Friday, December 7, 2012
A former Lindbergh kindergarten teacher always taught her class to pick up worms after it rains.
One of Doss Margiotta favorite lessons for her kindergarten students was the importance of worms and how to rescue them from driveways and sidewalks after a rain. “I’d tell kids that I pick up worms from the driveway and put them in the garden,” Margiotta said. She said that worms like to travel above ground during rain storms, but often get stranded on concrete surfaces, unable to return to the dirt before the sun bakes them. “The book was always in my head, but I didn’t have time to do it,” she said. She wrote “Molly Green Loves Worms” after she retired from teaching in 2008. Margiotta said she loved teaching at Lindbergh and was reluctant to retire, but she spend more time with her mother who was in poor health. She joked that it was …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The birds were the stars of the All About Owls presentation by World Bird Sanctuary at the Oak Bend branch of St. Louis County Library.
People weren't the only visitors welcome at the St. Louis County Library Oak Bend branch June 20. Five owls became the center of attention for all ages in a special All About Owls presentation from the World Bird Sanctuary. Owls Jake, Bogart, Acorn, Tigger and Silo joined WBS presenters Lizbeth Hodges and Mike Alberson to educate young and old about the birds and protecting endangered species. Library visitors packed the meeting room to see the owls. Laura Polak, the Oak Bend branch's youth services specialist, said she was more than pleased with the unexpected turnout.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The display is a result of work from the Sappington-Concord Historical Society and local families.
Those wanting to see a display honoring local veterans have until May 31 to do so. Several artifacts have been on display at the Oak Bend library branch since the beginning of May, thanks to the Sappington-Concord Historical Society President Stephen Hanpeter, who applied for use of the case more than a year ago. As member of that board and a resident volunteer with the Crestwood Veterans Memorial Committee, Jacque Stock contacted various military friends, including Crestwood Gold Star families. A list of participants is on the wall of the case along with letters. Stock was kind enough to send over photos of the case.