A Visit with Santa

A Visit with Santa

Join Jim “Two Crows” Wallen as he presents a storytime with Santa!

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Simple Strings Dulcimer Christmas

Simple Strings Dulcimer Christmas

Celebrate the season with live holiday music.

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Cozy Quilts

Cozy Quilts

Get cozy with warm tales with Jo Ho!

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Freegal Streaming

Freegal Streaming

Download or stream the music you want!

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News and Views

Remembering Dr. Victor Gragg

Sometimes fate brings someone into your life. After a while, you cannot imagine how your life would be had fate not brought that person in your life. I think many people in the library community lost just such a person on December 13, when past Library Board President Dr. Victor Gragg passed away.

RFID and Interlibrary Loan

We have now completed our conversion to RFID for all our locations. As I am sure many have found, RFID allows for the checkout and check-in process to move faster and allows our staff to have more meaningful interactions with the customers and community. But did you know that your interlibrary loan (ILL) items are also able to be checked out and in through the RFID checkout stations?

My Coffee Story

People who know me, know I like coffee. Actually, it is a funny story how my coffee habit started. I was studying in England. Every place I went, I requested tea (because I did not like coffee) but my British hosts always gave me coffee. They told me that they understood that Americans all drink coffee and I must be asking for tea to be polite. So, as I tell the story, the British made me a coffee drinker.

It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

I love Christmas music. I typically start listening at the beginning of October, but from what I hear, most people wait until after Thanksgiving (inconceivable!). I like all types of Christmas music - from the really old stuff (Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful), to the classics of yesteryear (White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), to the songs from the last few decades (All I Want for Christmas Is You, The Christmas Shoes).

Winter Is Coming. So Is Spring.

Each month, the Collection Development Department brings you books, movies, and other great items you might have missed.

Winter is coming, and it’s coming before spring. Sorry—nothing I can do about that. Winter officially starts in a couple of weeks, but spring really will be here before you know it. Honest! Now is the time to indulge in winter activities, projects, crafts, and DIY triumphs—and to begin preparing for spring, since it’s only three months away.

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on the following days:

Christmas Eve — Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Day — Thursday, December 25
New Year's Eve — Wednesday, December 31
New Year's Day — Thursday, January 1


We apologize for any inconvenience.

See all of MCPL's holiday closings

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