August 14th is National Garage Sale Day! Do you need some motivation to finally clean out your garage, your basement, or maybe that spare bedroom? Take advantage of this day to clear out your clutter and make some cash too! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to actually get your car into the garage?
Once the extra stuff is all gone, you can keep on top of it and keep your home from getting cluttered up again. The library has a wide selection of books to help you keep things organized and looking nice and neat.
Did you know it’s been 90 years since women gained the right to vote in the United States? The 19th Amendment passed August 18, 1920, and the amendment was certified August 26, 1920. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated August 26th to mark this event.
August is the month when 9% of the US population celebrates a birthday. This is the highest percentage for any month of the year.
If you have a birthday party to plan, check out our selection of cookbooks, cake decorating books, and party game books. And if you're expecting a new arrival in August, we have lots of baby name books at the library so you can choose just the right name for your little one.
Have you noticed our new website yet? You know, the one where you found this blog? Well, some people are wondering why we at the library got a new website anyway so here are the top two reasons.
First, the Internet changes quickly. Like every day! Our previous website was 14 years old. Do you know what else was new 14 years ago? The Internet! Seriously, in the last decade and a half, the online world has changed greatly. Our previous site was simply getting clunky.
Being a professional mascot in the NFL is a lot of fun, but it can also be a very physically demanding job. KC Wolf understands the importance of exercise and proper eating. Join us at the Parkville Branch on Thursday, August 12th at 10:30am for Fit For Life with KC Wolf , an entertaining and educational program on the benefits of regular exercise and the importance of a well balanced diet. For more information, contact the Parkville Branch at 816-741-4721.
Titles discussed in the monthly Book Club are chosen approximately a year to a year and one-half in advance, selected primarily from the BookTalk catalog supplied by the Adult Services Department with a few titles obtained in-system. Once a title has been determined, a list of discussion questions is compiled as well as any interesting relative information touched on in the book.
One of the Buckner Branch's most beloved critters is Squeaker, the storytime mouse. He chooses the books and movies for storytime. He snacks on the employee's supply of cheese in the break room when they are not looking. Squeaker loves children and any story that features a mouse. He begins each storytime sound asleep in his library bag and the kids wake him up gently by whispering Squeaker's name. Even though he doesn't have much to say, Squeaker keeps them laughing every week. The hardest part of his job is helping the storyteller stay on track.
Howdee! After a recent trip to visit family in Texas, my young granddaughter, Abigail, learned this Texas greeting and happily greeted everyone with "Howdee" with an accent. Texas is a great place to visit or live, for that matter.
Wow! It's hard to believe its already the end of July! Where has the summer gone? Yes, we still have August, but with school starting within a couple weeks, it hardly feels like part of summer anymore. One other sad part of summer ending, means the annual Summer Reading Program is ending too. You still have the first week of August to claim your books or other prizes. So don't delay, come to the Red Bridge Branch or whatever branch is closest to you to claim your rewards for all the reading you have been doing this summer. I hope you had fun partici