Meet a live opossum and learn how he and his friends survives in your neighborhood at Opossum, Missouri’s Marsupial Thursday, July 8 at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park will bring some of these “seldom seen alive” critters to the library for you to see.
The term of the day today is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. This is the scientific term for “brain freeze,” that awful feeling in your head when you eat or drink something cold too quickly.
The cold treat Slurpee turns 44 this month. You can celebrate the Slurpee’s birthday with a free 7-11 ounce cup, courtesy of participating 7-11 stores on—drum roll please—July 11th. Remember to sip your Slurpee slowly so you can avoid sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia!
Recently, a local charity called Honor Flight paid tribute to WWII Vets with a special trip to our nation’s capitol. According to Honor Flight KC, “Honor Flight Network™ will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and very importantly, our senior heroes travel absolutely free.” They also say that, “we are losing WW II veterans at the rate of 1000 per day” A short time ago, the nurse, famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York’s Time Square in 1945 to celebrate the end of WWII, died at the age of 91.
Mad Science is making an appearance at the MCPL Weston Branch on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00am. Discover how butterflies begin life as caterpillars, how butterflies eat, and many other fun and fascinating butterfly facts. After the program, visit Weston’s own butterfly garden. Located north of the West Platte School Track, the garden was created by the 2nd graders at West Platte Elementary school.
Is your child a fan of Dora and Diego? Is she obsessed with bunnies? Does he love books about tractors?
Next time you visit the Blue Springs South branch, take a look at our book bundles in the Children's section. A book bundle is a small collection of four or five books with the same topic, characters, or authors, packaged together and ready for check out. Designed to make it easy to find several children’s books on a singular interest, these bundles are refreshed with various themes regularly.
What are you doing at the library today? Working! I am putting books on hold to fill Teacher Assistant requests. We can help teachers supplement their classroom books with items from our library system.
How long have you worked at the library? I have worked here 5 ½ years. I started as a sub and now am working half-time.
What is the best part of your job? Working with the customers and the staff.