It’s still summer and that means we’ve got many more hot days of swimsuit wearing and tank top bearing. And if you’re like me, you’ll want to look your best. However, this heat has kept me inside in the air conditioning, and my tight budget has kept me from the gym. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a couch potato.
Q. In which city did the ice-cream cone first become popular?
A. In St. Louis in 1904, at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
It was sold at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A waffle was twisted into a cone and filled with ice cream. Story goes, that an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and bought a batch of waffles from a waffle vendor. He rolled the waffles into cones and sold the ice cream in the waffle cones.
The first week of August is Psychic Week and the Excelsior Springs Branch is celebrating this week by displaying a variety of books on the subject which can be found in the Dewey numbers 133.8 and 615.8.
A psychic is a person who professes an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP). The word psychic is derived from the Greek word psychikos ("of the mind" or "mental") and refers in part to the human mind or psyche.
Did you know that with our new online catalog, you can create multiple lists to track your reading and viewing preferences? You can make lists for books you have read, books you want to read, and movies you just have to see, when you have more time. Are you looking for more authors in your favorite genre? How about a whole new kind of book? Log on to the online catalog and check out Reader’s Advisory. Here you will find lists for suggested reading, award winning titles, juvenile series and sequels, and bestsellers. There is also a list of stories, books,
August 14th is National Garage Sale Day! Do you need some motivation to finally clean out your garage, your basement, or maybe that spare bedroom? Take advantage of this day to clear out your clutter and make some cash too! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to actually get your car into the garage?
Once the extra stuff is all gone, you can keep on top of it and keep your home from getting cluttered up again. The library has a wide selection of books to help you keep things organized and looking nice and neat.
Did you know it’s been 90 years since women gained the right to vote in the United States? The 19th Amendment passed August 18, 1920, and the amendment was certified August 26, 1920. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated August 26th to mark this event.
August is the month when 9% of the US population celebrates a birthday. This is the highest percentage for any month of the year.
If you have a birthday party to plan, check out our selection of cookbooks, cake decorating books, and party game books. And if you're expecting a new arrival in August, we have lots of baby name books at the library so you can choose just the right name for your little one.
Have you noticed our new website yet? You know, the one where you found this blog? Well, some people are wondering why we at the library got a new website anyway so here are the top two reasons.
First, the Internet changes quickly. Like every day! Our previous website was 14 years old. Do you know what else was new 14 years ago? The Internet! Seriously, in the last decade and a half, the online world has changed greatly. Our previous site was simply getting clunky.