Although I am an avid reader and lover of books, the one genre that I cannot get into is the classics. However, to be a well-rounded reader, everyone should read at least a few of this genre. If any of you are like me, you find most classics B-O-R-I-N-G.
Over the last few weeks, we have watched nests being built, baby birds being protected, and fed by their parental units. The baby birds learn to fly and eventually leave their nests for their own adventures. We identified the birds as barn swallows, but that part isn't as important as the inspiriation they provided for this post.
After the surprise popularity of videos like Librarians Do Gaga, I find myself wondering, do people think librarians don't have personality? Everyone is shocked that librarians 1.) listen to Lady Gaga and 2.) would make up Weird Al type music videos for her music. Why wouldn't we? Librarians are pretty cool. Gone are the images of a the shushing, old lady or a fetching librarian of romance novel ilk. I know that these perceptions still exist. One only has to look up librarian in Google and you'll understand my point. But these images are far from accurate depictions.
The Raytown Library Adult Book Group is going to read The Soloist for their August meetings. This is a heartwarming story about a newspaper columnist that finds a musical prodigy, homeless, on Skid Row.
Sometimes the library isn't the quiet place it used to be. It's taken over by programs, decorations, and a general sense of fun. Occasionally, though, the staff needs a break from all the hectic activity. Where does a page go to escape from it all? Somewhere safe and calm, that's where. Especially if he fits in the book drop.
I like sandwiches and salads, especially in the summer when it’s too hot to cook and I’m too tired to spend time in the kitchen. The deli at the supermarket always has roasted chicken and cooked beef so, if you don’t want to cook, getting a meat at the deli is a fast and easy way to begin. Sandwiches and salads are other ways to lighten up in the kitchen.
We have a large selection of cookbooks that can give you ideas on fast and easy meals. Here are just two that you might like.
Come and meet some new friends at storytime! There are many reasons to attend story time at your library but did you know story times are fun? They also encourage group interaction, and foster a love of reading! Listening to books is known to improve reading readiness skills in children. Research shows that children who are read to and have exposure to books, have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when starting school. Fall storytimes at the Antioch Branch will resume on September 7, 2010. Have fun listening to stories, singing songs and making a simple crafts.