What's Going Down at the North Independence Branch?
This is a picture of the scary elevator used to get to our closed stacks. When you request a book from a closed stacks listing, we ride the elevator to the basement or run down the stairs if the construction workers have the elevator high-jacked to retrieve your item(s). It's really not a problem, it's a challenge. So don't be afraid to ask for a closed stacks item. That's our job and we're glad to help. That's what's going down. What items have you requested from our closed stacks lately?
The “I need a really great book to read” thought hits me about once a week, and the best thing is finding a great but previously unknown to me author. One I’d like to share is Virginia Lanier. She writes great mysteries and her main character raises and trains bloodhounds. So, lovers of mystery, humor, dogs, and suspense will really enjoy this author. Also, you will painlessly learn a great deal about bloodhounds. Here's the titles in order so you can get started on this fun series.
Part II Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Lunch Gone?
Guess what I had for dinner last night? Crow, that's right, crow.
Upon arrival home after a long hard day of work, there to greet me was my precious blue insulated lunch bag. I learned a few things; it was my mind that was MIA not my lunch, my little lunch was not as safe in my bag because apparently it's not that insulated, my co-worker trusts me with her fast fancy car, I work with some very compassionate people that offered me everything from cardboard punch out food to frozen Lean Cuisine, and last not but least, I can stand to miss a few meals.
…the barbeque, that is! You may have your own tried and true [maybe even secret] recipe for barbeque. But, maybe you’re striving for p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n and in constant search of that one ingredient, technique, or flavoring that will get you noticed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. If so, here’s a sampling of recent titles added to the MCPL catalog you might wish to place a hold on:
So you may have already read them. You may have already read them forty-times-each-and-love-every-second-of-every-one-because-its-the-best-series-ever. Or you may not have picked one up yet for one reason or another… but just in case, today we’re listing out the series (drum roll, please….).
I posed this question to the staff at the Grandview Branch recently. "What book do you go back and read again and again and why do you like it? " Our staff is split about 50/50 between those of us who re-read books and those of us who do not. I was actually a little surprised how many of us do read books more than once. Not surprisingly, our answers were as varied as our staff.