Lively Library Discussion with Director Steven Potter
Have you ever wondered about the new eBooks that have come on the scene since 2011, like where do we get them? What’s up with the publishers not really selling eBooks to libraries? Or, how big of an influence do you think eBooks have and will continue to have on print books?
Where are libraries headed? Will they be completely self-check, completely online, or will there still be that helpful, happy librarian eager to assist you in your quest to find the information and books you want? Maybe, you would like to just share some of the great books you’ve read from MCPL.
It is the season to start gardening, but I hate to garden. I do enjoy looking at gardens once someone has created them, but the maintaining the garden is where I run into trouble with any garden I try and start. My troubles start with remembering to water my garden, since the amount of water something depends on the Midwest weather. My next problem is that the weeds like to grow when I do not feel like pulling them out, which leads to more weeds in my garden than plants or flowers. By the end of the gardening season, I usually either have a very dead garden or one that i
Do you want to spend your online time better? The Liberty Branch is offering an Internet 102 program for adults on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. Come for this in-depth look at web browsers and how to use them more effectively. Topics include search engines, bookmarks, spyware, and much more.
The Excelsior Springs Branch is pleased to present another batch of pictures from members of our Photo Fun group. Photographer and frequent traveler David Foxe provided the picture for this blog. It was taken in Savoca, Italy.
Spring has sprung at the Buckner Branch. Yesterday, the Village Crafters created some lovely duct tape roses. These flowers won't be found in anybody's garden...there aren't too many teal tulips or dragon-patterned snapdragons in your grandma's flowerbed.
In March, the Grain Valley Stitchers took up the challenge of the Jelly Roll 1600 quilt. The quilts went together quickly and easily. There were a couple of mechanical problems that were quickly remedied and the fun began. We have done some really fun stuff at our meetings and you should join us.
Decorating with Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds
I have always liked going to flea markets, thrift stores, and garage sales. My whole house is full of items I have bought over the years. I especially like finding something and turning it into something else totally different.
On Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., the Edgerton Branch will present Beginning Knitting with Maurita Buhl. Maurita first exhibited that Can-Do attitude when, at the age of ten, she found a book that explained the basics of knitting. Using this book to learn, she has been knitting ever since and is now known as "the Fastest Fingers in Missouri."
Are you also a self-starter and wanting to learn a new skill? MCPL provides a number on print and electronic resources to help.
Spring is now in full swing and that means more and more people are getting out of the house for some outdoor activities. Walking is one way of getting out of the house, with the added advantage of promoting a healthy lifestyle. One way to make your walking experience more enjoyable, fun, and scenic would be to hike around the city. Kansas City has numerous parks and trails, all consisting of different aspects to accommodate the beginner to the experienced hiker.