You'll be amazed by the creative projects coming out of the Hoover Heroes 4-H Club--the largest 4-H club in Platte County. Drawing from a large area including Smithville, Kearney and North Platte, this group has chosen a variety of projects to display for the month of October. From woodworking to fossils to cat photography, the vivid colors and high quality work is impressive.
We Have Books In Spanish!/¡Tenemos Libros en Español!
Did you know about our new displays of Spanish language materials? Pick out a mystery (by Nora Roberts perhaps) or learn about how to protect your health; the choice is yours! And find more books in Spanish at our Antioch and Grandview branches!
We also want to remind you that you can limit any search on our catalog by language. Just click on "advanced search" and select "Spanish" to search only Spanish-language materials.
We have a new display at the Midwest Genealogy Center: a collection of memorabilia from the Katz Drug Co. Stores. This is a private collection which a patron has loaned to us. Katz Drug Co. was founded by Isaac Katz and his brother Mike, immigrants from the Ukraine. The brothers began their business near Union Station in 1914. By 1920, the Katz Drug Co. had expanded into a chain of stores in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. Their business model made the Katz Drug Co. one of the most profitable of its type in the world.
So, as part of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), our branch has set up a special display for all you aspiring novelists out there! Need to know how to word build for your sci-fi or fantasy? Want some tips on writing characters or dialogue? Next, come check out our snazzy new display over in the Teen's section of the library.
One of the many enjoyable things I get to do is come up with interesting book displays. For the month of November, I have created a display that pairs dessert cookbooks with food mysteries. It’s a rather unusual combination, but I hope you enjoy exploring what we have. Any time you see our materials grouped together on a display, they can be checked out. In fact, we want you to check them out, which is why we put them on display! We have so many great items to choose from, and we want you to know about them. This month’s display also includes audiobooks and books in large print.
The North Oak Branch has teamed up with the local schools from the North Kansas City School District to display our area students' artwork.
Mrs. McKiddie and Mrs. Boydston, Art Instructors from Antioch Middle school, currently have their 7th grade Illusion Drawings, along with 8th grade Surrealism Drawings on display. In addition to this, we have Gracemor Elementary kindergarten, first, second, and third grade art. All of it looks simply beautiful. What an awesome opportunity to stop by and see our neighborhood student's art.
Come check out the creative stylings of the Smithville High School art classes on display at the library. This month features works in a variety of media that will make you smile--from soap sculptures to newspaper collages. Who knew so much art could be done with a sharpie? For the more refined, you'll find linocuts, pastels and intaglios. I find something new to look at every day.
Don't miss the fantastic Octotree vs Elephish drawing and the spray paint sculpture. Enjoy!
Visit us at the Midwest Genealogy Center to see a unique collection of platters. This is a unique collection because these pieces are owned by the staff here at MGC. Memories abound during the holiday season, especially as we unwrap our special tableware.
You will see china manufactured in occupied Japan, brought back to the United States by an Army nurse. Homer Laughlin, Paden City Pottery, and Taylor Smith Taylor are a few of the manufacturers represented (plus the ever popular Depressionware). Start your holiday nostalgia early as you view our platter collection!
I’ll be honest – I’m a vampire fangirl. I’ve never really understood the appeal of werewolves. Wolves are fine on their own, but when you have them transforming into humans (and vice versa), things can get a little too messy. Wet dog smell, anyone? No thanks!