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For the Love of Villainy!

"Are you enjoying the show?" my husband asks, knowing full well I've just binge-watched the entire first season of Hannibal, a sadly short-lived television series based on the characters and story arc in Red Dragon  by Thomas Harris.

"I love Hannibal's dress sense, and the way he cooks is amazing!" I agree.

Access Is Now Faster at the Antioch Branch!

Wi-Fi access is now faster at our Antioch Branch as our Google Fiber rollout continues. The Antioch Branch joins our Blue Ridge, North Oak, Raytown, Red Bridge, and Woodneath Branches that currently have Google Fiber installed.

The Wi-Fi name has changed from “Library Guest” to “Library Guest Google Fiber.” The speed is greatly enhanced, as well!

Book Group Selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

As MCPL’s Book Group Readers Advisor, it is always my goal to make sure we have interesting and highly discussable books to offer our book groups. With more than 1,000 kits of books reserved exclusively for group use, there’s always something great to read! However, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to try and find that one perfect title.

An Upstanding Digital Citizen

When I was growing up, my mom taught me to say “please” and “thank you.” She also taught me that I needed to clean my plate because kids in some countries didn’t have enough to eat and to say “excuse me” when I belch. She taught me to look both ways before I cross the street and not to interrupt people while they are speaking. She taught me how to behave properly to be a good person. She taught me how to be a good citizen. 

Get to Know Your (Digital) Librarian

Last week, Booklist Online interviewed MCPL's Multimedia Collection Development Librarian, Beth Atwater. In her position, Beth has a great influence on the audiovisual and digital materials MCPL offers to our customers. Readers' Advisory, which is the process where librarians recommend titles to customers, has been around as long as libraries. In this interview, Beth discusses her foray into watchers' advisory, a process of recommending audiovisual and digital titles.

Library Closing

All MCPL locations will be closed on Monday, July 4th for Independence Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, July 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Woodneath Library Center, North Independence Branch, and Midwest Genealogy Center will be closed on Sunday, July 3rd.

However, our digital collection is always available! Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more 24/7!

See all of MCPL's holiday closings

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