2010 brings several literary anniversaries with it. Most notability and most noticeably is Harper Lee’s immortal classic To Kill a Mockingbird. But while this book turned a mere fifty, another book celebrated the big One-Zero-Zero. This year marks the One Hundredth Anniversary of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. (2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of its English adaptation.)
Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, brings us his newest novel, Stones into Schools, which picks up where his first book left off. Three Cups of Tea, a best seller and book club phenomenon, was Mortenson’s account of how the Central Asia Institute worked to bring schools and educational opportunities to the Middle East.
Magnetic Midina presented Mad Science Demonstrates Splash-Tastic Science at Colbern Road Branch to the delight of an audience of all ages. The sublimation of carbon dioxide group participation activity shown here was by far the favorite demonstration!
The Metro has added a bus stop at the Midwest Genealogy Center! The new Metro #286-Silver Route provides Tuesday and Thursday service from five other points in Independence, including the Independence MetroCenter, Olde Oak Tree Apartments, Noland Road & 39th, Social Security Administration, and Centerpoint Medical Center. Transfer options are available at the Independence MetroCenter, at the #284-Purple Route at 35th & Noland Rd. (Old Oak Tree Apartments), and at the #183-Green Route at Centerpoint.
It must have been a muggy night in the Chesapeake; the air thick with gunpowder that fogged the streaks and bursts of cannonfire fired from the British Royal Navy upon Fort McHenry. Blasts and roaring booms broke taut moments of silence, and American patriot Francis Scott Key watched from a distance, not knowing if the United States had survived the day long offensive. It was September 14, 1814, and the future of the United States was in the gravest of dangers. How could he have felt, knowing that his country, still in its infancy, clung to the hope that the soldiers
One of my favorite pastimes is reading oral histories of World War II. There are many great books by a lot of good writers, but my favorites are the books by noted World War II historian, Stephen Ambrose.
During the last Anime Night at the Library at the Blue Springs North Branch, several of our attendees decided to turn the library into a dance club. Sporting sounds of super famous Korean bands like Super Junior, Meaghan MacKinnan, and Ashley Brown taught fellow Anime Nighters some pretty sweet moves. Moves straight out of the music videos! Some joined in and some were just content to watch and enjoy. Either way, fun was had. Be sure to join next meeting Monday, September 13 at 6:30. There will be more. See you there!
The wolrd's noblest epic, Paradise Lost, was written by the great Puritan poet, John Milton. He formed the idea of this epic in 1639. However, it was not until 1658, six years after he became blind, that he finally started writing. He finished this epic in 1663.