For Mother's Day this year, I made my mom a "Mother Tree" in cross-stitch. It traces the maternal line of the family back to 1754, through each marriage and birth of a daughter. And, I could never have done it without the genealogy resources at the Library.
About 6 weeks ago, my husband and I decided we wanted to screen in our porch. It seemed like a relatively simple home renovation since the porch already had a roof, railings, and window-size dividers. I bet we could do this in a few weekends! Hmmmm, it’s thoughts like those that are the down fall of many a do-it-yourselfer!
On August 16, 1862, the Battle of Lone Jack was fought. For years, the Lone Jack Branch has fielded questions about this battle. That posed a problem for the library staff. In spite of the fact that it was a somewhat significant battle, and Harry Truman was instrumental in the creation of the Lone Jack Battlefield Museum, not much had been written about the battle.
Now that the weather is getting really nice, it’s time to tackle some outdoor projects. Let the Riverside Branch help you! We've got a display for the month of June with lots of projects to tackle. We’ve got books with lots of how-to’s on building decks, creating a new patio, building a tree house for the kids or grandkids, making your own patio furniture and outdoor structures, and much, much more.
One of the best things you can do for your garden is to add compost. Compost adds vital nutrients to the soil and encourages beneficial bacteria and fungi. All of these help plants grow and produce. Compost also introduces organic matter to the soil. Adding organic matter helps improve drainage and texture, too. Composting is also a great way to recycle kitchen scraps and yard waste.
We all have some home improvements around the house that we could be doing but have just put off! Maybe, we just aren’t sure how to start them. MCPL's Research Databases, under DIY and Hobbies, has ideas for home improvement. These databases provide step-by-step project help right at your fingertips.
Finding a pile of gravel dug from under my driveway in a hidden area surprised me. I pushed the gravel back in and put a barricade in front of the area so it wouldn’t happen again.
The next day, I noticed another hole by my step. I put the dirt back and the hole would appear again. I decided to call animal control and they said, "You must have a ground hog." They would be out to set up a cage to trap it.
As a reference librarian, I hear people complain frequently about wanting to know more about their health diagnosis or find information about a common disease. Many of them are frustrated by the overwhelming number of hits and the effort of wading through advertisements when they try searching the Web. We ALL want just the information we need—when we need it! This is such a pervasive idea, the Healthwise Company is now marketing "Information Therapy – the practice of prescribing th
Need help with a career change? Have a job fair to go to? Need a new resume? The Employment & Career Guidance Subject Guide is the place to start. The subject guide list books, research databases, websites, DVDs, and government information sources.
With the 4th of July holiday coming up, a fun and informative Online Resource to visit on the MCPL website can be found under Geography and Travel. America the Beautiful offers an unlimited source of information on every state and territory in our great nation.