MCPL has a wonderfully, diverse selection of cookbooks, ranging from simple, economical, nutritious meals to wildly indulgent (maybe even decadent) desserts. But did you know that one can find recipes in some works of fiction?
We are gearing up for a new school year and you are not going to want to miss the fun activities planned for this fall. We'll be meeting every Thursday at 1 p.m., so mark your calendars!
September 2, 2010 Ice Cream Social and Get to Know You Games: In September of 1903, Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for the ice-cream cone. Celebrate his tasty accomplishment by making your own ice cream-in-a-bag.
As a teenager, I began five successful hobby businesses, just by browsing the shelves at my local MCPL. When I was a teenager, I worked at the library putting books away. One day, I stumbled on a book about breeding cockatiels for fun and profit. I had a pet cockatiel and decided to follow the book’s instructions to buy a mate for her and build a nesting box. That bird laid eggs right away, and my flock of pets grew. For years after that, I raised hand fed baby birds which fetched a premium at the local pet stores.
Jackson County History: Slavery, Border Wars, and Civil War
There is no way of discussing the Border Wars in a blog without gross oversimplification, so I am going to get out of the way and leave it to Ann Everett. On September 9th at 7 p.m., Ann Everett will be doing a multi-media presentation on Jackson County from 1850-1865 at the South Independence Branch.
Here are a couple of quotes along with a short list of titles on the subject:
Join us as we return to the glory days of cinema on the first Friday of every month with First Friday Films. We'll start up again September 3 at 2pm with the 1967 suspense classic Wait Until Darkstarring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin.
One of the unpredicted by-products of the internet has been internet memes. The "RickRoll", LOLcats and their quests for cheeseburgers, "Chocolate Rain", and Diet Coke/Mentos fountains are examples of a phenomena that have catapulted to widespread fame on the Internet via email and social media sites. One of the stranger memes to develop is an
How would you like to be called a hag, slime, the most unattractive creature in the sea, and be blind on top all that? Then meet the Hagfish. This brute suffocates it’s victims, eating everything, leaving "a bag of bones". Living in cold waters up to 1,800 feet deep, these useful scavengers help clean up the environment, feeding on the dead and dying creatures of the sea. Check out the hagfish and other interesting creatures on Amazing Animals of the World.