Henry Ford once said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." I have discovered a treasure through MCPL's Online Resource to help explore new subjects and improve my skills. Have you checked out the ed2go classes that are available for free to people who have a valid library card?
My hubby has worked very hard to lose 30 lbs. One of the new lifestyle changes he has made is to have a smoothie for breakfast. Well, our second blender (in 6 months) bit the dust. Realizing it was a design error on the manufacturer’s part, we weren’t about to invest in another from the same brand. What to do? MCPL to the rescue!
Have you recently finished a good book or a great series and are at a loss for what to read next? Do you browse through the stacks at your library wondering what you should pick? Fear not, MCPL has the answer with Reading Suggestions!
There are two great ways to find what you’re looking for: email newsletters and read alike lists! Email newsletters offer a variety of subjects for you to peruse. Read alike lists will provide you with titles and/or authors that are similar to the ones you like.
Not long ago, the Library was closed for two weekdays. The next week there was another storm and the Library was closed yet again. I got cabin fever. I was tired of being stuck inside. The books I had checked out from the Library no longer interested me. Then I thought of a solution. I used my Android tablet to open the free OverDrive Media Console app. From there, I went to OverDrive—where a vast selection of choices was waiting to be downloaded.
I'm sure all of us have a few books that we remember from our childhood. For me, they are the books that my grandma read to me when I was a little girl. Grandma and Grandpa always kept a stash of children's books at their house. It was one of the things that remained steady throughout the years, and I could always count on a few books being present.
When I say homework, I’m guessing your first thought isn’t "Oh, hurray. I would so much rather spend my free time doing school work instead of hanging out with friends, playing games, or watching my favorite TV shows."
Homework was not my favorite thing to do either when I was in school. The good news is that the Library can help you get that homework done and out of the way, so you will have more time to do the things you want to do (No offense to those of you who enjoy homework).
Did you know that our databases are a great place to search for all kinds of scholarly information? Accessible from our website, you have 272 databases at your fingertips when you search at any branch location, and 267 of those can be accessed remotely with your library card!
I was desperate for an adult fiction book to get me in a good reading frame of mind, something different from the plethora of titles I was reading for a reading challenge a month before. No matter how hard I browsed, I was striking out left and right. But then it occurred to me to try one of our great book-finding resources, Novelist Plus. What a brilliant idea!
The number of people using eBook readers is growing. A recent survey shows that 21% of American adults have read an eBook this past year, and more are purchasing Nooks, Kindles, iPads, and other eReaders. If you are looking at purchasing an eReader soon, or you already have one and are needing help downloading eBooks to your device (for FREE through the Library), we can help you!
The four movies I attended this past weekend were On the Road, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac; The Gatekeepers, an Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary in 2012; Happy People from Werner Herzog; and Stoker with Nicole Kidman. What can I say?! What a great weekend!