When I was in grade school I would faithfully watch the Mr. Wizard television show every week. I would gaze in amazement as he mixed beakers of liquid and they miraculously changed colors, or poured substances into a paper cone that would bubble, foam, and then harden into a solid Styrofoam shape. During that time period my father would often return from trade shows and tell Read More..
If you haven’t checked it out yet, many popular franchises undergo a LEGO treatment as a cross promotion meant for the fans of popular movies and the popular building block toys. Many times the LEGO version tends to lend itself to being more kid friendly than the original work. Because of this, these games might be a nice building block Read More..
If you have been looking in the Picture Book section in the Children’s Area lately, you have noticed what seems like general disarray. The shelves are looking bare and the familiar books are not where they used to be! There is a plan.
We are organizing the picture books into general Read More..
Just when we think there is nothing new written about Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, a new historical fiction book appears that is truly exciting. Local (Overland Park) author Ronda Hassig has written a page-turner titled The Abduction of Jacob Rote. It is the story of a fourteen year old boy named Jacob Rote who was abducted Read More..
We get so accustomed to the noise of the little bird lives around us that we forget to stop and look upwards or into a bush to see the source. In my yard, Northern Cardinals pretty much dominate in these last couple of weeks. I hear their metallic chip chip call as they stay in constant communication with each other. Their loud whistle songs are mostly Read More..
The following is a list of games that fall into three categories. First, they are all fairly new releases in prolific series in what most consider the video game canon. Second, they have all been received with near universal critical acclaim. And finally, they are all personal favorites of LPL staff member Philip who puts out these monthly recommendations Read More..
For over one hundred years Kenneth Grahame’s masterpiece, The Wind in the Willows, has held a special place in the hearts of millions of readers both young and old. For me, this cherished work of friendship set in a rapidly disappearing natural world has always stood alone – complete and perfect. Read More..
Come travel the world through books and songs at the Multicultural Storytime. We will travel to India, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Bring your open minds and open ears Saturday mornings from Oct 5th to Nov 2nd at 10:30 a. m. Each Saturday will feature a different language and culture for you to explore. Our presenters are as varied as the languages they represent from a KU professor to a stay at home mom. See you soon. Jalda hī milatē haiṁ. Até breve. Hasta luego. زودی شما را ملاقات خواهم کرد.
On August 30, 2013, America commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This march was held in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The year was 1963, a year noted for its racial unrest and civil rights demonstrations. Martin Luther King III was just five years old when his father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous Read More..
The release of the Xbox360/PS3/Wii generation of consoles marked a time when the video game industry was really attempting to try to redefine the video gaming experience. The Wii was designed for motion sensor capability on release, with the PS3 releasing the “Move” and XBox 360 releasing the “Kinect” shortly afterwards. Read More..