I was going to create an ongoing blog series that focused on historical figures who were famous but no one remembers why. It was going to be called "Relics of Obscurity". I decided that the first subject would be Millard Fillmore.
Millard Fillmore was President. His first and last name sort of rhyme. It seemed like a good idea, in a cut your own hair sort of way. Its not surprising that"Relics of Obscurity" ran aground.
Several times a week, people come into the library looking for a Chilton’s manual to help them while they are working on their cars. There are so many different makes, models and years of cars, so it can be difficult to find the exact manual you need at the library when you need it. Luckily you are now able to access that information online, either at the library or from the convenience of your own home, instantly.
With the decade of the eighties turning thirty in 2010, various eighties icons have published their memoirs. As they look back on their bad haircuts (i.e. mullets) and their bad fashions (i.e. leg warmers and Members Only jackets), you can, too.
The following is a sample of some of the eighties icons who have published their memoirs in 2010. All of the books are available at MCPL.
The American Legion Boys State of Missouri took place this year June 12-19th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. 1,000 of the top high school students come together and build an entire government in the week they are there. Using their unique abilities and beliefs, the boys create a working political system which includes law enforcement, court systems, and all the other aspects of government.
Have you ever wondered what word would replace like or cool in a conversation with a teenager? Do you just plain love words? Are you studying for the ACT, GRE or want to improve your vocabulary? Want to participate in the Spelling Bee or win at Scrabble?
Interested in the stock market? Feel you need to know more? Then MCPL’s online database, Morningstar Investment Research Center, is for you. You can sharpen your investing skills by using the investor’s classroom, track your stocks, or read up on insider trading. It’s all there; a great site to invest your time!
Like Superman, we too sometimes fight a never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way! Therefore, I’ll suggest some tips about evaluating the credibility of online resources. Certainly, common sense is always helpful in determining the credibility of any informational resources. However, online resources can sometimes make the evaluation of information more challenging.
It seems like summer just began, and it is already time for kids to think about going back to school. A new school year means new research papers and new homework headaches. Let your local Mid-Continent Library branch help!