Vaudeville on the Diamond: Minor League Baseball in Today’s Entertainment World Attendance at a minor league baseball game provides more than the players and their sport. On and off the field, baseball fans are entertained by quirky events like the dizzy bat competition, mascot races, Star Wars theme nights, and even monkeys riding border collies. These multifaceted forms of entertainment transcend the game itself and harken back to the vaudeville shows of yesteryear. This presentation explores the fun and wacky ways minor league baseball continues to grow its audience in an era of sophisticated sports and entertainment options. Presented by David Sutera.
David is a film and media instructor at the University of Kansas.
We have some great programs coming up next week. Wednesday we have Cafe Boheme at 6pm and Thursday we have Friends of the Library meeting at 5:15pm and a Kansas Humanities Council Speaker at 6pm "Vaudeville on the Diamond".
Did you know we have computers and laptops for parents and caregivers to use downstairs? We have just replaced our old laptops with chromebooks. If you have some work to get done, come down and try them out while the kids play.
Steps For Securing Your Online Privacy
Libraries have changed from what people have normally perceived in the past. This short video, produced by Commoncraft.com, will help you understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age.
Download startup kits (with pre-made Excel files), watch Harvard Business School lecture videos, and read up on business basics (including human resources). The article search also lets you limit to "forms" - so if you are a landlord, for example, and need a sample lease agreement, it is easy to pull up.
You can access this link from any Kansas IP address but if you’re accessing outside of Kansas, you’ll need to sign up for an eCard at your local library.
Just click below to begin.
Endangered by C.J. Box
What would you do for your family? How far would you go to right a wrong done to your child?
What would you do in the name of friendship?
Endangered by C.J. Box takes you on a fast-paced ride to see just how far a father would go. The Joe Pickett Series is one of my favorites. This book moves quickly. The characters are well developed. Box is the master at pulling you into the Pickett world, and making you care about the characters. You don’t have to start with the first book in the series, Open Season, but I recommend the whole series.
And at the start of each book, you ask yourself, is Joe going to trash another pickup? You’ll just have to read Endangered to find out.
If you missed our viewing at Page to Screen, you may want to put this one on hold. It’s a story of perseverance, faith in oneself, and forgiveness. You don’t know what you can endure until put into a situation that calls for more strength than you ever thought you had. And don’t worry that it’s too dark or depressing, there are moments of laughter. Well worth watching.
“Cloud computing!” “The cloud!” “In the cloud”! “Cloud services”! If you’ve heard these phrases before but had no idea of what was being talked about, join the crowd! But, if you are a computer user, you are probably utilizing “the cloud” in some form or another, without even realizing it! Click “read more” to continue.
Whether you plan to use it for your reading needs, to listen to music, watch your favorite videos or navigate the Internet, an e-reader will provide a portable and convenient alternative a desktop PC or paper books.
And if you have ever toyed with the idea of buying an e-reader you know it can be a daunting process. This week’s blog provides a guide to buying e-readers that should help in your decision making process. Click on "read more" to continue.
Earning a high school equivalency credential shows that you have high-school-level academic skills. It can help open the door to a better job or career, and a college education. The State Library of Kansas provides GED practice exams, eBooks and tutorials through LearningExpress Library at no charge for all Kansas residents. Click on "read more" to continue.