Roxie, our resident 50’s housewife, has had a makeover. Now, she’s Marilyn! During the month of August, the Lone Jack Branch has a special display highlighting Marilyn Monroe’s extensive library of classics.
Known as a blonde bombshell, Marilyn was an avid reader. When she died, she had amassed a library of over 400 classics, including books on religion, theater, literature, art, psychology and philosophy.
How many Marilyn classics have you read? Pick up a flyer at our branch and see!
The kids are off to school, the weather is getting cooler (I can pretend, right?), and you're looking for some new reads. We thought that we'd share some of the books that the staff here at the Excelsior Springs branch is reading.
Recently, I was meandering through the shelves of non-fiction, and stopped suddenly when I saw a rather small book just before all of the computer books: 100 Must-Read Books for Men. Intrigued, I picked it up and checked it out to compare my reading habits.
We have a new display at the Blue Springs North Branch! We have many popular tables such as our "Staff Picks" and "Most Requested Authors". We are constantly refilling them because they go so fast, and you can always guarantee a good read off of one of them. Our new table will be "Recently Returned" items. We thought you might be interested in the good reads everyone else is checking out. You can find the display located close to the check-in desk. Enjoy!
We Have Books In Spanish!/¡Tenemos Libros en Español!
Did you know about our new displays of Spanish language materials? Pick out a mystery (by Nora Roberts perhaps) or learn about how to protect your health; the choice is yours! And find more books in Spanish at our Antioch and Grandview branches!
We also want to remind you that you can limit any search on our catalog by language. Just click on "advanced search" and select "Spanish" to search only Spanish-language materials.
Looking for a fun, unique alternative to Halloween candy? Try Books for Treats! This program is a fairly recent concept that was created for adults to give slightly worn or outgrown books to kids on Halloween instead of candy. If you don’t already have a stash of gently used books, Rebecca Morgan, founder of Books for Treats, recommends looking at garage sales or thrift stores to find very low cost titles. Rebecca's philosophy is to give trick-or-treaters "brain candy."
New Year's resolutions! Resolutions, resolutions, I really get tired of resolutions. So, we won't talk about them. Let's talk about something more interesting, reading...reading what? You say? Well, it depends on what you really enjoy reading. Did you know that the Raytown Branch has recently added many new displays where you can look for a variety of books that should interest any reader. I am on the team responsible for displaying westerns.
Most of the time, I guess I’m pretty self-centered when it comes to books. I pick what looks good to me, usually by the cover, and I don’t really think too much about what others are reading. Now, don’t get me wrong. I do put a lot of thought into the books I choose for our Evening Book Club and for those patrons who need book suggestions, but I really don’t think of book readers as a worldwide community.