The four movies I attended this past weekend were On the Road, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac; The Gatekeepers, an Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary in 2012; Happy People from Werner Herzog; and Stoker with Nicole Kidman. What can I say?! What a great weekend!
IndieFlix is one of MCPL’s newest databases where you can stream independent films and shorts for free! You can find a wide variety of videos, and they have a great filtering system to help you find exactly what you are looking for. You do have to create a free account with IndieFlix, and when you log in, you see a warning that the films are not rated "and may contain offensive language, scenes of violence and sexual situations" (parents will need to be responsible to monitor their kids’ usage).
Recently, a colleague and I spent part of the day at the local post office promoting National Library Week. We had a nice time talking with people, and we even signed a few up for library cards. I was wondering what we could offer people who already had cards and already use the Library on a regular basis. The answer to that is information about other services we offer besides checking out books.
My preteen son has been begging to take guitar lessons, but with all the other activities he’s involved in, I could not imagine adding one more evening scramble to our week. Not to mention, lessons are pretty expensive, and our family’s budget is maxed out. Recently, I learned the Library offers the perfect solution. Guitar lessons he can take from home, for free!
One of our goals at Mid-Continent Public Library is to promote early literacy. We have several excellent databases available that help parents and teachers encourage reading and learning while children are still young.
I would like to introduce you to the database, Early World of Learning. You can visit this site with your child and play games, read books (on four different levels), sing songs, and watch videos. Your child will learn a variety of things such as shapes, numbers, colors, etc.
Have you ever read a book that you just couldn’t put down? Maybe, you even lost a few nights sleep just to see what happened next. Then came a very sad day, and the book came to an end. You were devastated…how would you go on without the beloved characters in this book?!
The days are getting shorter, school supplies are starting to show up at all the discount stores, and your parents are getting that edgy look in their eyes...you know what that means: it's almost time for school to start! Ok, all together, let's do one big *groan*.
We've gotten that out of the way, so let's focus on the positives: you get to see all your friends that have been MIA all summer, it's time to start looking for cute fall/winter fashions, and don't forget the return of your fav TV shows!
Want to fix your car, but don’t know how? ChiltonLibrary.com is the place to go for automotive repair information for the DIYer. I recently used it to check the scheduled maintenance on my old, 1999 Plymouth Breeze that has nearly 200,000 miles (It is going to be an exciting day when it clicks over from 199,999 to 200,000).