Catch some bubbles, try your hand at sidewalk art, or even try to keep the hula hoop from falling. Whatever you choose, you'll have fun doing it! Come join in the fun at Bubbles and Fun Carnival at the Grain Valley Branch on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 9:30 am.
The American Legion Boys State of Missouri took place this year June 12-19th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. 1,000 of the top high school students come together and build an entire government in the week they are there. Using their unique abilities and beliefs, the boys create a working political system which includes law enforcement, court systems, and all the other aspects of government.
One night, a family is murdered. That is, everyone except the youngest child. By chance, or perhaps by fate, the young boy ends up in a local cemetery. The ghosts of the cemetery swear to raise the boy, whom they name Bod.
Barbara Hughes began her presentation by personifying Narcissa Whitman. “Narcissa” commenced by explaining how she was called into missionary work in 1835, and then met and married Dr. Marcus Whitman. The Whitmans, along with Henry and Eliza Spalding, traveled to Fort Walla Walla in what is now known as Washington State. Through the slide presentation, as well as the information and descriptions given by Mrs. Hughes and “Narcissa,” the audience followed Narcissa from her missionary calling to the tragic Whitman Massacre.
Working in a library doesn’t always leave you with time to read. But, when the staff here at the Red Bridge Branch heads home for the day, we almost always have a book with us – or waiting for us back at home. Here’s what some of the staff has been reading lately.
Jessica is reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: the mysterious howling – by Maryrose Wood
If Ernest Hemingway were alive today, he would be 111 years old! His birth anniversary is celebrated every year at the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park, Ill., the city of his birth. More information about this annual event is available at www.ehfop.org.
Two retired guys I know are about to begin what I have dubbed, “Jim and Bob’s Mini Baseball Adventure”. They begin the three day stint with an afternoon game at “The K” with the Boys in Blue vs Toronto. If they survive the heat and humidity, they’ll take in the evening game of the KC T-Bones vs the Schaumburg Flyers (Illinois).