Jo Ho wowed the audience once again at the North Oak Branch of MCPL. Why do we love her so much, you might ask? Check out her show at one of our branches, and you will see. Her vividly animated expressions, lively presentation, and creative inclusion of the audience draw you in, and you become entranced with her performance. You begin to wish that you were still a kid! Young and old alike enjoy her stories. She brings every subject to life, and makes you want to know more.
Antioch Branch on October 11 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, mystery. Come and be a part of our Anime Movie Night for teens. In September, we began the original Naruto anime series. Join us in October as we follow the continuing adventures of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
Laughter and smiles were everywhere on Wednesday, September 20th as the Grandview Branch hosted their 1st Annual Community Services Fair. Children were treated to a puppet show by Anitra Steele, and their parents learned about low cost and no cost services available to young families in and around our community. Everyone enjoyed refreshments, and had a chance to pick out a free book to take home with them. Many of them, like our new friend Chase Ashby, were able to sign up for their very first library card. We look forward to the many opportunities Chase will have in the years to come.
The Teens' area at the North Oak Branch is practically unrecognizable! Gone are the days of teens browsing for books in the middle of the adult area. The North Oak Branch now has a corner dedicated to teens. From fun decorations, to relevant books and programs, there is something for every teen.
Join us for our annual children’s Halloween party. It takes place on October 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. We will have stories, songs, a simple craft, games, and face painting. Wear your costume for the costume parade through the library. Don’t forget your camera for some great photo opportunities.
Are you looking for fun crafts to do at your local library? The Red Bridge Branch offers crafts for 9-12 year olds, one Monday night per month. In the past, we have offered such varied programs as Intricate Paper Snowflakes, Celebrate Chinese New Year, Ancient Egypt Artifacts, and most recently we had Cardboard Castle Construction!
With the arrival of fall and cooler weather, the days of spending time outside, playing with the kids, working in your garden, or even just sitting out on the deck are quickly drawing to a close. So you ask yourself, what can I do to occupy my time? The answer lies in the latest issue of Beyond the Books. This handy little booklet has enough activities packed inside to keep kids from 1 to 101 busy throughout the fall and winter.
The third annual Let Your Skeletons Dance Lock-In at the Midwest Genealogy Center is scheduled for Friday, 29 October. Participants will be allowed to stay after closing from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Join us for an evening filled with barbecue, fun, prizes, mini-classes, and research!
National Magic week is October 25-31. The Society of American Magicians adopted the idea of National Magic week as a way of promoting the Art of Magic. Shows are performed at orphanages, hospitals, and nursing homes for those who would have difficulty getting to a theatre to see a live performance.