Here at the Colbern Road Branch, we have a table displaying the MRA’s or Most Requested Authors’ titles. It’s the perfect place to find a great book to keep you inside and cool on these hot summer days.
Roxie, our resident 50’s housewife, has had a makeover. Now, she’s Marilyn! During the month of August, the Lone Jack Branch has a special display highlighting Marilyn Monroe’s extensive library of classics.
Known as a blonde bombshell, Marilyn was an avid reader. When she died, she had amassed a library of over 400 classics, including books on religion, theater, literature, art, psychology and philosophy.
How many Marilyn classics have you read? Pick up a flyer at our branch and see!
I will never be able to look at water lilies the same way, that is after viewing Monet’s Water Lilies at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art recently. Granted, the Kansas City gallery is fortunate to house one of the triptychs by Claude Monet as part of their regular museum collection. However, for the first time in 30 years, all three panels were brought together for a limited time to be viewed as a single piece as the artist intended.
Hello, Dear Readers! ‘Tis September, when the kids are settling into the routine of school and assignments and homework: math, science, reading and history. My display table this month features mythology, a subject I’ve always wanted to learn more about, and which I felt might catch the interest of both children and adults.
We have a new display at the Blue Springs North Branch! We have many popular tables such as our "Staff Picks" and "Most Requested Authors". We are constantly refilling them because they go so fast, and you can always guarantee a good read off of one of them. Our new table will be "Recently Returned" items. We thought you might be interested in the good reads everyone else is checking out. You can find the display located close to the check-in desk. Enjoy!
Come check out Smithville's annual Veteran's Salute display. This year features several panels that detail the events surrounding Pearl Harbor. The display is a lead-in to the Veteran's Salute celebration held at the Platte City Branch on October 22. Mark your calendar for that event which includes vintage military vehicles, a USO show, and veteran's roundtable discussions.
As the temperatures begin to dip, my thoughts turn to those who will be most affected by the oncoming winter. Across the nation, small and large cities are being forced to close their doors to the homeless because of the drastic change in our economy. State budgets have been cut severely since 2008, and already, many states have projected shortages for the fiscal year 2012, a sum of more than $86 billion, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The Missouri Building Block award is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by children not yet in 1st grade. Each year, 10 books are nominated. In order to be eligible to vote, children must read or listen to at least five of the nominated books. Ballots are available at the circulation desk. Voting will continue through December 31st; however, we ask that children vote only once.
The MCPL Weston Branch is using their expansive display areas as an art gallery for some very important artists. During the school year, we will be displaying West Platte Elementary art projects on a rotating basis. Thanks to the cooperation of the art teacher, Peggy Bennett, the library will be supplied with color and fun. Right now we are showing art from the 3rd Graders and more art is waiting in the wings.
Stop by and take a look at these masterpieces. Who knows, there may be a Rembrandt in the making.