If you're visiting family or just passing through Buckner, MO, stop by the Buckner Branch, one of 30 branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Like the people of Buckner, the library staff will greet you with a friendly smile. So come in and sit a spell, read a newspaper or magazine, or just browse through our collection of books, audio books, movies, and music for all ages.
When I was a child, I remember watching the antics of a certain “wascally wabbit” and his friends. Naturally, I had no idea that I was watching some of the same cartoons that my mother watched as a child. I bring this up because this year Bugs Bunny turns 70 years old. The first official Bugs Bunny cartoon was called A Wild Hare. It premiered on July 27, 1940, and was directed by Tex Avery. I say this is the first official cartoon because, while there had been a sort of Bugs Bunny prototype in the late 1930’s, this is the first cartoon in which he was
Binoculars and Art Kits are flying off the shelves at the Grandview Branch these days. We are winding up our Summer Reading Program, and if your child hasn't finish reading his or her 1080 minutes needed to earn their 3 prizes, the time to do so is now. Infants to high schoolers can participate but the program comes to an end July 31st.
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.