Working in a library doesn’t always leave you with time to read. But, when the staff here at the Red Bridge Branch heads home for the day, we almost always have a book with us – or waiting for us back at home. Here’s what some of the staff has been reading lately.
Jessica is reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: the mysterious howling – by Maryrose Wood
One night, a family is murdered. That is, everyone except the youngest child. By chance, or perhaps by fate, the young boy ends up in a local cemetery. The ghosts of the cemetery swear to raise the boy, whom they name Bod.
When I was a child, I remember watching the antics of a certain “wascally wabbit” and his friends. Naturally, I had no idea that I was watching some of the same cartoons that my mother watched as a child. I bring this up because this year Bugs Bunny turns 70 years old. The first official Bugs Bunny cartoon was called A Wild Hare. It premiered on July 27, 1940, and was directed by Tex Avery. I say this is the first official cartoon because, while there had been a sort of Bugs Bunny prototype in the late 1930’s, this is the first cartoon in which he was
Ellie was never supposed to know that all those mystical, mythical stories, and legends could be real. She was just going to get through her final year at the boarding school on New Zealand’s South Island and head off to college somewhere.
It’s time again for the Platte County Fair! What an exciting time for adults and children alike. The 147th Annual Platte County Fair opened on July 21st and will run through July 24th. It takes place at the fairground in Platte City (exit 18 or 20), off Interstate 29. There are lots of fun events planned including the following: demolition derby, mud-a-thon, huge carnival, fiddle and talent shows, a melodrama and nightly musical entertainment. Come visit us at Mid-Continent Public Librar
My son challenged me the other day. Really, he's always been a challenge, but I'll save those stories for another day. He asked me "Why do you read?" My first reaction was to tell him for entertainment, of course. Nothing wrong with that. But he wants to go deeper. "What was the last book that you read?" Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.
Maybe you're like I used to be. You get into great conversations with people about new books, and you find yourself jotting down titles and authors onto napkins and the backs of receipts. Later you find these crumpled scrawlings and wonder "What was so great about that book again?".
Want a gripping, fast paced, suspense read? Overton Window by Glenn Beck, might be the book for you. It deals with the current political, behind-the-scene actions of those in power who manipulate public opinion toward their own goals.