Howdee! After a recent trip to visit family in Texas, my young granddaughter, Abigail, learned this Texas greeting and happily greeted everyone with "Howdee" with an accent. Texas is a great place to visit or live, for that matter.
Did you know it’s been 90 years since women gained the right to vote in the United States? The 19th Amendment passed August 18, 1920, and the amendment was certified August 26, 1920. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated August 26th to mark this event.
August 14th is National Garage Sale Day! Do you need some motivation to finally clean out your garage, your basement, or maybe that spare bedroom? Take advantage of this day to clear out your clutter and make some cash too! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to actually get your car into the garage?
Once the extra stuff is all gone, you can keep on top of it and keep your home from getting cluttered up again. The library has a wide selection of books to help you keep things organized and looking nice and neat.
Did you know that with our new online catalog, you can create multiple lists to track your reading and viewing preferences? You can make lists for books you have read, books you want to read, and movies you just have to see, when you have more time. Are you looking for more authors in your favorite genre? How about a whole new kind of book? Log on to the online catalog and check out Reader’s Advisory. Here you will find lists for suggested reading, award winning titles, juvenile series and sequels, and bestsellers. There is also a list of stories, books,
One of my favorite pastimes is reading oral histories of World War II. There are many great books by a lot of good writers, but my favorites are the books by noted World War II historian, Stephen Ambrose.
2010 brings several literary anniversaries with it. Most notability and most noticeably is Harper Lee’s immortal classic To Kill a Mockingbird. But while this book turned a mere fifty, another book celebrated the big One-Zero-Zero. This year marks the One Hundredth Anniversary of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. (2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of its English adaptation.)
Many times, customers come in to the MCPL Weston Branch and ask us what we are reading. As we all don’t work at the same time, I thought I would conduct a survey to see just what it is my fellow Mid-Continenters are reading. To make it more fun, I have added little personal tidbits about the staff.
If you are a fan of Home Box Office (HBO) on television, you may have seen a movie that really impressed me! The movie, Temple Grandin, is about a woman who has made great accomplishments in her life, even though she was diagnosed with autism at the age of four years. The movie recently received 15 Emmy nominations! Temple Grandin went to college and earned a doctorate in Animal Science.
Picture it. You’re at your local Mid Continent Public Library branch leisurely browsing the latest and greatest on the Most Requested Author display. The phone rings and you hear the otherwise, very nice library clerk answer in her usual cheery tone. Out of the corner of your eye, you see her pause, squirm in her chair, dab her brow, and say under her breath, “Shoot the Da** Dog.