovingly) combine the mixture. Afterwards, she cut out the shortcakes using the end of a recycled can.
Have you ever noticed that the petals and leaves on your rose bushes are curling up and turning brown? What could cause this problem? Check out our gardening section at the Liberty Branch. There are many great resources on how to care for your roses.
Looking out my front door, across the grassy field in the shade of the trees, I saw a tall, shimmering, orange flower that stood above all the tall grasses. Curious, I went over to see it. I knew it was a lily, but had no idea what kind. At this time, I knew nothing about wildflowers beyond dandelions and Queen Ann’s Lace. I had never seen this beautiful flower. On another occasion, I found a pretty purple flower and wondered what it might be.