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).
The 2010 Summer Reading Program has really heated things up at our branch but we've been keeping cool at the Raytown Branch will lots of great entertainment! Coming up, we've got Mad Science Demonstrates Splash-Tastic Science on Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm. Even people who might not know how cool science can be will be sure to find this program interesting and fun.
You just never know what's going to happen when you attend a program at the library. Goldie, the golden eagle escaped her kennel, and a few wild moments ensued. Don't worry, no small children were carried away! See, YOU should have been here. Operation Wildlife, www.owl-online.org, brought Goldie, and we learned many facts about eagles.
I have a confession. Until two weeks ago, I had never read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I was immediately captured by the characters and Austen’s view of society, manners, and marriage during the Regency period. Mr.