When I was a kid, I would spend a couple of days each August camped out in our back yard to watch meteor showers. They happened right around my birthday every year, and I thought that was very cool! It felt like one more really neat birthday present each year.
Recently, I went home to Alabama for a visit. While I was there, I was reacquainted with southern cookin' I grew up with. Some of the things I enjoyed were a dish with fried okra, fried squash with potatoes, onions and cheese, some grits, and sweet tea. Southern sweet tea has sugar as the 2nd ingredient! (Water is first!) When I came back to Missouri, I was missing the Southern cooking. I was pleased to see that our Mid-Continent Library system has many Southern recipe books. So if you would like to try some wonderful southern cookin', check out these books.
When I was asked to write about my favorite author, I felt it would be impossible to choose just one. I have always enjoyed reading; my earliest memories involve a book. How do I choose just one? Since my favorite books all seem to be historical fiction, I chose Tracy Chevalier, one of several excellent authors of this genre.
There have been reports of missing cheese at the Buckner Branch. From cheddar to swiss, cheese has been disappearing from the break room refrigerator.
Report: Today at 2:30pm, Squeaker the Mouse was caught red handed filching the happy cow cheese in the break room of the Buckner Library. What did he squeak in his defense? “A mouse has got to eat!” Stay tuned to hear more reports on the antics of Squeaker, the storytime mouse.
Picture it. You’re at your local Mid Continent Public Library branch leisurely browsing the latest and greatest on the Most Requested Author display. The phone rings and you hear the otherwise, very nice library clerk answer in her usual cheery tone. Out of the corner of your eye, you see her pause, squirm in her chair, dab her brow, and say under her breath, “Shoot the Da** Dog.
If you are a fan of Home Box Office (HBO) on television, you may have seen a movie that really impressed me! The movie, Temple Grandin, is about a woman who has made great accomplishments in her life, even though she was diagnosed with autism at the age of four years. The movie recently received 15 Emmy nominations! Temple Grandin went to college and earned a doctorate in Animal Science.
Hooray for summertime! It’s time to break out those tank tops, shorts, sandals, and show off that fresh suntan. Why not add a little ‘bling’ by accessorizing your outfit with a hand-beaded necklace and earring set, or maybe an ankle bracelet! The Liberty MCPL has fast and fashionable, easy and basic, simple and pretty, creative and contemporary books that will help you design jewelry that will enhance your summertime attire.