Ever wonder if a snake is slimy or if a turtle really carries his home on his back. Find out at Turtles, Snakes, Oh My!Thursday, July 22 at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch. Join a Clay County ranger as he gives us the low-down on turtles, snakes and even salamanders. Find out where they live, what they eat, and why they do what they do. Don’t pass up the chance to hold or touch each animal.
Come play your favorite hobby games or learn some new ones at Hobby Game Day for Teens Saturday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library-Kearney Branch. "Dungeons and Dragons" will be played, or bring your favorites to share with new players. Registration is required. Register online, or for more information call us at 816-628-5055.
Settle around a morning campfire and listen to the Songs and Stories of the Cowboy Thursday, July 15 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch. Join cowboy singer and songwriter Uncle Abe on a musical trail ride through the Old West complete with songs and stories full of lassos and lil’ doggies.
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.