Do you like to color with crayons, paint, or take pictures? These are just a few techniques you can use in quilt making. If you have ever gone to a quilt show or to a quilt shop, you have probably seen some of these techniques.
MCPL now has a new webpage for homeschool information (Homeschoolers @ the Library is the new name for Discovery Club). The webpage includes information on events and online resources. The Raytown Branch will host two events: Arctic Express November 10 and This Your New Year on December the 8th.
This morning, at 6:15 AM, my eyes popped open and I cried, "NaNoWriMo!"
Of course, I made the obligatory rounds. I called my groggy mother who said, "That's nice dear." I texted all of my fellow WriMo friends to encourage them, and I got on Facebook and spammed those who were smart enough not to give me their phone numbers. I am PUMPED! I am READY! I am... PREPARED? Not so much.
Are you looking for fun and educational websites for kids? You can find a wide assortment on our website. There are selections for Babies and Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School Age Kids. These include recommended books for each age group as well as games to play. Click on Kids at the top of the page, and then choose the age group you are interested in.
As people everywhere are working away on writing a 50,000 word novel this month, we would like to draw your attention to all of the wonderful writing websites available in Web Resources. Aspiring writers will find several websites geared just for them.
I signed up for a Mango foreign language class about a year ago. After a few months, life changed, and I wasn't able to keep up. But recently, I decided to begin again. My account is still open, which makes it so easy to jump right back in. It should be a lot of fun if I just keep doing a little bit each day.
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the brilliant red and yellow maples, the amazingly clear blue skies and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. I look forward to the simplicity of this holiday—a chance to reflect and be thankful for all that we have including those we love. And of course, the food!
A customer came in looking for an obscure church history. It was not available on microfilm, and he was looking for a library that might do an interlibrary loan. WorldCat is a database that allows anyone to search for books in almost any library in the world. You can access WorldCat through the MCPL website with your library card. WorldCat opens automatically to look for books only in Missouri libraries, so be sure to change the setting to World Libraries on the Search page.
This is the question my friends and I begin to ask each other in September as we begin to anticipate our return to Haiti. It's that time of year again. and in addition to making my sixth trip to Haiti, I'll be heading to El Salvador for the first time in January.