It is hard to believe we have been in space more than 50 years, and 41 years since Neil Armstrong took that memorable "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." – and became the first human to set foot on another body in our solar system. How many people remember the heady excitement and thrill we all felt, as friends and families from all over the world gathered round their TVs to watch the momentous event?.
Check out the site games.yahoo.com or FreeArcade.com to see a whole mess-o-games in a range of categories. Here is a list of some of the types of games available on FreeArcade, for instance. Just don’t forget that if you’re at the library, you’ll need to play games that don’t have to be downloaded.
Now, I know Halloween is over, but every year around this time I start thinking about how Halloween became Halloween. I feel like there is more to the date than costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating. I began my research on our MCPL list of history databases. Searching individual databases was not providing me with a ton of general information, so I decided to do a cross search on multiple databases (top of the page). This search brought plenty of results, including a rather interesting tale from Ireland.
While working at the circulation desk, I am frequently asked by customers for a "good book." We do have several resources available to help in this search. My favorite is the "author read-alike" featured of NovelList Plus. This feature of the database will give suggestions of writers to try based on my current favorite authors.
It is an adventure everytime I go to one of our local daycare facilities to present a storytime for the preschoolers. Every group of children is unique, a wonderful yet challenging reality. They love the rhymes, finger plays, songs, coloring sheets, and the many picture books, pop-up books, and lift-the-flap books that I get to share with them. Successful storytimes play a crucial part in making MCPL compelling; and MCPL has an amazing collection of resources for planning winning storytimes that will engage, entertain, and educate young readers.
Have you found the huge selection of databases available on the MCPL website? There are wonderful resources right at your fingertips. From the Homepage, click on Kids at the top. On the left side of the screen, you will see Teachers. Click on this, and then click Web Resources: Teaching Resources. You will find excellent resources on this page. Be sure to click Home Schooling at the top of the page for additional resources specifically for homeschoolers!
The library has just finished editing their publication, Christian Fiction Authors. You can pick up a copy at your local branch. It lists hundreds of Christian fiction authors and the series of books they have written. Series are listed by name, and the titles are in order so you can follow the story from beginning to end. The catalog is so nice because you can mark what books you have read and make notes about your favorites.
I am a big fan of the Antiques Road Show. Once in a while I take a look at the things that I have collected over the years and wonder if anything may be of value to someone one day. Well, the Antiques Road Show has only been to town a few times, and who knows when they’ll be back. However, there are other sources at the library to tell me how much I can hope to see from Great Aunt Edna’s Pickle Castor.