The Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world when she set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City on April 10, 1912. Four days into the crossing, at 11:40 pm on April 14, 1912, she struck an iceberg and sank at 2:20 am the following morning. It resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people, in one of the deadliest, peacetime, maritime disasters in history. The Titanic was designed by some of the most experienced engineers and used some of the most advanced technologies available at the time.
Looking for new authors and good reads? Walk into the Blue Springs North Branch, and you'll come across a cluster of tables that are there just for you! The most recent addition is our "Staff Recommends" table. It's overflowing with a plethora of juicy picks. Our staff has a lot of diverse tastes in everything from bestselling fiction, non-fiction, fantasies, and classics. Feel free to ask our staff for good suggestions (We read a lot). We can also guide you through the many web resources we have. Happy Reading!
We have a new book display up and running at the Blue Ridge Branch! Check out our books on Home Improvement… we have many on our shelves. We will be happy to order others from branches in our system. And don’t miss the great fixer-upper “model home” that two of our pages made just for the occasion (thanks, Hakima and Alex – paint splashes and all!)
Camden Point Branch staff are observing Labor Day with a book display honoring the American Worker. This display contains books covering a variety of occupations. It provides an opportunity for students to see the various careers open to them.
Are you ready for some football? To mark the beginning of football season, our staff at the Platte City Branch has created a display of football related library materials. We have plenty of books and movies to choose from at the Platte City Branch. Even if we don’t have what you’re looking for here, we’ll get it for you from another Mid-Continent Public Library branch. All of our display items are available for checkout. So, stop by and pick something up today.
For many of us, the Vietnam War was a part of history we could only learn about in textbooks. But for more than 2.7 million United States service men and women, it was a life and death reality, something from which to heal rather than merely read about.
"The Wall That Heals" is the traveling exhibition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C. The Wall will be exhibited at Pink Hill Park, in Blue Springs, Missouri from September 30 - October 3, 2010. On display are original newspaper articles from the Washington Post, a commemorative plate, and a personal photo of some of the groundbreakers that day in Washington, D.C., one of whom is my husband. The Oak Grove Branch has a small display with items that can be checked out.
It’s that time of year again. The older children are off to school, and younger brother or sister wants something to do. How about checking out the Missouri Building Block Award Nominee display starting September 1st. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from the list of ten titles selected by a group of Missouri librarians. This award is to get young children from birth to kindergarten excited about reading.