As a young lad growing up in a Greek family, the celebration of Easter was an important event. However, I often wondered why followers of the Eastern (Greek) Orthodox faith celebrated Easter at a different time than the rest of the Christian world. (For more, check out Greek Americansby David Phillips.) I was simply told that we followed a different calendar. I eventually learned that we followed a modified Julian calendar, while the Western world used the Gregorian calendar. I enjoyed the day of
The Midwest Genealogy Center has joined the Pinterest community. We are very excited about this new opportunity to share all the wonderful resources MGC has to offer. Pinterest’s main attraction is the ability to share photos and websites through "pinning" and allow others to share or "repin" your information; think online scrapbooking. Users create boards to hold their pins, and followers can repin whole boards, as well.
While the weather doesn’t show it, the calendar says that it is now May, and that means summer reading is on the way. You can go Beneath the Surface with this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program. Registration started May 1, so don’t wait to sign up! The official TSRP dates are from May 20 to July 31. You can begin logging your reviews May 21.
My journey into the quilting world began in the car while traveling with a friend. I was bored, so I grabbed one of her quilting magazines to pass the time. I was immediately hooked. Before we arrived home, I was already planning my first project, a "foundation pieced" Christmas, wall hanging. If you are not familiar with this process, I suggest a book we have entitled Foundation-Pieced Quilts 14 Favorites from Quiltmaker Magazine.
If you have to be on a gluten free diet for any reason, you know how hard it is to find a really good dessert. You don't want ice cream, fruit, or something equally as plain; if you are anything like me, you crave cake! Unfortunately, a good gluten free cake is hard to come by, unless you want to use a mix – which usually comes out heavier than what you may like. However, I have recently come across a new book that takes gluten free cake mixes and spices them up. Suddenly, you have a whole new dessert instead of just a plain old cake!
Have you been caught reading? May is Get Caught Reading month and we want to see you read.
Take your book and read in the car, at the lake, on the couch, or while you walk (no tripping, please). Read wherever and whenever you can during this nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
May 12th is National Limerick Day! So, get your Edward Lear on (he popularized limericks in the 1800s) and celebrate by reading and writing limericks.
Limericks have five lines. The fifth line rhymes with the first two and the third rhymes with the fourth. All you have to do is follow the structure, and you’ll have a limerick before you know it. Check out this library-inspired limerick below and click here for other limericks to read.
Many of you have probably heard of or seen the movie, Fireproof. The movie was actually inspired by this book, The Love Dare. The book itself was the main feature in the movie. The Love Dare presents a 40-day challenge for husbands and/or wives to take at any point in their marriage. I would highly recommend this book and challenge married couples everywhere to try and make it through this 40-day adventure.
Catherine T. MacArthur was a businesswoman who, with her husband, John D. MacArthur, grew a couple of small businesses into successful industry leaders that made them some of America’s wealthiest citizens.
Are you ready to game? Join us for Children’s Game Night on May 7th at 7:00 p.m. for family fun. Bring your folks, brothers and sisters, or anyone you want to compete with. We’ll bring out classic board games for all to enjoy.
We have Children’s Game Night every month! If you want to make it a regular routine, join us the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. We’ll be here with games for you and your family to enjoy.