Summer is a great time to for kicking back on the front porch with a glass of iced tea and a good book. What should you be reading this summer, you ask? Well, MCPL offers MRA books, which is an acronym for Most Requested Authors. Right when you walk in the doors of the Blue Springs South Branch, you will find a round table (located near the holds area) that offers you many popular choices.
Let your dreams take you to the Library this month. Check out our latest display, which promotes the Summer Reading Program theme of Dream Big..Read! There's a lot to look at to spark the imagination of both young and old.
Come in and check out the beautiful photography of Peter T. Vanderhoorn, Sr. A Smithville resident and a native of the Netherlands, Peter has an interest in travel and photography. He is displaying a collection of photographs from the Netherlands as well as the United States.
My favorite is "Bicycle Shop Pink Special" featuring a row of pink bikes in Holland. What's yours?
Come in and check out our amazing display of Vietnam War era artifacts. See typical souvenirs that our American soldiers brought home with them, including several straw hats and some wonderful oil paintings depicting life in Vietnam. Included in the display is General Colin Powell's military rucksack that he carried while serving in Vietnam along with an interesting story of how the displayer acquired it.
As the resident foodie at the Riverside Branch, I’ve come to really enjoy all of the cooking programs and the wonderful assortment of new cookbooks we have. Just this week, I presented my first cooking program, Italian Night at the Library. I prepared one of my favorite Italian entrees, and I think everyone attending had a good time.
Did you enjoy the "red" books last month? This month we have "Brown" books, authors with the last name of Brown that is. If brown isn't your color, then check out our prophecies display. Or, if you are looking to escape, then dream-reality may be the display for you. You can also sharpen up those detective skills with our cozy mysteries. For the kids, we have a display of American books.
If none of these sound good, stop in and we'll help you find something more to your liking.
This month, the display case in the lobby is overflowing with works of art built by our local fiber artists. Such lovely texture and color -- all hand-done! This talented group of women has been together as a group since meeting in 2009 at a garage sale and realizing all they had in common. They meet once a week here at the Library to spin, knit, crochet, comb fiber, and solve all the world problems. They are supportive, talented, and lead busy, productive lives. Some have their own fiber flocks to shepherd.
Starting this year, we have a brand new display that will be a recurring theme here at our branch. As many of you may know, I have been featuring an employee once a month in a blog as we travel through the year. NOW, you can come to our Library and see a special display for the featured employee of the month!