Just moved to Jackson County, MO? Changed addresses within the county lately? Has ‘register to vote’ been on your to-do list for a while? Your staff at Colbern Road Branch can help you mark ‘register to vote’ off your list! But hurry! To be qualified to vote in the August 3, 2010 Primary Election, you must be registered by July 7th. To vote in the November 2, 2010 General Election, you must be registered by October 6th.
Although obscured by the coverage of the BP Oil Spill and the tragic death of television icon Gary Coleman, it is important to note that today marks the 55th anniversary of arguably one of the greatest events of the mid-twentieth century, the birth of Dana Thomas Carvey.
Carvey jumpstarted his career on Saturday Night Live with unforgettable characters and scarily realistic impersonations. Some of his most famous roles on SNL include: The Church Lady, Hans from Hans and Franz, Ross Perot, George Bush Sr., Neil Young, and Garth Algar from the Wayne’s World sketches.
The Summer Reading Program has begun here at Weston and there are a couple of changes you should know about. First, signing up for the program can be done online. Second, you will count the number of minutes you read instead of the number of books. Don’t let these changes put you off from participating in our Summer Reading Program….we are here to help!
Part II Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Lunch Gone?
Guess what I had for dinner last night? Crow, that's right, crow.
Upon arrival home after a long hard day of work, there to greet me was my precious blue insulated lunch bag. I learned a few things; it was my mind that was MIA not my lunch, my little lunch was not as safe in my bag because apparently it's not that insulated, my co-worker trusts me with her fast fancy car, I work with some very compassionate people that offered me everything from cardboard punch out food to frozen Lean Cuisine, and last not but least, I can stand to miss a few meals.
The blue lunch bag in the bottom right corner of the fridge is MIA. It is somewhere I'm sure!
It contained a delicious, lean Virginia ham, sharp cheddar cheese, crisp romaine lettuce, juicy red ripe on the vine tomato, and was slathered with veggie dip. A plump cluster of red grape to hold me over until dinner would have been my afternoon snack.
The police were summoned but a missing lunch report could not be filed until 48 hours after the initial disappearance.
The “I need a really great book to read” thought hits me about once a week, and the best thing is finding a great but previously unknown to me author. One I’d like to share is Virginia Lanier. She writes great mysteries and her main character raises and trains bloodhounds. So, lovers of mystery, humor, dogs, and suspense will really enjoy this author. Also, you will painlessly learn a great deal about bloodhounds. Here's the titles in order so you can get started on this fun series.
I just wanted to share a really special painting Jacqueline Howell did for the teen summer reading program.
If you visit the Buckner branch very often, you will see many of Jackie’s great works of art on our bulletin boards and displays. It is really amazing what great talents so many of our employees have, and how lucky everyone is when they share them.
Summer is finally in full swing and for many people that means needing a place to cool off for a while. The Kearney branch is proud to offer programs for people of all ages, tables and sofas for reading and studying, and some awesome music to get you through the hot summer days. If you want to try something new, give these albums a whirl.
1. Purple by the Stone Temple Pilots (recommended by Karson H)
What's Going Down at the North Independence Branch?
This is a picture of the scary elevator used to get to our closed stacks. When you request a book from a closed stacks listing, we ride the elevator to the basement or run down the stairs if the construction workers have the elevator high-jacked to retrieve your item(s). It's really not a problem, it's a challenge. So don't be afraid to ask for a closed stacks item. That's our job and we're glad to help. That's what's going down. What items have you requested from our closed stacks lately?